Welcome to Guilford
The heart and soul of Historic New England rest in Guilford, a quintessential Connecticut jewel on the sparkling shore of Long Island Sound. Here, one of the largest collections of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century homes in existence gathers along tree-lined streets, and the Town Green is considered incomparable.
Boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and museums coexist in harmony with a residential and summer community that enjoys the charm, rustic character, and individuality of a uniquely balanced seaside town. Only minutes from downtown New Haven, this strong community's approximately 22,375 inhabitants have chosen a Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting form of legislation.
Guilford is focused on education, creating a "high-performance learning community where instruction invites effort and supports academic rigor for all students and educators." The historic town's commitment to meeting today's modern needs is carried throughout a fine public educational system consisting of four elementary schools, two middle schools, and Guilford high school.
New Haven's Yale University and the area's many cultural offerings are of the highest caliber. Indeed, it may be said that Guilford has it all.
Two inviting beaches and three marinas provide public access to recreation on the salty Sound. For yachting enthusiasts, private clubs include Sachem's Head Yacht Club and Guilford Yacht Club. Enjoy public and private tennis courts, the Guilford Golf course, and the pleasures of nature on Guilford's abundant hiking and riding trails. August concerts on the Green, the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, and many other engaging holiday activities.
Nineteen minutes, fifteen miles, and a world away from the bustle of New Haven, Guilford has convenient access to I-95 and major roads, keeping travel by car to any destination simple. Train service also serves this singular town well.