Wallingford : Connecticut

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What it's Like to Retire in Wallingford

Wallingford is an old New England town that dates back to 1694. It was formerly a center for silver manufacturing, along with nearby Meriden.  Wallingford has an active and charming downtown center, as well as a very successful commercial strip along Route 5.  The town has long been home to one of the country's most prestigious prep schools - Choate-Rosemary Hall.  The school's most famous graduate is John F. Kennedy, whose fellow alumni include Adlai Stevenson, John Dos Passos, and actors and actresses too numerous to mention.

Photo of antique postcard of Library and Marlborough House courtesy of Wikipedia.

Where to Retire in Wallingford and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area.
Median home price was about $198,600 in early 2011.

What is special about Wallingford

Charming downtown and gracious homes dating to the town's prosperous heyday. Choate generates a youthful atmosphere and active cultural opportunities.

What is not special about Wallingford

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Local economy is driven by

Choate, regional shopping, and some manufacturing dominate the economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Wallingford's Public Library has completed a major expansion - it is one of the finest libraries in Connecticut.  Choate has frequent plays, concerts, and art exhibits in its top-notch theatre and arts facilities.


Crime in Wallingford is a little lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

Gaylord Hospital is one of the premiere rehabilitation hospitals in Connecticut. The Masonic Home and Hospital is available for seniors. New Haven and Hartford hospitals are very close.


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  • State: CT
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: becky

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