Old Lyme (zip 06371), CT

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Old Lyme (zip 06371), CT

About Old Lyme (zip 06371), CT

Living in Old Lyme, Connecticut is an incredible experience. The town has a rich history stretching back to the early colonists who settled it in 1667 and is known for its stunning country views and beautiful beaches along the Long Island Sound. There are many outdoor activities available such as hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and birdwatching. As a small town, one can find quaint shops filled with local crafts and goods, charming cafes and restaurants, as well as plenty of cultural events throughout the year. Old Lyme is also known for its friendly people who are always willing to lend a helping hand or just chat about their hometown. With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to make Old Lyme home. Small-city complex - Eastern Connecticut along the Long Island Sound to 15 miles north along the Thames River.

Location Details

State: Connecticut
County: New London County
Metro Area: Norwich-New London Metro Area
City: No City
Zip Codes: Old Lyme (zip 06371)
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level
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New London is located where the broad Thames River empties into the Long Island Sound. Norwich lies about 13 miles upriver. New London has a rich maritime history and is now home to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Norwich is an early industrial center, where the first paper and iron nails were made in the mid-1700’s. Both cities remain fairly industrial but have modestly attractive downtown cores with areas of historic buildings. New London is also home to two small colleges.

Norwich has some local arts amenities but is also transforming itself into a regional weekend tourist destination, with large casinos, upscale hotels and spas. The central location to New England and New York just might make this work. Air and many other services are available in Providence, 60 miles northeast. Employment projections have declined. Cost of living, while high, is moderate on a Connecticut scale.

Level terrain with marshes and beach at the coast give way to rolling and wooded terrain to the north. Hills around Norwich rise 500 feet. The climate is New England continental moderated by proximity to water. Summers are warm and humid but with refreshing sea breezes. The inland Norwich area is typically warmer in summer and colder in winter. Winters are cold and wet with occasional periods of more extreme cold. Since the area lies east of the main part of Long Island, coastal “noreaster” storms are strong and can produce significant rain and snow. First freeze is late October, last is late April.

Old Lyme Cost of Living

Central location, historic interest, and attractive setting make Old Lyme a great place to live.

+32.3% higher than avg
+39.3% higher than avg
$1,400 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+18.0% higher than avg
Old Lyme Crime
17.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Old Lyme
   Central location
Harsh winters
   Historic interest
Some urban decay
   Attractive setting
Weak job growth
Cost of Living