Madison has outstanding beaches, pedestrian-friendly downtown with an award winning bookstore, gift boutiques, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants.

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In Yankee Magazine (2012) listed "Best Beach Towns," Madison, Connecticut, the only state entry. In addition to its outstanding beaches, the town also offers woodlands and residential neighborhoods. Its charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown appeals to many tastes and interests, offering award winning bookstore, art cinema, tea emporium, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, clothing and gift boutiques. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library and a large town green achor the downtown. Visitors have a choice of a waterfront luxury hotel or several bed and breakfast establishents within walking distance of downtown and beaches. Madison is a combination of small town charm and urban sophistication create a compelling community in which to live or visit.

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Facts about Madison

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1826.

Named from:

  • Named from President James Madison, formerly East Guilford.

County:

  • New Haven County.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Jacques Pepin, Chef and author.
  • Jim Calhoun, former coach for University of Connecticut men's basketball.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Deacon John Graves House.
  • Hammonassett Beach State Park.
  • R.J. Julia Booksellers.
  • Lee's Academy.
  • Allis-Bushnell House and Museum.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Fourth of July Concert on the Green.
  • Fourth of July Parade.
  • Antique Show on the Green.
  • Farmer's Market, May-October.
  • Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, November.
  • Christmas Parade, December.

Quality of town/city:

  • In Yankee Magazine (2012) listed "Best Beach Towns," Madison, Connecticut, the only state entry. In addition to its outstanding beaches, the town also offers woodlands and residential neighborhoods. Its charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown appeals to many tastes and interests, offering award winning bookstore, art cinema, tea emporium, coffee shops, cafes and restaurants, clothing and gift boutiques. The E.C. Scranton Memorial Library and a large town green achor the downtown. Visitors have a chouce of a waterfront luxury hotel or several bed and breakfast establishents within walking distance of downtown and beaches. Madison is a combination of small town charm and urban sophistication create a compelling community in which to live or visit.

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