Noank

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Noank, Groton, Connecticut 06340 -

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  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

The town of Noank was previously called Nauyang, which means point of land, and it used to be a summer camping territory of Pequot people in 1614. In 1655, these individuals were brought under the English protection after the Pequot War. The land that consists of Noank Peninsula was purchased in 1712 by James Morgan through a lottery.

Elihu Spicer, Jr. and Charles Mallory founded C.H. Mallory and Company Steamship line in 1861, and then Robert Palmer placed steam railways in his shipbuilding factory in 1879. His firm, at that time, has become among the biggest ones in America for building wooden ships and 1,000 vessels that vary from sound steamers to fishing boats.

By the year 1912, the Connecticut State Lobster Hatchery has been established in this town.

The village has developed from a tradition of boat building, fishing and lobstering and contains more boat and ship yards than churches. Noank Smack, a type of fishing sailboat, is local to this community.  The town is a host of the longest-running Memorial Day Parade in the entire United States, held every year since 1875. In 1979, nearly the entire village was recorded as a historic district at the National Register of Historic Places, which include businesses and homes that date back to the year 1840. The historic district’s importance is mainly in domestic structural design protected in 240 homes.

Area and Climate

The town of Noank is a census-designated place located in New London County in Connecticut. As a quaint coastal village, it has been home to numerous artists, as well as other noteworthy people, and was represented in a number of artworks. Prominent individuals include Robert Brackman (painter), William Halsey (Navy admiral), Ellery Thompson (storyteller, painter, fisherman, and writer), Henry Ward Ranger (artist), Peter Freuchen (Arctic explorer), and Mark Daniel Merritt (American choral music composer).

Noank is a perfect destination to just go around and watch the boat parade that comes and goes from Mystic during the summer season. There are some days on a weekend when it seems like an old boat parade. The beautiful town has a rich maritime history that features leafy, narrow streets lined by charming homes. You will find a small marine museum, a few small boutiques and numerous seasonal restaurants; however, there isn’t much to validate the area as a main transient destination of itself and in itself. The good thing, though, is that the town of Mystic is close by, and its many attractions, boutiques, restaurants, and shops are just within your reach.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of a condo or home in 2000 was $235,200 and $371,247 in 2011.

2011’s mean cost for all home units was $471,841, $387,720 for townhomes and attached units, $465,355 for detached homes, and $596,614 for 2-unit structures.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 was 111.0, which is higher than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

One point of interest in this town is the Sylvan Street Museum that attracts researchers and visitors who are interested in the community’s schools, boat building, artist’s community, homes, people, Palmer Shipyard, and fishing. More often than not, these people are delving into the family genealogical info in order to find out more about the town’s connections. The archives are a wonderful source for the pleasure and learning of the history of New England shore. Tourists discover the museum through the different social programs of Noank Historical Society, including lectures and quarterly meetings and newsletters and via the references from some tourist and historical associations.

Of course, your trip to this town won’t be complete without eating freshly cooked seafood in a waterside ambiance outdoors, and this is the reason why Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is always worth checking out.  It is a BYOB restaurant that seasonally opens from early May until mid-October. You can take with you a cooler that has your favorite drinks, and get ready to feast on the views and the food.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Charters
  • Shopping
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Walking
  • Bike Rentals
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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