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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Killingworth, Connecticut

The small and peaceful town of Killingworth (7,000 people) is located just inland from Madison and Clinton in Connecticut. It is a bucolic town with many horse farms and weekend homes for people from New York City. It has many country lanes that are ideal for bicyclists. Many are narrow enough that the forest canopy above provides shade on the hottest days.

Where to Retire in Killingworth and Home Prices

The median home value was $341,127, in early 2020, according to Zillow. Some homes are on very large lots or are actually farms.  It tends to be an exclusive area although there are some modest homes.

What Is Special about Killingworth

Chamard Vineyards.  The horse farms and quiet, tree lined roads make this a special place that is also great for biking.

What Is Not Special about Killingworth

It is remote, there is no town center. Connecticut is not a tax-friendly state.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 27 degrees, July's average is 73 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

For the cultural scene you can attend festivals and events and visit museums in the small, quaint towns along the shoreline which include Madison, Old Saybrook, and Guilford.  New Haven, home to Yale, is just 30 miles away, and day trips can be taken to NYC or Boston via Amtrak.


The crime rate here is low.

Medical Facilities

Shoreline Medical Center is 10 miles away; Middllesex Medical Center is in Middletown about 18 miles away. Yale-New Haven Hospital, a large, top-notch hospital is 30 miles away.


New Haven Regional Airport is 25 miles away, Hartfort International is about 45 miles away. Amtrak and the Shoreline East has stops along the shoreline towns just a few miles away, with trains to New Haven, Boston and NYC.  Killingworth is rural and not a walkable community.

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