Retire in Guilford

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Activities and Culture

Learn about Guilford's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

So this is the moment where you realize that all of those taxes are worth it. Located right on Jacobs Beach, less than an hour from skiing, and boasting 39 miles of hiking, Guilford offers something for people of all preferences.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

1

Movie Theaters:

2

Casinos:

0

Public Libraries:

1

Malls:

0

Shooting Ranges:

2

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

0

Closest Beach:

Jacob's Beach (0 miles away)

Closest Skiing:

Mount Southington (35 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

5

Universities:

0

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  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Guilford, CT is very fitting of the term "quaint". It's food scene is no different. Although the town is small, it offers a variety of cuisines within its borders. Those who are looking to expand their palates even more are only a short drive to New Haven, which has a multitude of offerings for any taste.

  • Restaurants

    1660
  • Bars

    100
  • Local Specialty

    Chowder

Culture

Culture Summary

Although Guilford is a small town, it is rich in history. Some nearby historic sites include the Falkner's Island Lighthouse, the Acadian House, and the Dudleytown Historic District. For those who enjoy the performing arts, New Haven is only a short drive/train ride away.

  • Total performing arts companies

    1
  • Museums

    4
  • Historical Sites

    4
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    0
  • Vineyards

    1

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