Mystic is a charming coastal community with lovingly restored sea captain’s homes… to exquisite waterfront condominiums… and a quaint, historic downtown ¬ all connected by the Mystic River. Less than four square miles, Mystic has approximately 4200 residents. Mystic is located within the towns of Groton (west of the Mystic River, and also known as West Mystic), and Stonington (east of the Mystic River).Founded in 1654, Mystic became known for its shipbuilding and ties to the maritime industry. Today, Mystic is home to the nation’s leading maritime museum, Mystic Seaport. Another world-class museum, the Mystic Aquarium, calls Mystic home, as well as the Olde Mistick Shopping village, and Historic Downtown Mystic – both boasting upscale shops featuring clothing, clever crafts, nautical gifts, and excellent restaurants. Also, Mystic offers a homeport to some of the best boating in southern New England, with deep water marinas, boatyards and fishing grounds. By boat or ferry, Mystic is a short jaunt to Fishers Island, Sandy Point, Watch Hill, and Block Island!
The median home value in Mystic is $357,100. Mystic home values have gone up 4.2% over the past year (during 2014), and indications show that the values will continue to rise. The median price of homes currently listed in Mystic is $524,000. The median home value in Mystic is 39.7% greater than the Connecticut average and 120.1% greater than the National average. Mystic continues to be an ideal place to live, or enjoy a second/vacation home! Conveniently located between Boston and New York, Mystic is undervalued compared to Fairfield County. With its gentile quality and continued growth, buying real estate in Mystic will provide an excellent opportunity for appreciating property values, as Mystic continues to grow and prosper.
Mystic is home to several busy large full-service marinas (Mystic Shipyard East & West, Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic & Seaport Marine) with over 600 deep-water slips, and plentiful moorings for recreational boaters. Smaller boatyards also dot the coast, offering additional services, slips, storage and boat repairs, to make Mystic a very boating-friendly community. Additionally, Masons Island (part of Mystic) offers another 270 deep-water slips for boaters, too!