A Great Place to Live:

Guilford, Connecticut is an economically mixed, residential and business community with miles of natural attractions and a well-run, efficient town government. It boasts native arts, education, medical and professional resources and seeks appropriate economic development.

An Economically Mixed Residential Community . . .

Guilford is a community of professional, technical, service and trade workers, and retirees. Major employers include municipal, retail, health care services, tourist services, and light manufacturing.

  • Guilford is comprised of a mix of mostly residential, open space, commercial/industrial, with the balance utilities and roads
  • Significant summer residential population and day visitors attracted by the beaches and Long Island Sound shoreline
  • Predominantly single-family homes, median selling price in 2011-2015 was approximately $383,000

Miles of natural attractions . . .

  • Two public beaches, one on Long Island Sound, one on Guilford Lake Quonnipaug
  • Several Hiking Trails
  • Public Marina and Private Guilford Yacht Club
  • Public 9-Hole Executive Golf Course
  • Five Historic House Museums

Town Government . . .

  • Bond rating of AAA (Fitch) and AAA (S&P)
  • Property tax (mill) rates lower than nearby towns
  • Growth guided by formal Plan of Conservation and Development, including an Economic Development Plan

Guilford is conveniently located . . ..

  • On Connecticut’s scenic shoreline
  • 2 hours to New York City or Boston via I-95 or coastal rail line
  • 20 minutes to New Haven’s arts, educational, health and cultural resources

Economic Development . . .

  • Reinforces Guilford’s historic status
  • Preserves open space
  • Protects Guilford’s character as a small, residential seashore Town
  • Makes a net positive contribution to Town budget