Located in the southwest corner of New England, Connecticut features stunning vistas, glimpses of history, and a rich sense of culture. Although small in geography, it is packed with attractions for couples and families alike. Connecticut not only varies in landscape from rolling hills to beaches; it also has communities on both ends of the spectrum. Whether you’re looking for a small rural town or a place that’s more high-end, Connecticut is a great destination to consider.
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Southport, CT – A modern lifestyle in storybook setting
This quintessential New England Village looks and feels authentic because it is! With its historic harbor complete with antique sea captain’s homes and a tiny village with everything you need is within arms reach. Feels a bit like Nantucket without the ferry.
Wallingford, CT – Small Yet Mighty
After spending a short time in Wallingford, you will soon see why the small yet mighty population of 45,135 people love calling this place home. Wallingford boasts some of the lowest taxes in its area and has its very own electric division. This means quick response time and the lowest electricity rate in Connecticut. You are centrally located between the likes of Hartford-New Haven and New York-Boston.
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.
West Hartford, CT —
One of the best landmarks of West Hartford and Hartford is Elizabeth Park. The park is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers just over 100 acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café for visitors to enjoy. Also, at various times throughout the year, the Elizabeth Park Conservancy presents special events, outdoor concerts, tours, lectures and garden workshops in the Park—many of them free to the public.
Old Saybrook, CT —
More than just a regular sleepy beach town.
When I meet buyers, I always ask them what they are looking for in a home. Most of the time, they’ll reply that they want to live in a small town, not too crowded, a place where they can stroll down the Main Street to walk their dog, get a cup of coffee and spend time with their loved ones. If this sounds good to you, then you’ve come to the right place. What’s more, Old Saybrook offers more than just a regular sleepy beach town.
New Canaan, CT —
A Perfect Place to Unwind & Get Away
New Canaan is so picturesque and it is a perfect place to unwind and get away from the noise & chaos. You can be foodies, nature lovers, history buffs or art collectors, you will have no problem finding what you are looking for here in New Canaan.
New Canaan , CT —
48 Hours in New Canaan, CT
Just over an hour’s ride from New York City by car or by Metro North, New Canaan offers a terrific escape from the city. Two days will offer you ample opportunities to take advantage of New Canaan’s many offerings. New Canaan offers a bounty of opportunities to unwind with its culinary, cultural and recreational treasures.
Pomfret, CT —
Pomfret, one of the oldest towns in Connecticut
Pomfret is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut, dating back to 1713 and located in Windham County, the center of the Last Green Valley, which is characterized as green by day and dark by night. Pomfret is part of the National Heritage Corridor with a rich history in a surprisingly rural landscape of 77% forest and farm.
Rowayton, CT —
The Charm of Rowayton Today
The picturesque village of Rowayton lies at the mouth of the Five Mile River, adjacent to Darien, CT. Rowayton has around 3,000 people living in approximately 1,500 households. Rowayton retains its charming village-like character and easy ambiance with a waterfront downtown that includes the only remaining volunteer fire department in Norwalk. Other attractions include the Rowayton Seafood Restaurant and store, and Brendan’s 101 - an ice cream/sandwich shop, a wine shop, cleaners, post office, all rolled into one.
Fairfield, CT —
Greenfield Hill, New England at its finest
Understated tranquility comingles with well-maintained homes and two-acre properties. Scenic country roads flanked by stone walls and lush, mature landscapes create the legendary community that is Greenfield Hill. Bound by Easton to the North, Southern Burr Street and Northern Black Rock Turnpike to the East and Southport and Westport to the South and West respectively, this affluent and historic neighborhood in Fairfield is New England at its finest.
Sherman, CT —
A town you’ll never want to leave
Steeped in history and named for our notorious founding father, Roger Sherman, who ventured out on foot from Massachusetts and settled here as a young cobbler in the early 1700's. Roger became a surveyor, Justice of the Peace, Statesman, and the only signer of all four founding American documents. His original cobbler shop is located in the center of town behind the Historical Society. Be sure to stop in to The Old Store for something Sherman!
Niantic, CT —
A quiant seaside village of east lyme
Niantic, a quaint seaside village of East Lyme, has become a tourist destination in its own right, with Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound to the south, and the Niantic River to the east. Niantic is the only community on the Connecticut coast where the “Main Street” runs parallel to beautiful Long Island Sound. It’s the home of a mile-long waterfront boardwalk overlooking Long Island Sound offering inspiring views of Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound.