Old Saybrook

A picturesque coastal town where tranquility meets charm.

Welcome to Old Saybrook

A picturesque coastal town where tranquility meets charm.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, epitomizes coastal New England charm, situated neatly in the heart of Middlesex County along the beautiful Lower Connecticut River Valley. Known for its scenic landscapes and tranquil environment, this town offers a peaceful retreat with all the amenities of modern living. The blend of historic allure and contemporary lifestyle makes Old Saybrook a coveted destination for both residents and visitors seeking a serene yet vibrant place to call home.

The town's architecture, ranging from quaint seaside cottages to grand historical residences, reflects its rich heritage and the community's pride in preserving its unique character. Old Saybrook is not just a place to live; it's a lifestyle choice that prioritizes relaxation, community, and natural beauty. Whether you're strolling along its pristine beaches or browsing through its bustling marketplaces, Old Saybrook invites you to partake in its idyllic lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Stunning Coastal Views: Breathtaking landscapes that captivate and soothe the soul.
  • Historic Charm: Rich heritage seamlessly integrated with modern conveniences.
  • Community Spirit: A close-knit community that warmly welcomes newcomers.
  • Gourmet Dining: Exceptional seafood and fine dining at your doorstep.
  • Recreational Activities: Abundant outdoor activities tailored to every interest.

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Old Saybrook enjoy a lifestyle that many dream of but few attain. The town's serene ambiance is complemented by its active community life and a plethora of outdoor activities. From leisurely days spent at Harvey's or Cornfield Point Beach to exploring the trails at Tylerville State Forest, there is always something to do. The community is supportive and engaged, often gathering for various cultural events or community projects, making Old Saybrook not just a place to live but a place to belong.

Dining and Shopping

Old Saybrook's culinary scene is a delightful blend of traditional and contemporary, with options ranging from the refined Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina to the cozy, lively atmosphere of Liv's Oyster Bar. The Choo Choo Lounge offers a unique dining experience with its elegant setting and creative menu. For those craving Italian, Fiore Pizzeria & Restaurant serves up authentic dishes that are sure to impress. Mystic Market South provides gourmet sandwiches that cater to the refined tastes of the locals, while Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food brings a burst of flavor and color to the local restaurant scene.

Shopping in Old Saybrook is just as varied and exciting. Whether you're looking for the latest fashions, unique gifts, or fresh local produce, Old Saybrook's shops and boutiques provide a shopping experience as unique as the town itself.
 

Things to Do and Entertainment

Old Saybrook is a cultural hub with a vibrant arts scene centered around the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center and Museum, which hosts a variety of performances and events that draw crowds from across the region. The Spa at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina offers a luxurious escape for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation.

For the more adventurous, the town's many parks and recreational areas offer a myriad of activities. Saybrook Point Miniature Golf provides fun for all ages, while the General William Hart House offers a glimpse into the town’s historical significance. Seasonal events like the Saybrook Craft Beer & Wine Festival showcase the best of local and regional produce, fostering a sense of community and celebration.

Schools

Education in Old Saybrook is distinguished by its commitment to excellence, with Old Saybrook High School standing out as a beacon of learning and community involvement. The school is known for its dedicated staff, comprehensive curriculum, and a supportive environment that encourages students to excel both academically and personally.

Overview for Old Saybrook, CT

10,506 people live in Old Saybrook, where the median age is 55 and the average individual income is $58,612. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,506

Total Population

55 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$58,612

Average individual Income

Around Old Saybrook, CT

There's plenty to do around Old Saybrook, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

43
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
35
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Herbery, Essex Wine & Spirits, and Reel Cast Charters.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$ 2.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.68 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 0.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Old Saybrook, CT

Old Saybrook has 4,584 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old Saybrook do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,506 people call Old Saybrook home. The population density is 931.538 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,506

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

55

Median Age

43.78 / 56.22%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,584

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$58,612

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Old Saybrook, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Old Saybrook. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Kathleen E. Goodwin School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Children's Tree Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Joshua Center Shoreline Cdt
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Old Saybrook Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Old Saybrook Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5

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