Connecticut November 10, 2016
The One Connecticut Town That’s So Perfectly New England
New England is known for being a place apart from the rest of the country. It’s famous for its Colonial and Victorian homes, the quaint town centers, and the lush natural landscape. But some places exemplify New England’s charms even better than the rest. Check out Guilford, Connecticut for a look at what east coast living is all about:
Guilford residents are proud of their town's history, especially since the town is one of the oldest in the state.
From the second you enter the town limits, you know you're somewhere special. A coastal community with a population of twenty-two thousand, Guilford is quaint and vibrant at the same time.
Colonial era homes still survive here, including the Henry Whitfield House, the oldest stone home in New England.
Walking amongst the historical buildings is a key reason visitors flock to this town. The magic of a simpler time is preserved here, in the homes, in the narrow streets, and in the people themselves.
Explore the downtown area, lined with boutiques and family owned shops.
The classic set up is like walking down a Hollywood set. Turns out that main street shopping areas still exist, and are even flourishing.
Events on the town green celebrate local arts and keep the community strong.
After you visit, you'll never want to leave! The family-centered town is the best version of small town life you'll ever find. That's why Guilford, Connecticut is a popular spot for young families.
This view from
Bishop's Orchards is just one example of Guilford's stunning views.
Bright green fields in the summer turn in to colorful tree-lined landscapes in the fall. And even in the winter, the sun rising over the town green is one enchanting good morning.
But it's the scenic waterfront views that will truly leave you breathless.
Home to Chaffinch Island, lakes, and a marina, there's plenty of places to stand at the edge and soak in the sea.
Walk along the coast for a look at some boats and coastal homes.
I think you'll find that Guilford never looked so good, which may be hard to believe considering how lovely the inland area of this town already is. But it's true!
In the summer and autumn seasons, the town is even more lovely.
Guilford lives up to its New England glory with its 'pick your own fruit' options and plenty of pumpkins to usher in Halloween.
You can escape the crowd with an escape to the beach.
Choose a popular destination or discover one of the more hidden shores. Even beach dwellers will find this town enchanting, which is why Guilford is basically perfect.
Except for one thing.
Once you go to Guilford you'll never want to leave. Maybe it's something in the water, or maybe the town just speaks to you. But either way, it sucks you in. So what will become of you when you realize your dream town has been here all along?
We'll cross that bridge when we get to it...
Isn’t Guilford, Connecticut the bee’s knees? What Connecticut town do you think is perfectly New England? Let us know! In the meantime, did you know we not only have the best towns in America, but the
best pizza too? If you’re a true Connecticutian ( find out here), you’ve known for a long time that this is the true pizza capital!