Branford in New Haven county, Connecticut

Branford

Branford is a small quiet community perfect for suburban life, tucked into the coast of Long Island Sound. The commute to nearby commercial centers is practical, and outdoor enjoyment is abundant.

This area originally known as "Totoket", and later became Branford, was part of the land bought from the Mattabesech Indians in 1638. The Long Island Sound provided many of the early settlers with a livelihood doing shipbuilding and coastal trade. The first iron furnace in Connecticut was set up and operated at Lake Saltonstall in 1655.

The Branford Green is considered one of the finest in Connecticut with its three churches and town hall facing Main Street. Surrounding the historic town green are architecturally rich homes from the Greek revival, gothic and colonial periods. Large single-family ranches, contemporary designs, condominiums and delightful seasonal and year-round cottages are also available in the town.

Beaches in Branford are among the most stunning in Connecticut, stretching across 20 miles of coastline. The town is home to several serene public and private beaches, as well as Foote Memorial Park. The Scenic Route 146 is a 12-mile driving tour beginning in town and snakes along the Long Island Sound into Guilford. The largest group of islands in Connecticut is Branford's Thimble Islands. Numbering over a hundred, they take their name from the "thimbleberries" or black raspberries which once grew wild on them.

Branford's education community includes an early learning and family resource center for preschoolers, kindergarteners and their families, including three elementary schools; an intermediate school; high school; adult education and summer enrichment programs.

Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$392K
10.5 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
$465K
22.9 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Single Family Homes
173
4.2 % since November 2015
Single Family Sales by Quarter
Median Sales Price
November 2016 - Condominiums
$166K
19.9 % since November 2015
Average Sales Price
November 2016 - Condominiums
$213K
6.1 % since November 2015
Days on Market
November 2016 - Condominiums
162
43.4 % since November 2015
Condominium Sales by Quarter

Community Summary

Population Growth (since 2010) -0.54 %
Population Density (people / sq. mile) 1,276.6
Household Size (people) 2.18
Households w/ Children 21.35 %
Annual Residential Turnover 9.48 %

Housing Inventory

Fair Market Rents

Gross rent estimates, localized to show expected pricing variations.

Studio $960
One Bedroom $1,139
Two Bedroom $1,399
Three Bedroom $1,783
Four Bedroom $2,054

Education

The educational climate index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Socioeconomic Status (SES) measure. Factors in this measure are income, educational achievement and occupation of persons within a ZIP code. Because this measure is based on the population of an entire ZIP code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Educational Climate Index
Values range from 1 to 5 with lower values representing a worse educational climate
Highest Level Attained

Population Demographics

Total: 27,875
Households: 12,676
Median Age: 48.42

Employment & Finance

Workforce
Income by dollar range (Median: $70,861)

Climate & Weather

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The weather risk chart displays a percent value for a given type of weather risk as compared to the national average. A percent value greater than 100 indicates the area is more prone to risk than the national average; similarly, a value less than 100 indicates the area is less prone.

Temperature
Weather Risk
Percent risk, as compared to national average
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Public Elementary

School

JOHN B. SLINEY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-4
23 EADES ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405

MARY T. MURPHY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-4
14 BRUSHY PLAIN RD
BRANFORD, CT 06405

MARY R. TISKO SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-4
118 DAMASCUS RD
BRANFORD, CT 06405

Public Middle

School

FRANCIS WALSH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Grades: 5-8
185 DAMASCUS RD
BRANFORD, CT 06405

Public High

School

BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: 9-12
185 E MAIN ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405

Private/Catholic

School

SHORELINE SCHOOL OF MONTESSORI
Grades: PRESCHOOL-K
675 E MAIN ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405

ST MARY SCHOOL
Grades: PRESCHOOL-8
62 CEDAR ST
BRANFORD, CT 06405

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Commuting to and from Branford

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