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