Clinton CT Real Estate & Information

Clinton CT Real Estate & Information

The town of Clinton is situated in the state of Connecticut on Long Island Sound. Clinton was incorporated in 1838, and the town's history can be traced back to the year 1663, when a plantation was laid out in the area by order of Hartford's General Court. A settlement was then established in the area, which was originally referred to as Kenilwoth and later Killingworth. Eventually, the southern portion of the area originally known as Killingworth was named Clinton after a New York governor by the name of DeWitt Clinton.

Shopping and Dining

Residents of Clinton real estate can head to Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets on Killingworth Turnpike for shopping excursions. This shopping resource offers 70 some outlets including Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. For everyday grocery purchases, town residents can head to the ShopRite located on East Main Street. There are a CVS pharmacy and a Walgreens located on East Main Street.

Lobster Landing on Commerce Street and Rocky's Aqua on Riverside Drive are two popular destinations for seafood in Clinton. For French cuisine, residents of Clinton real estate can give Chamard Bistro on Cow Hill Road a try. There are several different Asian restaurants located in town, including Taste of China and Hanami Japanese Restaurant, both of which are located on East Main Street.

Parks and Recreation

Natural areas that are easily reachable from Clinton real estate include Hammonasset Beach State Park to the west and the Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge to the east. Hammonasset Beach State Park is a great place for outdoor activities like swimming, camping, fishing, and walking. The Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge is wonderful resource for naturalists living in the Clinton and Westbrook areas. This refuge expands over 950 acres along the coast. It is a site frequented by many different species of avian wildlife including shorebirds, songbirds, and wading birds. It is also known as a wintering habit for waterfowl including the brant goose and American black duck.

Clinton Parks and Recreation maintains many recreational facilities in town. The Indian River Recreation Complex offers both educational and athletic programs including art classes, softball leagues, soccer camps, and more. Another popular recreation center in Clinton is the Ethel Peters Recreational Complex, which includes basketball courts, baseball fields, football facilities, and a 1/4 mile track. Heser's Pond is another recreational facility that offers public ice skating during the wintertime.


Clinton is a fairly small community with a population of only 3,368 as of 2010. The cost of living index indicates that Clinton is a more expensive place to live than communities on average in the United States. The median household income in the city was recorded as $57,650 in 2012, and the median home value was $264,974 in the same year. Clinton real estate prices are roughly on par with real estate prices on average in the entire state of Connecticut.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Public schools in Clinton are run by Clinton Public Schools. This school district includes includes one high school (Clinton High Schools), two junior high schools (Sumner Hill Junior High School and Clinton Junior High School) and four elementary schools (Lovett Elementary School, Eastside Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Clinton Park Elementary School). The district also runs the Clinton High School Career Complex and the Clinton Alternative School. As of 2007, there were approximately 4,859 students enrolled at educational institutions run by this school district.

The Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook is located only about five miles from Clinton real estate and is one of the primary providers of healthcare services in the area. Among the medical services offered at this medical center are MRIs, X-rays, laboratory needs, a women's imaging center, emergency care, and more. Within Clinton itself, the Community Health Center on East Main Street offers primary care services. Clinton residents looking for family medical services can also consult Madison Family Physicians or Shoreline Medical Associates on Boston Post Road in Madison.

Those looking for public transportation services in Clinton have two different options to choose from. Both the Shore Line East train and the Estuary Transit District service Clinton. The Shore Line East train connects Clinton with nearby communities including New Haven and New London, while the Estuary Transit District offers transportation within the town of Clinton itself.

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