community spotlight stonington ctStunning views and a tight-knit community is what you'll get when you come to the seaside town of Stonington, Connecticut. 

This town with a population of 18,000 is located right on the Rhode Island border. It's less than an hour from Providence and New London, about an hour from Hartford and New Haven, and less than two from Boston.

"I always love to visit Stonington," said Kazantzis Real Estate Owner and Agent Andrea Kazantzis. "It's coastal living at its finest, with some of the best views in the state. That combined with a small-town feel makes it the ideal place for a family to settle down." 

Situated on the southeastern corner of the state, Stonington was voted by Yankee Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in New England."  And, If you visit "The Point" you can see why. Located on a peninsula that juts into Fisher's Island Sound and Little Narragansett Bay, the popular spot provides panoramic views in all directions. On a clear day, you can see Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. From this spot, several lighthouses are visible and you can even get a glimpse for Taylor Swift's seaside home in Watch Hill, RI. 

If you're looking for a day at the beach, duBois Beach is the spot for you. Owned by the Stonington Village Improvement Association and operated by the COMO - Stonington's community center - duBois beach is great family fun featuring gentle surf, jetties for crabbing, and a shaded gazebo. 

duBois Beach (Photo Courtesy: The COMO)

Settled in 1649, Stonington is also rich in history. You'll find streets lined with colonial homes, along with quaint shops and seaside restaurants.

Photo Courtesy: Stonington Historical Society

History buffs will want to visit the Old Lighthouse Museum - which is the first lighthouse museum in the nation. The museum features changing and permanent exhibits including maritime artifacts and Oriental trade. Visitors can tour seven rooms of exhibits, and climb up to the lighthouse tower for some stunning views.  

The Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer House Museum lets visitors take a step back in time, to see how two sea captains and their family members lived in the 1800s.  Majestically sited, overlooking the upper end of Stonington harbor, “Pine Point” offers sweeping water views in all directions. Visitors can climb the home's octagonal cupola which the family used to identify ships arriving from distant ports. 

Community is a big part of Stonington. The town has a very active community center with The COMO providing multiple activities including yoga on the beach, youth sports, and even a preschool and summer camp for the kiddos.

If you're interested in taking a closer look at Stonington, we have a team of agents standing by to help.