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Hamden, CT

Hamden ranked #53 in CNN Money’s list of “America’s best small cities” in 2012. In 2008, both CNN Money and Fortune magazine ranked Hamden #33 on the list of “best places to live and launch” for its blend of urban and suburban. It also boasts a wonderful school district. Would you like to know more about the town? Call DePodesta Real Estate!

New Haven, CT

While most know of New Haven as the home of Yale University, it also boasts an economy centered around health care, professional and financial services, and retail trade. Livability.com named New Haven as the Best Foodie City in the entire U.S. in 2014, and the pizza is claimed to be among the finest available throughout the country. If you’re a fan of the theatre, there’s the Yale Repertory Theatre, the Long Wharf Theatre, and the Shubert Theatre to enjoy. Thinking of moving to New Haven? The team of DePodesta Real Estate can answer all your questions about the area.

North Haven, CT

North Haven is home to Quinnipiac University’s graduate program campuses and was ranked the 86th “best place to live” in the U.S. by Money magazine in 2007. Despite a population of just over 24,000 as of the 2010 census, North Haven still has a town meeting form of government with a board of selectman acting as the executive branch. Would you like to learn more about North Haven? Call DePodesta Real Estate, and we’ll be happy to tell you everything you need to know.

Woodbridge, CT

The town center of Woodbridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you love the outdoors, then you’ll love Woodbridge! The town has many preserved hiking trails open to the public. Like North Haven, Woodbridge is governed by a six-member board of selectman. If you’re considering a move to Woodbridge, let the team at DePodesta Real Estate tell you all about it while helping you find the perfect place to live! Call today.

Cheshire, CT

Formerly known as New Cheshire Parish, Cheshire is conveniently located within Connecticut. It’s 14 miles north of New Haven, 25 miles south of Hartford, and 30 miles northeast of Bridgeport. If anyone in your family is a swimmer, you’ll love the year-round indoor Cheshire Community Pool. Those who enjoy active recreation will enjoy 75-acre Cheshire Park. There is also the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum. If you’d like to know more about Cheshire, call DePodesta Real Estate. We’d love to show you around town!

Wallingford, CT

If you’re a history buff, there’s plenty to see in Wallingford. There are 10 building and districts within the town that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Center Street Cemetery, Samuel Simpson House, and Wallingford railroad station. The Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall hosts several events throughout the year for those who are into the performing arts. Numerous concerts and shows are held at Toyota Oakdale Theatre as well. Relocating to Wallingford? DePodesta Real Estate’s agents can help you find the perfect place to live for your family. Call to get started!

North Branford, CT

North Branford is one of the smaller towns in New Haven County. Known for its agriculture, it is also home to Connecticut Sportsplex, Twin Lakes Golf Course, and Northford Ice Pavilion. There is also a network of hiking trails maintained by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority. The DePodesta Real Estate team can answer any questions you may have about life in North Branford. Call today!

Branford, CT

Branford is located right along the picturesque shoreline of Long Island Sound. If you’re a craft beer lover, you’ll love living near the three breweries in town: Stony Creek Brewery, Thimble Island Brewing Co., and DuVig Brewing Company. The big cultural event of the year is the Branford Festival, held Father’s Day weekend, which features food, crafts, rides, music, and a 5-mile road race. Branford is also conveniently located only 3 miles east of the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport. The DePodesta Real Estate team will help make your relocation to Branford much easier! Call us today and let’s get started!

East Haven, CT

East Haven is 35 miles from Hartford, 82 miles from New York City, 99 miles from Providence, and 140 miles from Boston. If you aren’t a big fan of snow, East Haven tends to see less snowfall than inland areas due to its location on Long Island Sound, averaging 27 inches per year. The most known landmark in town is the Old Stone Church, built in 1774. The town holds several events, including the Columbus Day Parade every fifth year, and a beach party July 4 celebration and Fall Festival each year. Would you like more information about East Haven? Call DePodesta Real Estate! We’re the area experts!

West Haven, CT

West Haven played a large part in the American Revolution. Both sides used it as an arrival point for raids. West Haven is also the home of the University of New Haven, as well as Yale Field, home of Yale’s baseball team. There is also a VA hospital in town. To learn more about all West Haven has to offer, call DePodesta Real Estate. Our agents have extensive knowledge of the area.

Orange, CT

Orange is the home of the North American headquarters of Pez candy. It also has rural roots, which are shown each year through the Orange Country Fair, which features horses, oxen, and tractor pulls as well as vegetable and baked goods exhibits. Orange was also the home of the first computer camp, which was held at Amity Jr. High School back in 1977. If living in a rural area with access to larger urban areas appeals to you, call DePodesta Real Estate and let us tell you more about Orange.

Prospect, CT

Prospect calls itself “the best small town in Connecticut.” It was incorporated in 1827 and has a population of just over 9,400 as of the 2010 census. If you’re looking to buy or sell property in Prospect, DePodesta Real Estate is ready to help. Call today.

Madison, CT

Madison is centrally located along Long Island Sound’s shoreline, with Hammonasset Beach State Park being the state’s longest public beach. This is an extremely popular destination during the summer for obvious reasons. The Madison Beach Club also has its own beach, and Madison Country Club, a private golf course, is located nearby. There are several private elementary schools in town, as well as the Madison Public School District. If the idea of beach life gets you daydreaming, call DePodesta Real Estate and we’ll find you the right home!

Guilford, CT

Guilford Station is located along the Shore Line East train route, with service to Branford, East Haven, New Haven, and New London. In 2005, Money magazine named it one of the top 100 places to live in America. Hikers and trekkers will enjoy Metacomet Ridge, which runs along the northwest side of town. The ridge features Totoket Mountain and Mattabesett Trail. If you’d like to “discover a piece of Connecticut history” as the town motto goes, call DePodesta Real Estate. We’ll make sure you find the right home and ease your adjustment to town!

Southington, CT

Southington is home to part of Lake Compounce, the oldest amusement park in the United States. Since losing its industrial economy, the town has revitalized itself with a renaissance zone. A linear walking trail was opened in 2003 along the town’s old railroad line and water facility abutment. If you’d like to be a part of this revitalization, call DePodesta Real Estate today and let us find you the perfect home for your family!