Old Saybrook (and Fenwick) Connecticut
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Area Description

Old Saybrook is a nautical New England town with a population of about 10,000 that lies at the confluence of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. It was once home to the now late Academy-Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn.

What many people do not know if that . Yale University was founded in Old Saybrook 1700 and did not move to New Haven until a year later. Fenwick is an upscale borough that is apolitical subdivision of Old Saybrook.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors



Varied, with many upscale areas along the shoreline, known for good schools.


Casual, nautically-oriented, with many area marinas catering to people from across the state.

You'll Love

Boating, water sports, the natural beauty

Perfect For

Families, boating enthusiasts, upscale shoreline lifestyle.

Around the Area

Old Saybrook is between Boston and New York and is an ready commute to Hartford, with  access to I-95 and Route 9 and an Amtrak railroad station with frequent connections to New Haven, New York and Boston.

In addition to a strong boating community,  Old Saybrook offers a scenic shoreline, great views, marinas, shops and restaurants.

The town has a long history and is also known for its preservation of open space

Of special note,there is a political subdivision of Old Saybrook which also is a tony municipality on its own: Fenwick.  A portion o Fenwick is an historic district and the borough is on the National Registry of Historic places. The borough receives municipal services, such as police and fire, from Old Saybrook.  It has rules a certificate of appropriateness needed for new structures and changes to existing ones in its historic district.

As the borough notes on its website: it is “a small community enjoying our very special spot on Long Island Sound. By respecting our neighbors, the land and the rules, we live together in harmony.”



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