Turtle Bay – Branford, CT
About Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is a beautiful community that rests on the shoulders of Branford, Connecticut. It is a city where the land is kissed by the waters of the sea. Turtle Bay attracts those looking to wake up to a warm shining sun, or those who want to be serenaded to sleep by the calming sounds of the ocean.
The average home size in Turtle Bay is about 1,500 Sq ft, and the median listing price is 329,000. The homes there are sprinkled with a modern touch. The median age is 37, but there are quite a few members of all age groups here. Some residents call it a great place to retire, while others call it a great place to come home to after a long day at work.
Most people here have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which make this a community that values education. The median household income is about 73,000, and the crime rate is about 80% percent lower than the national average. That makes this little place down by the sea, a beautiful and safe place to call home.
Aristotle once said that “the roots of education can be bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Turtle Bay is surrounded by schools that have successfully made the fruit, and the education quite sweet and commendable. There is an elementary school nearby by the name of DC Moore, which is a great school that parents rave about. One parent of a child said that she moved a few times, but no other school made her daughter feel as welcomed, as DC Moore.
Another school worth mentioning is Joseph Melillo Middle School whose motto says: “Students first, whatever it takes.” A strong statement from a strong school that is committed to your children’s education. This school has gone through great lengths to communicate with the parents of their students as they actively use both Facebook and Twitter to keep parents updated.
The last school is a school that has won three state championships in baseball. It is a school that has implemented a program, that actually requires students to reach a bit higher than most public schools. A school that requires all senior students to come up with a presentation, a thesis on a subject of their choosing, and the project must be presented to the whole community and school.
This school is Branford High School, a school dedicated to making sure that all its students not only pass high school, but are fully prepared for higher education
What To Do In Turtle Bay?
Aside from the beautiful shoreline nearby there are a few islands to escape to. Thimble Islands and Money Island are easy places to get to, and they will be enjoyed by the whole family. For those of you interested in a ‘blast from the past’ there is the Shore Line Trolley Museum, that actually houses a staggering collection of unique trolley cars.
For those interested in the arts you should be informed that one of the leading American homes for theater sits right by this community, it is the Long Wharf Theater. A theater house that has produced innovative plays, as well as classics with one thing in common: quality. Quality is what Turtle Bay has to offer. If you decide to make your home here you will be more than satisfied.