This waterfront community on the Long Island Sound is divided by the Connecticut Turnpike eight miles from New Haven. Renting an apartment in Branford, you will have access to the Branford Train Station which is part of the Shoreline East commuter rail line from New London to New Haven. There are several high-technology companies here such as Curagen and 454 Life Sciences and the town is only minutes from several colleges and universities in New Haven.
You will discover many area attractions near your Branford apartment. This area has six historic districts and is covered with historic homes, museums and landmarks you can explore. The Harrison House and Museum dates from 1724 and has period furnishings, local historical items, archives and an herb garden. The Shore Line Trolley Museum operates with the support of more than 1,000 volunteers and displays nearly 100 vintage vehicles and memorabilia from the trolley era. Branford Center is the Main Street area where you will find lots of shops and dining options as well as the Branford Green where the community hosts many concerts and events throughout the year. Branford has several annual events including a summer jazz series and the Branford Festival where friends and family come to reunite while enjoying food, music and rides at the town Green. Along the scenic Connecticut shoreline town of Stony Creek, you can take in a show at the Puppet House Theater a year-round performing arts center that presents a wide variety of plays, puppet shows and children's programs.
Shoreline Greenway Trail offers 25 miles of pathway near the waterfront for walking, hiking and biking. There are other trails along Lake Saltonstall providing lots of areas for you to stretch your legs outside of your Branford apartment. While here you can take a cruise of Thimble Islands, enjoy a day of recreational shell fishing or relax at one of the waterfront parks.
A post office in Branford is located at Park Place. The phone number is 203-488-0663.
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