Living in Woodbridge, Connecticut - Reid Real Estate Group
August 28, 2017

Living in Woodbridge, Connecticut

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Woodbridge , CT 06525, is a charming, old fashioned town located in New Haven County. 

Woodbridge was incorporated in 1784 and is located just 5 miles from downtown New Haven. This is a town that steps to the forefront in having so much to offer its residents and visitors because of its fantastic location! Woodbridge is a wonderful town to live in for many reasons, one of them being how conveniently located it is. 

The town is bordered to the west by Seymour, Derby and Ansonia, to the east by Hamden and New Haven, to the north by Bethany and to the south by Orange.  The Town is approximately 80 miles east of New York City, 40 miles south of Hartford and approximately 130 miles southwest of Boston.   The Town is intersected by several major highways making an easy commute a reality!  

The highways are easily accessible and you have several options with I-95, I-91, the Wilbur Cross/Merritt Parkways and Rt-8.   The Town is served by numerous interstate transportation carriers including truck services, bus services, and Amtrak and Metro-North which provide both freight and passenger rail services in New Haven.

Though it is close to major cities, this town has a quaint small town feel with rolling green countryside, an extensive system of preserved hiking trails and friendly neighbors. Woodbridge has much to offer in addition to its great location, such as, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, easy access to shopping and restaurants, parks, recreational areas, lots of open outdoor space and the fact that it is not densely populated is an added plus.

Woodbridge is very much a family focused community with an impeccable school system, top notch public safety and an abundance of well-kept open space to enjoy and reconnect with nature.  This lovely town is a great place to raise a family, as children are safe to play and the schools are a main priority for the community. 

Woodbridge is known to have fantastic public schools and scores well above the state average on the Connecticut Mastery Test, class sizes are generally 13-14 students per teacher and Woodbridge spends above the national average per student per year.  (The average in Woodbridge is $8,735 per student per year and the national average is $5,691).  Woodbridge shares Amity Regional High Schools with the neighboring towns of Bethany and Orange.

It’s easy to see the charm and history of Woodbridge just by driving through the downtown area, but if you do a little research, you will find that the town center is listed on the National Register of historic places as Woodbridge Green Historic District.

Another excellent thing to note about Woodbridge is that there is a great commitment to ensuring that there is plenty of easily accessible open space.   This town is home to several organizations that protect undeveloped land and historic sites, including the Woodbridge Land Trust and Woodbridge Park Association.

In addition to the above named facts, Woodbridge is home to the  Alice Newton Memorial Park which offers 93 acres of beautiful hiking trails open to the public and offers an incredible get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Another little gem to explore and enjoy is the 22 acre Wepawaug Falls area.  This is one of my favorite areas in CT to spend a day!   Located close to a lovely water fall on the Wepawaug river, within the Alice Newton Street Memorial Park in Woodbridge, CT,  the park is a really a forest preserve with a network of trails. 

Because the town is so well kept, you would be hard pressed to find litter in the street or parks that aren’t in stellar condition.  There are so many great open spaces to explore, trails to hike and even water falls to enjoy.

Choosing a place to live can be a daunting task, but when you have towns like Woodbridge to visit, the search becomes rather enjoyable.   You are certain to find plenty of benches outdoors to sit and enjoy the scenery and take in some of the beauty that this town has such an abundance of!

Minna Reid

Minna Reid is The Broker - Owner of Reid Real Estate Group. Reid Real Estate Group is a full-service Connecticut residential real estate brokerage, specializing in helping homeowners with legal and financial challenges including short sales, probate sales and tax lien complications.

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