Old Saybrook

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60 Old Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Soon after making their early settlement in 1624 at the Governor’s Island, the Dutch settlers formed a fleeting factorij at Old Saybrook. Plover’s Corner or Kievits Hoek was the name of the trading post and was later on neglected because the Dutch strengthened the settlement at New Amsterdam. Fort Goede Hoop had been established in the year 1663 in what is now known as Hartford.

Formed in the late 1635, Saybrook Colony lies at the base of Connecticut River (now Old Saybrook) and its surroundings. The son of Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, John Winthrop, was chosen as a governor by the group who declared ownership of the property through a deed of conveyance from the 2nd Earl of Warwick, Robert Rich. John Winthrop was given assistance by Capt. Lion Gardiner and Col. George Fenwick. Being the group’s principals who made a plan to colonize the settlement were Oliver Cromwell supporters and stayed in England all through the English Civil War, the colony strived. George Fenwick agreed to combine the Connecticut Colony that acquired the fort and property from him and the settlement in 1644.

The Saybrook settlers acquired the land in 1659 from the Mohegan Native American tribe leader, Chief Uncas, to discover Norwich, Connecticut.

Collegiate School of Connecticut was employed on October 9, 1701 in Old Saybrook and in 1716 was transferred to New Haven and renamed Yale University later on.

Area and Climate

The town of Old Saybrook is located in Middlesex County in Connecticut and comprises of the census-designated places of Saybrook Manor and Old Saybrook Center, as well as the incorporated borough of Fenwick.

The town receives 46” of rain each year, which is higher than the US average of 37”. It receives 32” of snowfall yearly, which is higher than what an average US city receives every year (25”). Old Saybrook has 194 sunny days, with July having the highest temperature of about 82 degrees and January having the lowest temperature of 18 degrees.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of a condo or home in 2000 was $193,600 and $365,399 in 2011.

2011’s mean cost for all home units was $421,941, $353,342 for townhomes and attached units, $100,643 for vans, occupied boats, RVs, etc., $426,052 for detached homes, $297,354 for 2-unit structures, $423,157 for 3- to 4-unit structures, and $390,392 for 5-unit structures or more.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 was 316.4, which is extremely high than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

An abundance of opportunities await you at the Main Street of this town; all you need to do is chill out, walk around and approach the friendly local merchants. From retail stores to antique shops, arts, and the diverse combination of restaurants, this particular area of Old Saybrook surely has come a long way. You are more than welcome to stop and try the golf club, check out that extremely charming jewelry, slip some realty guides inside your purse, paddle a kayak, spoil yourself by purchasing a stylish outfit, or have a slice of choco fudge. The personal service is superb, and you will be surprised with the attention to detail and skilled sales staff that is the characteristic of an independently managed and owned business.

Old Saybrook has a number of parks and two beaches that are open to the public. Saybrook Point has a small golf course that is run and cared for by the Parks and Recreation department. What’s more, the town has several boat marinas, as well as a boat launching area that is state owned.

The town also has a Memorial Day Parade that takes place every year. During summer, you can always look forward to the sidewalk sales, boat show, arts and crafts show, a Taste of Saybrook Festival, and Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks under the sponsorship of Chamber of Commerce. It also has night outdoor concerts held once every week at the Town Green. On holidays, you can head to the Main Street where there’s a Christmas Stroll, as well as the Carol Sing and yearly Torchlight Muster.

 

 

Amenities

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

Lifestyle

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Shopping
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Art Galleries
  • Walking
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Shopping
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Art Galleries
  • Walking
  • Boating & Watersports
 
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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