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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Durham, Connecticut

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Where to Retire in Durham and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in Durham (see link at top left).
The median home value was $346,772, in early 2021, according to

What Is Special about Durham

Durham has small town charm. Also, it is home to one of the first public libraries in the country.

What Is Not Special about Durham

For those who don't like rivers, rocks, and the quiet outdoors, there's not a lot else going on in Durham.

Climate and Physical Environment

Climate is typical of New England: cold winters, warm summers, and warm-cool springs and falls in-between.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Durham has some nice restaurants, but there's nothing overly exciting here.  That is, except for the annual Durham Fair held here every September.   The whole town pretty much closes down for rides, jam judging contests, tractor pulls, and all the good old county fair stuff.  For winter activities Powder Ridge is a ski slope just outside of town.


Crime in Durham is lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Middlesex Hospital is about 6 miles away in Middletown.


Amtrak is 8 miles away in Wallingford. A regional airport, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, is about 21 miles away.  Bradley International Airport is 35 miles away, in Hartford.

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