Madison, Connecticut

Introduction to Madison, Connecticut
Madison, Connecticut is 17 miles E of New Haven, Connecticut and 81 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The town is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area. The population of Madison is 17,858.
The namesake of President James Madison, the town of Madison is located a short distance from New Haven. Madison is primarily a residential and summer vacation community. Its lovely coastal setting showcases some of Connecticut's most elegant oceanfront homes and summer cottages, as well as a collection of gracious colonial and federal period homes. Newer houses and enticing summer rentals are also available. The Green, the heart of the town's historic district, is surrounded by meticulously maintained houses, some of which date back over 300 years. The Green is also the site of summertime concerts, art and antique exhibits, and drum corps and muster demonstrations.
The splendid natural resources of Madison provide an abundance of outdoor fun. Private and public beaches, including Connecticut's largest state beach - Hammonasset Beach State Park, offer summertime swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Ball fields, playgrounds, tennis courts and little leagues are promoted by the parks and recreation department. Several private golf courses serve the needs of players
Madison History
The first settlement in Madison was established in the year 1641. Throughout the 18th century, this area was known as East Guilford. It was incorporated as the town of Madison in 1826 in honor of President James Madison. The state’s longest beach, Hammonasset Beach State Park, is located in Madison. The town is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the county of New Haven. It experienced rapid growth and development in the mid-20th century.
Madison and nearby Attractions
· Allis-Bushnell House Museum
· Deacon John Graves House
· Madison Historical Society Building
· Meigs Point Nature Center
· Stannard Pond
· Hammonasset Beach State Park
· East Wharf Beach
· The Surf Club
· The Madison Beach Club
Things To Do In Madison
The town has some beautiful lakes and brooks, the banks of which are popular tourist spots. The Circle Beach and Hammonasset Beach are ideal for those who love water sports. The parks in the town also offer a range of recreational activities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. In addition, the Arts Festival is held every July and draws crowds from neighboring towns and cities.
Madison Higher Education
Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College are nearby institutes of higher education.
Travel Times
Bradley Airport: 75 Minutes
Hartford: 60 Minutes
New Haven: 20 Minutes
New York City: 130 Minutes
NY Airports: 155 Minutes
White Plains: 90 Minutes
Transportation
Amtrak
Shoreline East Transit System
Education - Public
4 Elementary Schools, 1 Middle School/High School
Education - Private
Country Day School
Our Lady of Mercy School
Hospitals/Healthcare
Middlesex Memorial Hospital
Shoreline Clinic in Centerbrook
St Raphael Health Care System
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Shopping
Clinton Crossing
Village Shops
Utilities
Comcast Cable
CT Light & Power
CT Water Co.
Southern CT Gas