Milford Connecticut
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Area Description

Milford is a coastal city of 52,000 people known for its beaches, quaint downtown and spirit of community giving, earning it the nickname, “Little City with the Big Heart.”

Milford has 17 miles of coastline and is home to the popular Silver Sands State Park, where more than a quarter of a million visit each season to stroll the boardwalk, witness wildlife in its natural state and explore a bar of sand leading from the shore to Charles Island, where Captain Kidd is said to have buried his still believed to be unfound treasure.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Friendly and community-oriented.


Upscale, wide variety from many area near and on Long Island Sound to more woodsy areas, easy commuting.


Beach -loving and family-centric, nautical.

You'll Love

Beautiful beaches, charming downtown, the annual Oyster Festival, parades, strong emphasis on the arts, both visual and theatrical and a thriving Milford Arts Council.

Perfect For

Boating, raising a family, swimming, festivals, arts,

Around the Area

Each beach, like each neighborhood in this economically diverse city, is unique and draws its share of summer residents from Connecticut and other states.

Walnut Beach in the city’s Devon section bordering Stratford and is considered a thriving arts community and home to galleries, festivals and events celebrating the arts.

At the other end of the city bordering West Haven is the Woodmont area and its beaches have walkways for long stretches make for easy strolling and its views for breathtaking ambience. That area of the shoreline is rich in historical sites such as Signal Rock.

Milford is diverse in its businesses. On the one note the quaint downtown Green bearing monuments to veterans is surrounded by fine restaurants, some specializing in fresh seafood and boutique type businesses offering fashion and trinkets. But a few miles away is the Boston Post Road thriving with fast food restaurants, grocery stores, big box stores and even a mall. The city has a strong Chamber of Commerce team and economic development leadership.

In the north end of the city there are corporate parks and office buildings galore. Even manufacturing is alive in Milford. The bustling harbor and its marina Lisman Landing just beyond the Green attract a significant summer crowd that contributes much to the local economy. The marina is a popular destination for boaters from all over the country who flood the restaurants and stores with business.

The arts council is housed in a building at the Milford Train Station, itself another boon to the popularity of Milford because the train access creates a straight shot to New York City. Estimates are that 5,000 commuters use the train out of Milford each day.

The city’s popularity overall as a place to live, work and do business, is also bolstered by its proximity to Interstate-95 and Route 15, also known as the Merritt Parkway in this area. The city is home to vintage automobile shows, farmer’s markets, festivals, concerts, free children’s events, community gardens, several parks and playgrounds. There is a strong sense of environmental advocacy/preservation among city residents and a growing sense that if Milford extends its reach any further it will lose that small town charm it manages to keep as a city.



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