About Milford

Welcome to the City of Milford, CT

“A Small City with a Big Heart” is what Milford proudly calls itself. Settled in 1639, Milford is the 6th oldest town in Connecticut. A lot of landmarks and memorials, antique stone bridges, and historic homes serve as constant reminders of the city’s great sense of history.

It is that typical small town New England setting that has a friendly and warm environment, a well-maintained “town green”, a superb overall location, 17 miles of the beautiful Long Island Sound shoreline, ample shopping and restaurant venues, a bustling harbor where the Long Island Sound and the Wepawaug River meet in the heart of the town, the duck pond and the waterfall that newlyweds and high school prom goers use as a backdrop for their memorable photos, and for those who love other recreational activities, there are parks, numerous playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts, golf courses, and hiking trails.

Milford has plenty to offer. It provides easy access to I-95, Route 15, and the Merritt Parkway. A lot of residents take the Metro North train to work in New York City and neighboring Connecticut towns, such as Fairfield, Bridgeport, Westport, Norwalk, Stamford, and Greenwich.

For those who enjoy the water, Milford has 6 public beaches, including the Silver Sands State Park. There are numerous activities for all ages – boating, beach volleyball, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, and windsurfing. Others simply enjoy walking along the shore or boardwalk. One of the highlights of the summer is the well-known Milford Oyster Festival that attracts about 50,000 people annually. Another highlight is the annual Walnut Beach Sand Sculpture Contest that attracts people from various age groups.

Downtown Milford has a lot of restaurants, bars, and outdoor dining spots for the summer months. This is a big draw for the younger people to meet up and enjoy the company of their friends. There are numerous small boutiques and retailers for avid shoppers. The Westfield Shopping Mall is only a short distance away from the downtown area and is located along the Boston Post Road, where other prominent stores reside.

Milford Hospital is a state-of-the-art community hospital that offers an alternative to the big hospitals while maintaining the highest medical standards. Their staff is very caring and accommodating.

In recognition of its commitment in providing safe, caring, and healthy environments for the youth, Milford was named one of the “100 Best Communities in America for Young People”.

The city has a diversified economy – from Bridgeport Avenue along the Boston Post Road, there is a row of automobile dealerships, restaurants, hotels, furniture stores, banks, specialty shops, and numerous retailers. Other sections of Milford are home to corporate offices, manufactures, warehouses, service providers, and technology firms.

Interested In Milford?

As you can see, Milford has a lot to offer. If you have any questions about this small city with a big heart, feel free to reach me through the contact information to the right or through the simple contact form below. I’ll try my best to respond as soon as possible.

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