Westbrook CT Real Estate & Information

Westbrook CT Real Estate & Information

Westbrook is a Connecticut community located in the south-central portion of the state along Long Island Sound. The town is found within the bounds of Middlesex County, and its history can be traced back to the 18th century. It was not until 1840 that the town was incorporated. Westbrook offers a quaint charm and a seaside location that regularly attracts new residents to the community. Between the years 2000 and 2010, the population of the community increased by just over 10 percent. The maritime location of Westbrook makes it an ideal place of residence for those who enjoy seaside activities like fishing, swimming, and boating.

Shopping and Dining

There is a Tanger Outlet Center located in Westbrook at Flat Rock Place that is one of the primary shopping destinations in the area. Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are also conveniently located to Westbrook real estate. They can be reached within about 10 minutes by a short drive to nearby Clinton. One of the closest supermarkets is the ShopRite in Clinton, which is located on East Main Street. Other nearby grocery shopping resources in Clinton including the Town & Country Market on Glenwood Road and the Super Stop & Shop on East Main Street.

Westbrook features many charming restaurants where diners can enjoy great food in and elegant and relaxing atmosphere. For New American cuisine, the Turtle Cafe at Westbrook Place is a good option. Those in the mood to experience culinary traditions from Western Europe can try Bistro Mediterranean and Tapas Bar on Main Street for Spanish food or The Log Cabin on Boston Post Road in Clinton for Italian fare. The Whole Enchilada on Boston Post Road is another Westbrook dining option that offers delicious Mexican dishes.

Parks and Recreation

The Stewart B. Mckinney National Wildlife Refuge is one of the closest natural areas to Westbrook real estate. This 950 acre park extends over 70 miles of coastland along Long Island Sound and serves as a sanctuary for some endangered species such as the roseate tern. A smaller park located closer to town is Daniel P. Wren Park, which offers sports facilities including a basketball hoop and shuffleboard equipment.

Westbrook Parks & Recreation is one of the most important resources for recreational opportunities located near Westbrook real estate. The department runs sports programs for young area residents wishing to participate in soccer, basketball, and hockey leagues. Westbrook residents wishing to implement a fitness regime can take advantage of the offerings of Snap Fitness of Clinton on East Main Street or Northeast Fitness Factory on Boston Post Road in Westbrook.

Living

The population of Westbrook was at 6,938 as of 2010. However, the town's population has been steadily increasing for over a decade. With a land area of 15.7 square miles, Westbrook has a low population density. Although median home values are only about $45,000 more in Westbrook than median home values in the entire state of Connecticut, Westbrook is known for a very high cost of living. As of 2012, the cost of living index reading for Westbrook was at 308.1. This means that it is over three times as expensive to live in Westbrook as it is to live in the average United States community.

Schools, Healthcare, and Transportation

Westbrook has its own school district that runs one high school (Westbrook High School), one middle school (Westbrook Middle School), and one elementary school (Daisy Ingraham Elementary School). Westbrook Public Schools has a student enrollment of just under 1000 and employs about 95 teachers. This makes the district's student-to-teacher ratio about 9.92.

The Shoreline Medical Center provides healthcare services to those residing in Westbrook real estate. This healthcare institution is located at Flat Rock Place and provides medical services including outpatient diagnostics, MRIs, emergency care, and X-rays. Providers of family medical services in and around Westbrook are located at the Westbrook Medical Center on Grove Beach Road and at Family Medicine Associates on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook.

When it comes to public transportation, Westbrook is serviced by both Shore Line East and Estuary Transit District. For transportation services outside the area, there is an Amtrak station five miles away in Old Saybrook and another 20 miles away in New London. Two nearby airports include the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in East Haven and the Groton New London Airport in Groton.

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