Welcome to Old Saybrook, CT



Old Saybrook, CT is one of the oldest towns in the state of Connecticut, and a town that is important to U.S. history and culture. The town welcomes tourists and provides plenty of marinas, vistas and stores, not to mention beautiful shoreline areas. At the same time, the town controls its growth so that Old Saybrook retains its small community atmosphere. Recently, the town has renovated its Main Street area as well as many important town buildings, including the firehouse and the library.

Facts about Old Saybrook, CT

What is there to know about Old Saybrook? It was first incorporated in 1854 but dates back to Colonial Times, back to 1635 when it was known as the Saybrook Plantation. Currently, the town has a population of over 10,000 people. The town is located in Middlesex County. Included areas in the general district are Saybrook Manor, the Saybrook Center and Fenwick.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut has spent over two million dollars on the Town Hall building renovation. The theater was originally constructed in 1901 and was used as a theater since the 1940s. It was completed in 2009 and celebrates the life and work of screen legend Katharine Hepburn. The theater is now called the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. It seats 250 people. This is one of many landmarks that can be found in Old Saybrook. A number of famous people started in Old Saybrook, including Hepburn, Art Carney and “Beat” writer John Clellon Holmes.

Whether you are looking to vacation in this town or relocate here, you will not be disappointed. Some of the most important industries in the town include healthcare, construction, metal products, insurance and educational services. As far as population goes, 21.7% are minors, while 27.6% (the biggest percentage) is 45-64 years of age. There are also more women in the town than men, with 100 females for every 89.5 males. The median income for a household was $62,742.

The Tourism of Old Saybrook

Another developing industry in Old Saybrook, CT is that of tourism. There are currently fifteen sites that are recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. Some of these historical properties include the Black Horse Tavern, the Connecticut Valley Railroad Roundhouse, the General William Hart House and the Ambrose Whittlesey House.

If you are looking to book a stay at one of many luxury Old Saybrook hotels, then look for these names: the Four Seasons Condominium, the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa and the Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast. For a more economic lodging facility, try the Super 8 Motel on Spencer Plain Road. There are also many high quality Old Saybrook restaurants in the town. Some of the top establishments include Alforno Trattoria, Cuckoo's Nest Mexican Food, Jack's American Bistro & Wine and Liv's Oyster Bar.

All of this, and the weather is nice! This town boasts one of the mildest climates in the entire state. Generally, guests can look forward to relatively mild humid subtropical climates. Why, there are even “subtropical indicator” plants grown here, such as southern magnolias, loblolly pines and crape myrtles. Welcome to Old Saybrook! Why not stay a while?