There are many beautiful places in Connecticut but none quite match the sprawling and scenic shoreline. From the ritzy Gold Coast of Fairfield County to the more rustic charm of New London and Mystic, the shores of Long Island Sound are some of the most sought after land in the state. Make no mistake, choosing to own a home on the Connecticut shoreline is not cheap and if you are serious about owning or building a custom home somewhere on the shoreline be prepared to spend.

The first decision you need to make is where on the shore line you plan on living. Connecticut offers a varied and vibrant scene along the coast but it can range drastically. One the western edge your have the famed Gold Coast, home to some of the wealthiest zip codes in the country including Greenwich, New Canaan and Westport while the eastern side is more toned down and shares the humble nature of neighboring Rhode Island. Towns such as Old Lyme, Niantic and Stonington are highly sought after places for their peace and quiet and pristine beaches.

There’s also the in between section that includes West Haven, Guilford and Madison that can feature beach front condos and very expensive homes in places such as Sachem’s Head and the Thimble Islands off of Branford. Great for people who love ocean views and places to launch their sailboats, just about every town on the Connecticut shoreline is ideal for boating.

While the shoreline keeps residents far removed from the bustle of city life and crowded town centers, it does have the convenience of being easily accessible to I-95, the major state highway that can have you in Boston or New York in two hours. This highway also connects with other major roadways including I-91, I-84 and the Merritt Parkway making traveling quite easy.

Finding custom home communities on the shoreline isn’t exactly easy as many homeowners choose to develop personal property. However, in East Lyme, By Carrier has developed the exclusive community of The Orchards offering timeless elegance in its beautiful custom homes. Situated on 240 acres, The Orchards is East Lyme’s finest subdivision and includes a clubhouse, tennis courts, miles of serene walking trails and easy access to the cherished waterfront.

If settling on the shoreline has been your dream, contact By Carrier today to inquire about available custom homes at The Orchards.


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