Retire in Guilford

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Best Retirement City - Guilford

See why many believe that Guilford is the best city to retire

Guilford, Connecticut is a quaint town that rests on the shores of the Long Island sound. The town and surrounding areas are popular with recreational sailors, and the nearby Thimble Islands are accessible only by boat. Guilford is steeped in historical richness: there are five historic house museums with important buildings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and the town is dotted with National Historic Places. The Guilford Green (a large park) is a focal point in the town which is surrounded by boutique shops and restaurants. Although the cost of living is higher than the national average, many residents are convinced that the elevated quality of life is well worth the extra cost. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Guilford.

City Highlights

  1. Picturesque waterfront location
  2. Close to New Haven for greater access to restaurants/culture
  3. Highly educated
  4. Very walkable
  5. Multiple hospitals within 25 miles

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. Not tax friendly
  3. High home prices vs. National average

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 96,151

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

New York, NY

Population Growth Last 3 Years



New Haven

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Bradley International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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