About the town of Old Saybrook
Old Saybrook also has several professional offices (doctors, dentist, attorneys), real estate brokers, antique shops, and art galleries, an ideal place for walking and bicycling. Route 154 is particularly picturesque as it winds its way along our coastline. We have two lighthouses and many lovely homes that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. We have an active historical society, a hard-working Chamber of Commerce and an enthusiastic Business-Merchants Association. These, along with many other civic-minded organizations and individuals, take great pride in making our community the lovely place that it is.
Old Saybrook is governed by a three member Board of Selectmen, seven-member Board of Finance, and the legislative body at Town Meeting. We have two senatorial voting districts with the 20th Senatorial District being Voting District 1 and the 33rd Senatorial District as Voting District 2. Old Saybrook’s educational system ranks as one of the best in Connecticut with three schools — Goodwin Elementary (Pre-K through 3), Middle School (4 through 8), and Senior High (9 through 12), and one parochial school, St. John’s (Pre-K through 8). There are also several fine day-care centers for young children.
Old Saybrook has 36 active civic clubs and organizations covering a wide variety of interests with activities for all ages.
A staff of twenty-five men and women make up our Police Department. We are also fortunate to have an experienced volunteer Fire Department. The Old Saybrook Ambulance Association, a private non-profit organization, provides emergency services and transportation to area hospitals and clinics. The Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Clinic, located in Westbrook, is nearby.
Each year, they have a Memorial Day parade. Every summer, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, we have an Arts & Craft show, a Taste-of-Saybrook fest, a Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks, and sidewalk sales. We also have early evening outdoor concerts on the Town Green once a week in the summer. During the holidays, there is a Christmas Stroll along Main Street and the annual Torchlight Muster and Carol Sing.Old Saybrook is one of the most beautiful towns in New England. You are welcome in Old Saybrook, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound.