Downtown, New London, CT

Downtown Neighborhood Guide New London, CT


Downtown New London, Connecticut is a vibrant and historic waterfront neighborhood nestled on the Thames River. It is intersected by the major highway I-95, offering easy accessibility. The downtown area boasts a combination of colonial architecture with modern developments, and is known for its rich maritime history and arts scene.

What You Will Love about downtown, New London, Connecticut

  • Experience New London's rich history through its well-preserved colonial architecture and the famous US Customs House, America's oldest continuously operating customs house.
  • Explore the local arts scene with galleries, the Garde Arts Center, and the annual Hygienic Art Park’s summer series.
  • Enjoy the vibrant waterfront with walk-friendly streets, ample restaurants, and public parks, with stunning views of the Thames River.
  • Savor the convenience of urban living, yet the charm of a small town with easy access to public transportation, including trains and ferries.

What’s Nearby

Downtown New London is just a stone's throw away from popular beaches like Ocean Beach Park. The neighborhood is also near the Coast Guard Academy and Connecticut College. It is the terminus of the Cross Sound Ferry, which offers a direct route to Block Island and Long Island.


The lifestyle in Downtown New London is a fine blend of history, culture, and maritime charm. Residents enjoy a range of activities from exploring local shops and galleries, attending theater performances, to dining at ethnic restaurants or strolling through the Farmer's Market on a warm day. The neighborhood is also home to a diverse and inclusive community, further enhancing New London's unique charm.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 60 restaurants, 8 grocery stores, and 14 parks within a mile of the Downtown neighborhood.

    Pezzello Bros Fruit & Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    148 Jefferson Ave

    Lee's Oriental Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    432 Williams St

Downtown Apartments and Rentals

66 Rental properties in Downtown, New London, CT.

  • Georgetown Apartments property


    Georgetown Apartments

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    566–2365 Sqft

    Available 11/1

  • The Docks Apartment property


    The Docks Apartment

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    443–1103 Sqft

    Available 9/19

  • Waterford Woods property


    Waterford Woods

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    675–1252 Sqft

    3 Units Available

  • Country Glen property


    Country Glen

    2–3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1054–1230 Sqft

    Available 8/31

  • Emerson Place property


    Emerson Place

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    672–735 Sqft

    Available 8/15

  • La Triumphe property


    La Triumphe

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    680–1650 Sqft

    Not Available

Downtown Transportation

walk bike and transit

Interstate Navigation Co.


14 Eugene Oneill Dr

Block Island Ferry


107 State St

New London Union Station

Train Stop

27 Water St


Downtown Schools

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