Milford Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Milford Connecticut is a picturesque suburban city, located on Long Island Sound. It has over 14 miles of shoreline facing the Sound, a large part of which forms the Silver Sands State Park. The city is credited as being home to the world’s first personal-computer manufacturer, and hosts the annual Milford Oyster Festival. Several multinational corporations are headquartered in Milford, including the owners of the Subway restaurant chain.
Fairly affluent, well-educated, married couples, families, management, engineers, secretaries, health care workers.
Median house prices slightly above state average, good sales numbers, wide range of house prices and styles.
Community-influenced, suburban, social, quiet, small-city feel, waterfront and rural influences.
Local events and festivals, local attractions, waterfront location, diverse shops and restaurants, natural beauty.
Culture, arts, recreation, sports, water-based activities, hiking and biking, historical sightseeing.
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The land that is modern day Milford Connecticut was purchased by English settlers in 1639, and like much of New England, the city was the site of action during the Revolutionary War. As one of the earliest settlements in Connecticut, Milfordhas given rise to several towns that broke off and incorporated separately. After World War II, Milford became a much more suburban community, and the Downtown area is being rapidly revitalized, with a number of new establishments helping to make the city more popular within the region.
Milford celebrates an annual Oyster Festival, a town fair which honors the local cuisine and the town’s location on Long Island Sound. Events featured include kayak races, classic car shows, carnival rides, food stands and even opening your own oyster for a pearl. Famous musical acts such as Joan Jett and The Marshall Tucker Band have played at the festival in the past.
The city is home to the Milford Cultural Center, which offers various events throughout the year. There are several beaches in the city, as well as a state park, and Audubon center, two golf courses and plenty of other recreational facilities available in the town.
The Silver Sands State Park makes up a large part of the Milford coastline. Charles Island is part of the Park and features a protected bird nesting ground and a sand bar that can makes the island accessible by foot at low tide.
Milford Public Schools manages eight elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools: Jonathan Law High School and Joseph A. Foran High School. Milford is also home to The Academy, which offers an alternative education program to high school age students. Milford schools often perform as highly as some of the richest school districts in the state.