Beacon Falls : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls is a small town of about 5,000 in east-central Connecticut. It offers a rural setting in Connecticut's hills, yet is only about a half hour drive from either New Haven or Hartford.  Retirees can take a convenient train to New York from New Haven's Union Station. Photo of Tracy S. Lewis House courtesy of Wikipedia (public domain); photo of Home Woolen Company on the National Register of Historic Places courtesy of Wikipedia and Magicpiano (public domain).


Where to Retire in Beacon Falls and Home Prices

There is an upscale large active adult community in the town (see link at left).
The median home value in Beacon Falls was $312,613 in early 2021, a 12% rise in prices over the past year, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Beacon Falls

Beacon Falls is in a pretty part of Connecticut, convenient to New York, New Haven, and Hartford but also uncrowded and rural.

What Is Not Special about Beacon Falls

Home values, the cost of living, and taxes are all quite expensive.

Who Will Like Retirement in Beacon Falls

People who want to remain in Connecticut but move to a more rural area or active adult community might like it in Beacon Falls.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Many people who llve in Beacon Falls  work in one of CT's larger towns.

Climate and Physical Environment

Beacon Falls is in the center of Connecticut, north and west of New Haven.  The average July high temperature is 83 and the average January low is 17. The wettest month is May (5").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Beacon Falls Public Library


Crime in Beacon Falls is much lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Major hospitals are within 10 miles in Waterbury, Derby, and New Haven.


Beacon Falls has a stop on the Waterbury branch of Metro North railroad; Beacon Falls is below average in walkability when compared to other towns.


Valuable Links

Beacon Falls on Wikipedia

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