Bethany, CT —
A Retreat Away from the Noise of the City

Dreaming about a retreat away from the noise of the city? Consider secluded, affordable, wooded Bethany--Connecticut’s best-kept secret. A sleepy, slow-moving place, surrounded by a rich cultural oasis, Bethany had been named by Connecticut Magazine as among the best small towns in Connecticut. Your neighbor might be a nurse, a professor, a business mogul, a carpenter, but all of them fiercely defend its 58% of undeveloped land and its sustainable agriculture. After all, the town motto is “Rural is Beautiful.” With a population of only 5,500, it was jokingly described as having as many horses as people and there is a Horse Commissioner, who manages the many events available for horse lovers. All this, only 80 miles from New York City and 45 miles from Stamford by car or train.

"buy sustainably grown seasonal fruits and vegetables at Clover Nook farm, one of the oldest continuously operating family-owned and run farms in the state. "

For those who want a more active lifestyle, have a round of golf at the highly rated family-run 9-hole Woodhaven Country Club, where golf fees are reasonable and greens are “challenging but fair.” Hike the Naugatuck Forest Trail and then enjoy a swim in Veteran’s Memorial Park Lake during the summer. Hike nearby Sleeping Giant State Park and fish for trout in its streams. The trail up the mountain ends at a stone observation tower with a magnificent view all the way to Long Island Sound. You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Then head to family-run Drazen Orchards in nearby Cheshire, where the owners greet you with a smile and a hello, and you can pick 14 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, plums, pears and quince. (They also have great pies!).

"You also can walk, skate, ski or bike portions of the 50-mile paved Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. "

Also close by are Yale University’s world-class museums and art galleries—all open to the public and mostly free, great for a rainy day. The Yale Center for British Art has the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom See the Gutenberg Bible at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript library. The Yale University Art Gallery has an “encyclopedic” collection of art, including works by Degas, van Gogh, Picasso, as well as early Italian paintings, vessels from Tang-dynasty China, masks from West Africa and much more. People of all ages can participate in classes with artists and curators throughout the year. The young and the young-at-heart will enjoy the Peabody Museum of Natural History, which boasts renowned collections that include fossils of our earliest dinosaurs.

After a busy day, head back to Bethany and relax.

Featured Listings

16 Southwind Lane, #16, Milford (Pond Point), CT

$199,900
Easy living lifestyle condominium conveniently located in an area where there is nothing more to desire! A second/top floor unit is ready for you to unpack and enjoy your new home. New modern flooring in the entry way and living room will capture your attention the minute you walk through the door. Open floor plan presents with a fully applianced kitchen and dining area with sliders to your private balcony - extended seasonal living. Natural sunlight galore making this unit bright and cheerful. You will be pleased with the generous sized bedroom with a walk-in closet. The property offers a large basement where many have found great use as a bonus room - perhaps a exercise area, office, recreation or hobby room - endless possibilities! Plenty of extra space for storage and closets, and your own washer and dryer/laundry room! There are 2 assigned parking spaces and guest parking. Just a short stroll to beach. Enjoy close proximity within minutes to shopping, restaurants, trains, bus lines & highway. Enjoy all Southwind Village has to offer.

32 Harbour View Place, #32, Stratford (Lordship), CT

$550,000
Waterfront Living like no other - Welcome to the sought after Harbour Woods complex in the Lordship neighborhood of Stratford. This rear row townhome offers 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, & 2,092 SF of living space. Newer modern wood-like flooring throughout the unit with open concept living and views from everywhere! Preparing and entertaining in the kitchen while enjoying the views and open to entertaining in the dining room with a wall of windows overlooking the river and marina. Living room with fireplace, shiplap and sliders leading you to a private deck and paradise galore. The upper level presents a luxurious primary bedroom suite w/ walk in closet, a double sink vanity oversized tiled bathroom with deep tub/shower & dressing table. Enjoy the loft upper level from the primary bedroom offering additional space for relaxing, office or exercise room. A guest bedroom and full bath finish the upper level. Parking and access into your home is easy with the attached garage and parking just outside your door. Enjoy the amenities of a heated swimming pool, sprinkler system keeping the grounds looking their best & many renovations/improvements along the exterior! Stratford offers beautiful beaches, waterfront restaurants with outdoor patios, Boothe Memorial Park, Roosevelt Forest with hiking trails, Paradise green - farmers market, summer concerts and many social events. Conveniently located close to shopping, Metro North train station & approximately 60 miles to New York City.

300 New Haven Avenue 302, Milford, CT

$749,900
Rare opportunity to own Residential and Commercial space in Milford, CT! At a 4-Way intersection with traffic light and 190 feet of road frontage. Traffic count is over 14,000. 4 separate buildings, 1 two-family, 1 retail building with residential space, 1 screen house and 1 one car garage. This property can be utilized as is or torn down and built for whatever your needs are.
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