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Homes for Sale in the Stony Creek Neighborhood Branford CT
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)

Homes for Sale in the Stony Creek Neighborhood Branford CT


Homes for sale Stony Creek Branford CTWhy Do People Live here?

Stony Creek is a very desirable neighborhood of single family homes that sits along the very scenic Route 146.  It's not uncommon to see this neighborhood filled with activity from  kids playing in their yards of this quaint little oasis to residents taking a stroll through the Stony Creek Village.  It's far enough from the center of town that residents don't feel the main hustle and bustle of the center of Branford is knocking on their doors.

 

Looking for a home in Stony Creek?

Interested in finding homes for sale in the Stony Creek Neighborhood of Branford CT? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of Branford.

 

What's the Neighborhood Like?

The homes you would expect to find for sale in the Stony Creek Neighborhood are generally going to range between 1750 and 2500 square feet.   There are some bungalows as small as 800 square feet to multi-million dollar direct waterfront homes that are as big as 4000 square feet or more with sweeping panoramic vies of the Thimble Islands and Long Island Sound. You can find homes that were built in the early 18th century to a  homes built  in the early 200's.

It's  not uncommon to find homes for sale in Stony Creek Branford CT that have partial or fully finished basements adding to the square footage of some of these great homes.  The smallest homes in the neighborhood start with 1 bedroom while the larger floors plans can have a seven or eight bedroom layout with a master bedroom suite.  Most of the lots range between 1/4 acre and 1/2 acre so there is plenty of room for people to get out and enjoy the beautiful Southern Connecticut shoreline weather.

 

What's Going on Nearby the Stony Creek Neighborhood?

Stony Creek is only a few miles from the revitalized Branford Town Center where you'll find boutiques, antique shops, great dining, ice cream and coffee shops.  There are two major hospitals and a shoreline medical center less than 10 miles from the neighborhood

Homes for sale Stony Creek Branford CTThe Thimble Islands are one of the premiere attractions off the shores of Stony Creek.  The Thimble Islands are said to be named for the thimbleberry that once flourished in the area.  Tours through the Thimble Islands are available after Memorial Day.

The Linden Point House is a bed and breakfast located on a private point overlooking the breathtaking views of the Thimble Islands and is the perfect place for that weekend get-a-way.

 

 

A short drive away is a multi-plex cinema, the Stony Creek Puppet House Theater, post office, Shoreline YMCA, spas, fitness centers and the Shoreline East Train Station.

 

What School will the Kids Attend?

If you buy a home for sale in the Stony Creek Neighborhood of Branford CT the local schools serving this area are Mary Tisko Elementary, Francis Walsh Intermediate and Branford High School.  To get more information about these schools check out the Branford Schools website.

 

Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?

If you are interested in the current homes for sale inthe Stony Creek Neighborhood of Branford CT click on the link. Our 'for sale' property information is a direct feed from the Connecticut MLS and is updated multiple times per day.

 

Originally posted at:  http://www.greater-new-haven-real-estate.com/homes-for-sale-stony-creek-branford-ct/

 

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Stony Creek Branford, CT - Winter Days 2011
Scott Silverstone, www.CTProperty.com, Connecticut Luxury & Waterfront Realty (William Raveis Real Estate)

Stony Creek Branford CTStony Creek in Branford, CT is known by most to be a vibrant beach and boating community... but most frequent this area in the Spring and Summer and Fall (or at least when the ground isn't covered in the snow).

Personally, I love the beach during the Winter.  Areas on the Connecticut Shoreline, like Stony Creek, are currently quiet, Less crowded and very peaceful.  The sunsets look amazing with the light reflecting off the water, snow and ice.  Stony Creek, with so much heart and culture come Springtime, is even more peaceful, relaxing and beautiful when covered in fluffy snow.

 

 

 

Stony Creek Branford CT

Scott Silverstone, Realtor®
The Jacobson Team
William Raveis Real Estate
203-815-9118 (Mobile)
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Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise - Saying Goodbye To Summer
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise - Saying Goodbye to Summer

Located just offshore the Branford waterfront community ot Stony Creek CT are the beautiful Thimble Islands.

A few weeks ago fellow Active Rain member Andrea Swiedler and I met for the first time and took a 45-minute tour aboard The Sea Mist for a Thimble Islands cruise.

We took so many photos that day of the cottages and estates in addition to the breathtaking views that surround the Thimble Islands

Since today is the last day of summer, these photos will paint a vision of memories from our journey to Stony Creek CT and our Thimble Islands Cruise.

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

Stony Creek CT - Thimble Islands Cruise

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Contact Donna Bigda, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, Realtor®, RE/MAX Alliance Licensed Realtor® in the State of Connecticut at 203-488-1641, ext. 214 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Branford, Guilford, Madison, East Haven, New Haven and the rest of shoreline area in New Haven County Connecticut.

If you're considering selling your Branford home, we'd be happy to provide you with a Pin-Point Price Analysis of your home which will help you determine what it might sell for in today's market.

If you're thinking of buying a home in Stony Creek CT see Branford CT  real estate or sign up today to get access the hottest new listings here Branford CT homes and condos.

 

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Stony Creek Branford Connecticut Waterfront Homes
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)

Stony Creek Branford Connecticut Waterfront Homes

 

Stony CreekDriving about 10 minutes southeast of the Branford  Town Center  down Stony Creek Road to Thimble Island Road you will find the highly desirable shoreline community of Stony Creek CT

The Stony Creek Village is full of New England charm and ambiance.  Driving through the narrow streets into the village you'll pass the many styles of Stony Creek homes.  The neighboring side streets along the way include a mix of storybook Capes, Colonials, Cottages, Ranches, Multi-family and Victorian style homes.  Stony Creek homes can range in price from the mid to upper $300's to over $6 million.

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Many homes are a short stroll to the beach, park and the village which is at the heart of Stony Creek where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, jet skiing, boating or sailing.

 

Residents and vacationers can shop for clothing, antiques and jewelry at the boutique shops, visit the art galleries and stop for a bite to seat at the Stony Creek Market or Creekers.  The village is also home to the Stony Creek Post Office, Willoughby Wallace Library and Stony Creek Dock.

Stony Creek Market

Stony Creek

Stony Creek DockStony Creek Post Officer

 

One of the more popular attractions off the shores of Stony Creek CT are the Thimble Islands an archipelago of 100-365 islands with 25 currently being inhabited.  During the summer months, people will wait in line for a fun-filled voyage on a Thimble Islands cruise of sightseeing and enchantment.

You'll find the village and all that the surrounding Stony Creek CT neighborhood has to offer as a little touch of paradise.

 

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RE/MAX Alliance
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Thimble Island Cruise - Thimble Islands CT
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)
 
Thimble Island Cruise - Thimble Islands CT

Thimble Island CTThe Thimble Islands are a chain of 100-365 small islands that lie off the shore of the affluent community of Stony Creek in Branford Connecticut. They are made up of Stony Creek pink granite rocks, ledges and outcroppings ranging in size from small rocks to 17 acres full of local tradition and a wealth of history.

While they are said to be named for the thimbleberry which is in the family of the black raspberry and once grew wild on them, it is a plant that is rarely seen in the area now and is more notable in the northern New England area.  

Thimble Island CruiseThe Thimble Islands were first discovered by Adrian Block in 1614 who also discovered Block Island and were a favorite spot of the Mattabeseck Indians as a summer camping ground. During the 18th century in 1716 the colonists acquired land grants of the islands.  Because Branford was known as a farming community, there was little value found in the islands except as a source of seaweed which was used as a fertilizer and pasture for sheep during the summer on the larger islands.

In 1846 when William Bryan of Branford built a hotel on Pot Island and then renamed it for Captain Kidd the famous pirate, he created the legend that holds to today of possible hidden treasure.

Thimble Island CTThe islands and drew lobstermen and commercial fishermen to the area who found a very profitable harvest in the waters.   During the 19th century oyster farming thrived and produced a great source of wealth and by 1870 the area was booming with hotels, boarding houses and the building of summer cottages on the islands and on the shore.

Between 1890 to the start of World War I the Thimble Islands flourished.  A public dock was built for the accommodations of the islanders. Yachting grew tremendously and The Thimble Islands became the favorite spot to drop anchor or to enjoy a long cruise.  

Thimble IslandsMany changes have come to the islands since World War I. The hotels are gone and you'll see more water boats and water skiers on the waters now and fewer sailboats and rowing races.   Many of the islands have been bought and sold over the years but there are still many families who from generation to generation continue to come back to the islands year after year.

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The Thimble Islands especially during the summer months is a favorite location of residents and vacationers for swimming, kayaking and boating. One of the more popular attractions are the Thimble Island Cruises aboard The Sea Mist, Volsunga IV or The Islander for a tour of the 25 inhabited islands.  

 
 
Some of the more notable and largest Thimble Islands are:

Bear Island - Originally called "Goat Island" for its community of Swedish immigrant quarry workers for the goat herds they kept for milk.  Formerly home to a granite quarry which shipped the high quality pink granite for the construction of the Grant's Tomb, Lincoln Memorial and for the base of the Statue of Liberty.

Davis Island- Was the "Summer White House" of President William Howard Taft.

Governor Island - It has 14 residence with one of the oldest houses that was built in 1880 and still holds the original family name Simpson.  

Horse Island - Owned by Yale University and by Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History which maintains an ecological laboratory.  It is also one of the largest of the Thimble Islands at 17 acres.

Money Island - Named after the famous pirate Captain Kidd, legend has it the he buried his treasure on this 12 mile island that has an entire village of 32 houses.

Rogers Island - Sold in 2003 for $22.3 million , this 7.75 acre island has a 27-room Tudor mansion, basketball courts, tennis courts and a caretaker's residence.

West Crib Island - In 1976 it was sold for $131,500 to John Svenningsen, a party goods magnage whose widow Christine has since bought more several other Thimble Islands.
 
Thimble Islands
 
Thimble Island CT
 
There have are many current and past well-known residents of  the islands including General Tom Thumb on Cut in Two Island East, President William Taft on Davis Island, Actor Frank Converse, showman Billy Rose, Garry Trudeau, the Doonesbury cartoonist and Jane Pauley, televison journalist.

Thimble Island Cruises

Thimble Islands - Stony Creek CT

Stony Creek CT

The Thimble Islands are included in the Stony Creek-Thimble Islands Hisotric District and listed in 1988 as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. 

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Written and Posted by:

Donna Bigda - REALTOR®

RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT 06405

203-488-1641, x214

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Thimble Islands Cruise - Stony Creek CT - Branford
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)

Thimble Islands Cruise - Stony Creek CT - Branford

Looking for a great way to spend a summer day?  Then take a drive to the town dock in Stony Creek in Branford CT for a fun filled Thimble Islands Cruise and tour the enchantingThimble Islands.

Tour the islands with Captain Bob on the Volsunga IV, Captain Dave on The Islander or Captain Mike on The Sea Mist.

 

Thimble Island Cruise - Captain Bob - Volsunga IV

 

 

Sit back and relax on the 72 foot Volsunga IV with Captain Bob Milne.  The Volsunga IV has the capacity to hold 48 passengers.

Tours for the Thimble Islands depart at the top of each hour.  Please check here for the sightseeing schedule for 2009. 

Walk-ons are welcome and reservations are accepted for 10 or more people. 

Rates are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and under.  Ony cash & checks are accepted.

For more information call 203-481-3345 or email captbob@thimbleislands.com.

 

Thimble Island Cruise - Captain Mike - The Sea Mist

 

 

 

Aboard The Sea Mist, a 44 foot Carmen boat your guide is Captain Mike Infantino. The Sea Mist is black and white with a pirate flag, upper deck and The Mermaid Bar.  

The Sea Mist can carry 49 passengers for a Thimble Island sightseeing cruise and 34 for a private charter.

Tours depart the quarter past each hourCheck here for this year's schedule.  Rates are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children 5 and under.

The tours for The Sea Mist are closed on Tuesdays.

For more information call 203-488-8905 or email at chartersea488@sbcglobal.net

 

Thimble Island Cruise - Captain Dave - The Islander

 

 

 

Your host aboard The Islander is Captain Dave Kupsterer.  His boat is 26 feet in length and can carry up to 25 passengers. 

Captain Dave prefers a smaller boat as it can reach areas of the Thimble Islands that cannot be accessed by larger boats.

Rates for walk on fares are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children 12 and under. 

Crusies run on weekends only from Memorial Day through mid-June. 

From mid-June through Labor Day cruises run at 20 minutes before the hour every hour from 10:40 am to 3:40 pm.

For more information, Captian Dave can be reached at 352-978-1502 or on his info line at 203-397-3921.

 

 

Thimble Islands cruises are available for private charters, school and camp field trips and bus tours.  Please the check the website for each boat to book your tours.

In the event of inclement weather, please call ahead to make sure the tours have not been cancelled.

Thimble Island Cruise - Stony Creek CT (Branford)

Thimble Island Cruise - Stony Creek CT (Branford)

Take a Thimble Islands Cruide today that will fill you with memories to last a lifetime.

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Written and Posted by:

Donna Bigda - REALTOR®

RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT 06405

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19 West Point Road - New Rental $1000/Month - Stony Creek Branford Connecticut
Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance)
Donna Bigda | RE/MAX Alliance | 203-488-1641
19 West Point Road, Branford, CT
One Bedroom Apartment in Stony Creek
1BR/1BA Apartment
$1,000/month
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial
Sq Footage 700
Parking 2 dedicated
Pet Policy No pets
Deposit $0

DESCRIPTION

Spacious one bedroom apartment on beautifully landscaped property overlooking the water in Stony Creek. Large living room with hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, separate entrance and parking. No pets or smokers please.

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Hardwood floor Living room Refrigerator
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RE/MAX Alliance
203-488-1641

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