Buying a Home in Connecticut: Woodbridge

Buying a home in Connecticut is a smart move for families and singles alike. Whether you’re looking to raise a family or you just want to live in a quiet city with a rich history, Woodbridge is an excellent choice for you.


Located in central Connecticut, Woodbridge is great if you’re looking to commute to New Haven or any other city in the southern part of the state. And in Woodbridge, education is big. Many Yale professors live in the area because of its proximity to the school, and an extremely high percentage of Woodbridge residents have a graduate or professional degree.


One reason there are so many educated residents is because of the excellent school system. Woodbridge’s schools include an elementary school, a middle school, a junior high school and a high school. Ezra Academy, a private Jewish day school, is here too.


This highly-educated population is also one of the wealthiest in Connecticut – the per capita income of its residents makes it the 16th richest city in the state. This means that houses in the Woodbridge area are more expensive than other properties throughout the state. An average home in the city costs between $300,000 and $600,000. Foreclosures are relatively rare in this area, so buying a home typically means paying full price.


Entertainment is easy to find in Woodbridge. Getting outdoors is simple – the town is heavily committed to preserving natural spaces. Several organizations manage the huge parks and long hiking trails in the area. Historical spaces provide an opportunity for education and fun. The Darling House Museum and the Woodbridge Green Historic District are on the National Register of Historic Places, and many other homes in the area are historic in their own right.


Families flock to Woodbridge – 40% of the city’s 3,000 households have children under the age of 18. A whopping 74% of households contain a married couple living together. Still,  singles looking for a quiet community would be right at home in Woodbridge. The city is unofficially divided into two sections. The western part of town is “central” Woodbridge, while the eastern portion is known as The Flats.


If you’re buying a home in Connecticut, don’t let Woodbridge pass you by. Quiet, wooded streets chock full of historic properties and friendly faces make the city a fantastic option for your next dream home.