Living in Branford, CT
A Shoreline like no other.
Like many other towns along the Connecticut coast, Branford has several historical sites of which The Thimble Islands are the most popular. With rich history dating back to 1639, Branford has a mix of legends and myths that surround the Thimbles and adjacent coast. Branford is known for its quarries and famous pink granite that is used in buildings and landmarks around the world, beautiful tidal marshes, and protected wildlife.
Offering a Lifestyle combined with Convenience and Comfort
A shoreline town located only 10 miles from New Haven and 42 miles from New London, Branford CT has all the charm of a coastal community evoking a quiet, laid back lifestyle. Its population of just over 28,000 people, enjoy a lovely coastline with beautiful beaches and spectacular views of the Thimble Islands.
For the Active Lifestyle
Branford doesn’t fall short for those with an active lifestyle. For hikers, bikers and walkers, the 30 Mile Branford Trail is a top attraction. Choices for extracurricular activities include a Driving Range, Yacht and Country Clubs with tennis and golf, a public boat ramp, kayaking trips, Thimble Island Tours, Yoga Studios, Day Spas and a very dedicated Parks and Recreation department that offers a wide variety of Community Activities. You will not be disappointed when searching for personal enrichment.
Shops, Restaurants and Daily conveniences.
Branford has something for everyone, including a plethora of shopping along Main Street, two breweries and a newly constructed railway station making it convenient for commuters traveling to New Haven, New London as far as Stamford. The downtown green is lined with historic buildings, boutiques and five star restaurants, music, and community events aplenty. Native to Branford are such attractions as the Stony Creek Brewery, Lenny’s Restaurant, Bud’s Fish Market, Van Wilgen’s Garden Center, Thimble Island Ferry, and many more tourist attractions.