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Overview of New London

According to U.S. Census data, New London, Conn., had a population just under 27,600 in July 2011. This architecturally interesting and historically rich city boasts a charming quality and a great value, though it is relatively secluded: It is located about 100 miles southwest of Boston and about 130 miles northeast of New York City. New London sits along the shores of the Thames River and Long Island Sound, giving it a true Atlantic aesthetic. Those searching for New London apartments for rent will delight in the city's history and current revitalization.

During the 19th century, New London had strong roots in the whaling business, and nicknamed itself "The Whaling City." The city's maritime base contributed to its growth and created strong bonds to the regional economy. New London's whaling ships patrolled the area for 80 years, putting the city in third place on the list of the strongest U.S. whaling markets.

In modern times, the city's downtown district strives to recapture the nostalgia of New London's days in the sun. The city's Waterfront District offers a number of dining, shopping and cultural activities.

Living in New London, CT

New London's Waterfront District, as are many other buildings in the area, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city's impressive Victorian and 19th-century architecture dominates the downtown landscape, allowing residents to imagine times gone by. The city's Heritage Trail passes by 30 historic places along the streets.

New London is still seen as a great value by many regional natives due to its up-and-coming nature. Neighborhood revitalization, downtown renovation, roadway improvement and other restoration projects are contributing to the city's gentrification and downtown population growth.

New London is home to 26 beautiful parks, which range in size and shape. Visitors enjoy the benefits of kid-friendly locations like Garfield Tot Lot and Little Red School House Playground, as well as nature-shrouded spots like Bates Woods Park.

New London Work and Study

New London is home to Connecticut College, Mitchell College, Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Combined, these colleges enroll about 3,800 students each year. Outside of New London, the nearest institute of higher learning is Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

According to the city's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top

employers in the area are Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, Pfizer, U.S. Coast Guard, Connecticut College, the City of New London, Day Publishing Company, Cross Sound Ferry and Manpower.

Rentals in New London, CT and Cost of Living

According to city-data.com, the cost of living index in New London is 109.3, which is 9.3 percent higher than the national average. This is not uncommon for East Coast locations. Those searching for New London rentals will be happy to note that the city has an abundance of rental units; in fact, 62.3 percent of New London homes are renter-occupied. The median gross rent in the city is $882 per month.

New London Attractions and Special Events

New London is home to the Custom House Maritime Museum, which celebrates

the city's history as a whaling destination and seaport. The museum is housed in a 179-year-old Robert Mills Building. The New London Maritime Society supports both

the museum and the 250-year-old New London Harbor Light.

Other museums and landmarks include the Hempsted Houses, the Monte Cristo Cottage Museum, the Shaw Perkins Mansion, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and the U.S. Coast Guard Museum.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in New London, Conn., search for rental properties at Rent.comĀ®.

The Villages At Shore Landing
32

New London, CT 06320

$725+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

The Villages At Shore Landing

New London, CT (South New London)

(32)

$725+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
31
60 Mansfield Road

New London, CT 06320

$1,250+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

60 Mansfield Road

New London, CT (South New London)


$1,250+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Nutmeg Woods
9

New London, CT 06320

$856+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

3 Units Available

Nutmeg Woods

New London, CT

(9)

$856+

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
3 Units Available
Crocker House

New London, CT 06320

$725+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Crocker House

New London, CT


$725+

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
7
The Homes at Progress Point

New London, CT 06320

$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

The Homes at Progress Point

New London, CT (Jefferson)


$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
1
New London Communities II

New London, CT 06320

$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

New London Communities II

New London, CT (Jefferson)


$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
14
Pride Point Apartments

New London, CT 06320

$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Pride Point Apartments

New London, CT (Jefferson)


$863+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
15
Eagle Pointe
4

New London, CT 06320

$995+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Eagle Pointe

New London, CT

(4)

$995+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
10+ Units Available
13
Londonberry Gardens

New London, CT 06320

$750+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Londonberry Gardens

New London, CT


$750+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
19
Faire Harbour Landings
4

New London, CT 06320

$950+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Faire Harbour Landings

New London, CT

(4)

$950+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
Gull Harbor

New London, CT 06320

$775+

1 Bed1 Bath

10+ Units Available

Gull Harbor

New London, CT (South New London)


$775+

1 Bed1 Bath
10+ Units Available
Post & Main

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

$1,575+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Post & Main

Old Saybrook, CT


$1,575+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
The Hills at River View
40

Norwich, CT 06360

$1,295+

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Hills at River View

Norwich, CT

(40)

$1,295+

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Country Glen
24

Groton, CT 06340

$1,175+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

Country Glen

Groton, CT

(24)

$1,175+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
Groton Townhouses
2

Groton, CT 06340

$975+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Groton Townhouses

Groton, CT

(2)

$975+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
The Ledges Apartments
85

Groton, CT 06340

$1,150+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

The Ledges Apartments

Groton, CT

(85)

$1,150+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
28
Village Apartments

Uncasville, CT 06382

$1,099+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Village Apartments

Uncasville, CT


$1,099+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
The Sound at Gateway Commons

East Lyme, CT 06333

$1,350+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Sound at Gateway Commons

East Lyme, CT


$1,350+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
24
Ledyard Meadows

Ledyard, CT 06339

$1,450+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Ledyard Meadows

Ledyard, CT


$1,450+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
26
Fieldside Apartments

Groton, CT 06340

$845+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

2 Units Available

Fieldside Apartments

Groton, CT


$845+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
2 Units Available