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, average selling price in 2007 was approximately $400,000


Miles of natural attractions . . .

  • Two public beaches, one on Long Island Sound, one on Guilford Lake
  • Coastal wetlands
  • Historic stone walls, forests and fields
  • Attractive neighborhoods
  • Moderate coastal climate


Town Government . . .

  • Bond rating of AA+ (Fitch) and Aa2 (Moody's)
  • Property tax (mill) rates lower than nearby towns
  • Growth guided by formal Economic and Conservation 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
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