MILLTOWN COMMONS IN SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT

Milltown Commons, while located in the Town of North Stonington, can more accurately be described as a regional development as its businesses and residential components interact throughout Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Neighboring towns, businesses, and attractions are all factors that support the community of Milltown in terms of places of work, residency, and the quality of life available in this part of New England.

Location

North Stonington, Connecticut, is the best strategic location for Milltown Commons.  It is truly remarkable that a rurally based community with all of the advantages of small town living can be located within a half an hour of T.F. Green Airport in Providence, a gateway for travel to anywhere in the world, and midway between New York City and Boston with convenient rail service along the scenic New England shoreline. 

Milltown’s unique location also affords a blended living of seashore and rural forested activities.  It is located 10 minutes from historic Mystic, Connecticut, home to the Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, and the well known downtown area, complete with a working drawbridge.  These are all leading tourist attractions in New England.  In fact, the Aquarium and the Seaport are among the largest tourist attractions on the East Coast. In addition, many beaches and marina’s exist within 10-15 minutes of Milltown Common.  These include those along the broad Atlantic on the Rhode Island shore where miles of scenic beaches, fishing and boating access dot the shoreline, and the Pawcatuck and Mystic Rivers.  Inland, Milltown has a direct state forest border leading to 24,000 acres of public access forest with access to the Blue and Narragansett trails for riding, hiking, and camping.

Employment

Within a 20 minute drive of Milltown Commons, there is a population of over 330,000 people and many major employers including General Dynamics, Pfizer, the U.S. Navy, Foxwoods Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Casino, and the Mohegan Sun Casino.  The job growth is 10 times the state average, the poverty level is half of the state average, and new housing is 12% over the state average with over 100,000 employees in these major companies. 

Foxwoods, a seven minute drive from Milltown Commons, employs over 17,000 people with an additional indirect employee relationship of 5,000 – 10,000 providing a housing demand for Milltown’s marketplace.  Casino patronage of over 28,000 people per day provides market access for Milltown’s retail area.  The Mohegan Sun Casino, approximately 20 minutes away, almost duplicates the Foxwoods employment perspective and patron numbers.

Area Information

The following is a list of websites that represent an overview of the area in far more detail than we can express:

Casinos

Foxwoods Resort & Casino  www.foxwoods.com

MGM Grand Casino at Foxwoods  www.mgmatfoxwoods.com

Mohegan Sun Casino  www.mohegansun.com

Large Companies

Pfizer  www.pfizer.com

General Dynamics/Electric Boat  www.gdeb.com

Dow Chemical  www.dow.com

Education

City of Norwich, CT  www.norwichct.org

University of Connecticut, Avery Point  www.averypoint.uconn.edu

Connecticut College  www.conncoll.edu

University of Rhode Island  www.uri.edu

Brown University  www.brown.edu

Yale University www.yale.edu

Tourism

Mystic Coast & Country www.mysticcountry.com

Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce  www.chamberect.com

South County Tourism Council (RI)  www.southcountyri.com

Mystic Aquarium  www.mysticaquarium.org

Mystic Seaport  www.mysticseaport.corg

Olde Mystic Village  www.oldemysticvillage.com

Local Communities

Town of North Stonington, CT  www.northstoningtonct.gov

Town of Stonington, CT  www.stonington-ct.gov

Town of Westerly, RI  www.westerly.govoffice.com

Town of Groton, CT  www.town.groton.ct.us

City of New London, CT  www.ci.new-london.ct.us

Town of Ledyard, CT  www.town.ledyard.ct.us

Westerly Hospital  www.westerlyhospital.org

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