Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mystic Real Estate Market Report December 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The Mystic Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of Mystic homes for sale

CNN selects Mystic as a BEST seaside escape.CNN just selected Mystic, Connecticut as one of five “Summer hideaways: Best U.S. Seaside escapes.” Very cool and we agree of course.
“Drowsy port towns aren’t trying to make it big. They’re content to sit quietly idle without the throngs of trend-seekers in search of a place to deem the next hotspot. That’s why we like them. Seaside towns are a mainstay of the summer months….

Visit the article to see what CNN had to say about our little town and region. We’re right in there with Nantucket, Massachusetts; Ogunquit, Maine; Watch Hill, RI (our beautiful neighbor); and Pacific Grove, California

Mystic neighborhoods include Pequotsepos, Old Mystic, Greenmanville, Downtown Mystic and Masons Island.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Waterford Neighborhoods - Jordan Village

The Jordan Village Historic District is a well-preserved, discrete, residential community of small and moderate-scale buildings that developed primarily after 1848, the date of construction of the First Baptist Church of Waterford.

Clustered around the intersection of Rope Ferry Road, the main east-west road that connected New London with the ferry crossing the Niantic River to the west, and North Road, a prominent local thoroughfare to the interior of the town, the village is located on flat land known historically as Jordan Plain at the head of Jordan Cove, a historically navigable estuary off Long Island Sound. Jordan Brook, which flows southerly to Jordan Cove, is located on the east side of the district.

The Jordan Village Historic District consists of 69 structures (58 contributing; 11 non-contributing) and one site, with the Greek Revival and late-19th century picturesque tastes dominating. Its period of greatest development was from 1848 through the 1860s, when 20 buildings were constructed. This pattern of growth gives the village an architectural homogeneity that distinguishes it from surrounding communities.

Part of the Town of Waterford, Jordan Village was the population center of the community, and the limits of the district are defined by the concentration of period buildings that make up the village and support the historic themes.

Always a small community with little commercial focus, the village center remains a residential enclave with few non-conforming intrusions. Recent development to the east and north of the district, however, help define the limits of the historic portion of the village and isolate it as a historic nucleus of the community.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

New London Real Estate Market Report December 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The New Londo Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of New London homes for sale.

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of theThames River in New London County, southeastern Connecticut.

For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was the world's third busiest whaling port after New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Nantucket. The wealth that whaling brought into New London furnished the capital to fund much of the city's present architecture.

The city is home to Connecticut College, Mitchell College, the United States Coast Guard Academy, and The Williams School. The Coast Guard Station New London and New London Harbor is home port to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chinook and the Coast Guard's tall ship Eagle.


Open House Saturday Dec 16 from 10:00 to Noon - Listed at $600,000

Quiambaug Cove Professional Center
Suite 105
107 Wilcox Road / US RT 1
Stonington CT 06378

eXp State Office
15 N Main St
Suite 100
W Htfd CT 06107

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Groton Neighborhoods - Groton Bank

What is Groton Bank? Groton Bank is a historic village on the east bank of the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. Geographically it comprises less that a half square mile--about 1 % of the Town of Groton and about 10% of the Town's major subdivision, the City of Groton.

Today the Groton Bank neighborhood contains a few hundred houses, three churches, a library, two museums, a Revolutionary War fort and business structures dating primarily from Colonial times to a century ago.

Groton Bank and Fort Griswold are separate but adjacent Historic Districts listed on the U.S. Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places.

Historic Village of Groton Bank
Soule, Ellis and Beers, 1868 Atlas of New London County Connecticut

In 1655 the ferry operator Cary Latham became the first permanent English settler on the east bank of the Thames River when it was part of the Pequot Colony, later to become New London. After Groton became a separate town in 1705 the east bank of the river became known as Groton Bank and grew to become a major village in the town. In centuries following, Groton Bank became a national and world leader in shipbuilding, site of the only major Revolutionary War battle in Connecticut (Sept. 6, 1781), active in West Indies trade, the key defense (Fort Griswold) of the Thames Harbor and Connecticut in the War of 1812, a transportation hub, the town’s early center of business and commerce, home to the most famous captains of the whaling era as well as other prominent sea captains, and the residence of many leading citizens including a congressman.

Early Groton Bank history is intertwined with New London’s—many famous whaling captains and others sailing from New London harbor and a number of New London’s prominent businessmen resided at Groton Bank. Beginning in 1881 part of Groton Bank began to take on the name Groton Heights in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Groton Heights fought here on September 6, 1781. In 1903 Groton Bank’s progressive residents were key to establishing the much geographically larger Borough of Groton, now the City of Groton and use of the name Groton Bank declined until 1970 when residents founded the Groton Bank Historical Association and began to revive the area and it history.

Today Groton Bank retains its village character of earlier times with a spectrum of village architectural styles including Colonial; Federal; Greek Revival; Victorian with its sub-styles of Italianate, Mansard, Carpenter Gothic, Stick style, Queen Anne, and Cottage style; Shingle style; Old English; English Tudor; Romanesque; and Neo-classical—all in an area of only about a dozen square blocks. Many of these structures retain their original appearance. Since Groton Bank’s 19th century residents were prosperous some of them enlarged or added “modern” features to their earlier era houses. For example, some colonial and Greek Revival houses have later additions or embellishments such as Victorian bay windows or porches.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Groton Real Estate Market Report December 2017 from Bridget Morrissey

The Groton Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statement of the median sales price for homes, the number of sales, the average price per square foot for homes, the number of homes for sale, and the average listing price of Groton homes for sale.

Groton was established in 1705, when it separated from New London, Connecticut.

The neighborhoods include Burnett's Corner, Center Groton, City of Groton, Groton Heights or Groton Bank, Groton Long Point, Long Hill, Mystic (06355) — primarily in the neighboring town of Stonington, but a small portion (West Mystic) is in Groton, Noank, Old Mystic, Poquonock Bridge, Fort Hill and Conning Towers-Nautilus Park or the Submarine Base area.

Groton is the home of General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, which has been supplying the Navy with submersibles since 1899. Electric Boat employs thousands in the Groton/New London area.

The Old Mystic Baptist Church, founded in Groton, was the first Baptist church in Connecticut.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pawcatuck Neighborhoods - Lower Pawcatuck

Lower Pawcatuck is a part of Stonington encompassing the area along the southerly portion of the Pawcatuck River to Little Narragansett Bay.

For information on Stonington homes for sale call or text the Bridget Morrissey Team at (860) 857-5165.