What's it like to live in Clinton, Connecticut?

Just 20 minutes east of New Haven you will find the charming historic town of Clinton. This small shoreline town of about 13,000 residents boasts a beautiful collection of homes with something to offer every type of buyer, from waterfront communities to farmland settings. It is home to a unique and always growing collection of local businesses including art galleries, restaurants and shopping.

Bordered on the south by Long Island Sound and on the north by Cockaponset State Forest, boaters, hikers, other outdoor enthusiasts and even our Clinton real estate agency enjoys all that Clinton has to offer. For those who like a different pace, there are unique venues and activities to enjoy, such as treasure hunting at the many antique shops or wine tasting at Chamard Vineyards.

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Schools & Education

What are the schools like in Clinton, Connecticut?

The Clinton Public School District offers three schools that cover pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The district promotes student centered environments to prepare them to become resourceful, productive citizens in a global society. The Morgan School, the town’s high school, occupies a brand new state-of-the-art facility.  Colleges near Clinton include Yale University, Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

The Commute
Getting Around

What is the commute like in Clinton, Connecticut?

The average daily commute time for Clinton residents is less than 30 minutes. I-95 is easily accessible and Route 9 is close by for those commuting to Hartford and Rocky Hill. With Shore Line East operating many daily commuter trains to and from New Haven and Old Saybrook and bus service to the surrounding towns, public transportation is a viable option for residents.

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What is there to do in Clinton, Connecticut?

There is ample fun to be found outdoors, starting on the docks of the Clinton Town Marina. There you will find a fishing area, boat ramps, docking space, picnic tables, a kayak launch area and paddleboard rentals. The Clinton Parks and Recreation Department maintains a number of parks with athletic fields, nature trails and playgrounds, as well as local beaches.  Hikers can begin in the southern portion of the Cockaponset State Forest and traverse portions of neighboring Westbrook, Deep River and Killingworth, and there are miles of hiking trails in the northern part of town. 

The Clinton Premium Outlets offer a fantastic selection of merchants. Chamard Vineyards is a scenic and popular venue for sampling wines, listening to bands in the open barn or dining on a farm to table meal. The Clinton social calendar is filled with events big and small, so there is always something to look forward to around the corner.

Living in Clinton, CT. FAQs

Is Clinton CT a good place to live?

Clinton, CT is generally considered a good place to live. The town offers a mix of rural and suburban living with a coastal location along Long Island Sound.

What is Clinton CT known for?

Clinton, CT is known as the Bluefish capital of the world. The town is famous for its annual Bluefish Festival, which celebrates the region's rich maritime heritage.

The town boasts several popular attractions, including the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, the Indian River Marina, and the Clinton Historical Society Museum.

Does Clinton CT have a town beach?

Yes, Clinton, CT has a town beach called Clinton Town Beach. The beach is open to both residents and non-residents.

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