Milford Real Estate
Milford is known as Connecticut’s “Small City with a Big Heart!”. It is located along the Connecticut coastline, just north of Fairfield County and approximately 1 hour from New York City and 1 hour from the Casinos.
Being the sixth oldest town in Connecticut, 55,000 residents take pride in their town and are proud to boast of their meticulously maintained town green which is the second longest in New England. As you walk through the downtown area you get that small town sense coupled with the charm and the sense of history of an English settlement dating from 1639. You can stroll over the historic bridges and gaze at the deep gorge at the Memorial Bridge, stop for an ice cream cone as you view the boats that have crossed Long Island Sound to visit or stay at the Marina, and then stroll back around the green area to choose which restaurant you shall have your favorite lobster or steak dinner at. Milford is known for its fabulous nightlife, 7 nights a week! Whether you enjoy outside summer concerts, food festivals, or just getting together with your friends, Milford has something for everyone. Check out our tour below.
The third Saturday of every August Milford is host to the well-anticipated Milford Oyster Festival which draws over 50,000 visitors from near and far. In addition to the national performers and oyster cook-off, visitors come to see the Arts and Crafts Fair on the Green, children’s entertainment, canoe and kayak Races, and much more. This is truly an event not to be missed.
Milford also has a flourishing business community and is home to some of the best known companies in the US including Subway, Schick and Bic. The city welcomes development from a wide range of businesses.
Milford is easily accessible for both travelers and commuters by major highways such as I95, the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15), and Boston Post Road (U.S. 1 which runs from Florida up North). Milford is also home to their own train station located in the downtown area. MetroNorth and Amtrak runs to New York City with many stops along the shoreline including Bridgeport, Stamford, and Greenwich. The Milford Transit District provides local bus service as well as connecting to other communities with the Coastal Corridor Link. Bradley International Airport is approximately 1 hour north of Milford and JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports are within an 1-1/2 hours.
Milford has a fabulous school system consisting of 9 public Elementary Schools, 3 public Middle Schools, 2 public High Schools, an Alternative Education Program, a Technical/Vocational High School, an All-Girls Private College Prep High School and 2 Catholic Grade Schools. For more information please visit www.milforded.org.
The Milford Park and Recreation Department offers many recreational opportunities for all ages. There are 24 playgrounds, 8 parks and 24 ball fields. Milford also has a ice skating rink which is open to all year-round. For those under the age of 12, Milford offers a Summer Playground Program on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a fee-based program which includes many activities such as bowling, pizza parties, visiting the beaches, and much more.
For more information on the City of Milford please visit www.ci.milford.ct.us