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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Beacon Falls, Connecticut

Offering a rural setting in Connecticut's hills, the small town of Beacon Falls is conveniently located about a half hour drive from either New Haven or Hartford.  Residents can take a train to New York from New Haven's Union Station, and return home to the comfort of small-scale suburbia.

Where to Retire in Beacon Falls and Home Prices

There is an upscale large active adult community in the town (see link at left).
The median home value in Beacon Falls was $312,613 in early 2021, a 12% rise in prices over the past year, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls is in a pretty part of Connecticut, convenient to New York, New Haven, and Hartford but also uncrowded and rural.

What Is Not Special about Beacon Falls

Home values, the cost of living, and taxes are all quite expensive.

Climate and Physical Environment

Beacon Falls is in the center of Connecticut, north and west of New Haven.  The average July high temperature is 83 and the average January low is 17. The wettest month is May (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Beacon Falls Public Library


Crime in Beacon Falls is much lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Major hospitals are within 10 miles in Waterbury, Derby, and New Haven.


Beacon Falls has a stop on the Waterbury branch of Metro North railroad; Beacon Falls is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.

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