Preston

Shoreline, Connecticut

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Steeped in historical charm and a nautical past, Preston has earned its reputation as part of a major CT tourism region

The town of Preston, situated in the Southeastern portion of Connecticut in New London County, encompasses 31.8 square miles. The semi-rural community borders Long Island Sound and is rich in scenic beauty, history, commerce, recreation and cultural attractions.

Incorporated in 1687 after acquiring land from the Mohegan tribe, Preston was named for the English city of Preston, Lancashire, by early colonists. It comprises three distinct villages:  Preston City, Long Society and Poquetanuck. Preston City, the original town center which prospered in its early years when the town was a key supplier of agricultural products to ports on the Thames River, is one of four historic districts named to National Register of Historic Places. Buildings within its district include splendid examples of Federal, Georgian and Greek Revival architectural styles.

The town enjoyed its greatest economic prosperity, as reflected in the architecture of homes built by successful merchants and business owners, in the years between the Revolutionary War and around 1830. Today, Preston is a vibrant community that is part of a major Tourism Region featuring two nearby resort casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Preston Riverwalk, at the intersection of Routes 2a and 12, provides direct frontage along the Thames River and is directly across from Mohegan Sun.

Those seeking outdoor recreation, will find no shortage of parks, playscapes, sports fields/courts, hiking and biking trails, competition horseshoe pits, a seasonal skating pond and water sports. Preston’s public school system includes the Preston Veterans’ Memorial School (pre-K to Grade 5) and the Preston Plains Middle School (Grades 6-8). High School students attend schools at nearby school districts, including Ledyard High School, Norwich Free Academy as well as several tech and magnet schools. Connecticut College, a private liberal arts college in New London, is within a 20-minute drive.

The town of Preston, situated in the Southeastern portion of Connecticut in New London County, encompasses 31.8 square miles. The semi-rural community borders Long Island Sound and is rich in scenic beauty, history, commerce, recreation and cultural attractions.

Incorporated in 1687 after acquiring land from the Mohegan tribe, Preston was named for the English city of Preston, Lancashire, by early colonists. It comprises three distinct villages:  Preston City, Long Society and Poquetanuck. Preston City, the original town center which prospered in its early years when the town was a key supplier of agricultural products to ports on the Thames River, is one of four historic districts named to National Register of Historic Places. Buildings within its district include splendid examples of Federal, Georgian and Greek Revival architectural styles.

The town enjoyed its greatest economic prosperity, as reflected in the architecture of homes built by successful merchants and business owners, in the years between the Revolutionary War and around 1830. Today, Preston is a vibrant community that is part of a major Tourism Region featuring two nearby resort casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Preston Riverwalk, at the intersection of Routes 2a and 12, provides direct frontage along the Thames River and is directly across from Mohegan Sun.

Those seeking outdoor recreation, will find no shortage of parks, playscapes, sports fields/courts, hiking and biking trails, competition horseshoe pits, a seasonal skating pond and water sports. Preston’s public school system includes the Preston Veterans’ Memorial School (pre-K to Grade 5) and the Preston Plains Middle School (Grades 6-8). High School students attend schools at nearby school districts, including Ledyard High School, Norwich Free Academy as well as several tech and magnet schools. Connecticut College, a private liberal arts college in New London, is within a 20-minute drive.

The town of Preston, situated in the Southeastern portion of Connecticut in New London County, encompasses 31.8 square miles. The semi-rural community borders Long Island Sound and is rich in scenic beauty, history, commerce, recreation and cultural attractions.

Incorporated in 1687 after acquiring land from the Mohegan tribe, Preston was named for the English city of Preston, Lancashire, by early colonists. It comprises three distinct villages:  Preston City, Long Society and Poquetanuck. Preston City, the original town center which prospered in its early years when the town was a key supplier of agricultural products to ports on the Thames River, is one of four historic districts named to National Register of Historic Places. Buildings within its district include splendid examples of Federal, Georgian and Greek Revival architectural styles.

The town enjoyed its greatest economic prosperity, as reflected in the architecture of homes built by successful merchants and business owners, in the years between the Revolutionary War and around 1830. Today, Preston is a vibrant community that is part of a major Tourism Region featuring two nearby resort casinos, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Preston Riverwalk, at the intersection of Routes 2a and 12, provides direct frontage along the Thames River and is directly across from Mohegan Sun.

Those seeking outdoor recreation, will find no shortage of parks, playscapes, sports fields/courts, hiking and biking trails, competition horseshoe pits, a seasonal skating pond and water sports. Preston’s public school system includes the Preston Veterans’ Memorial School (pre-K to Grade 5) and the Preston Plains Middle School (Grades 6-8). High School students attend schools at nearby school districts, including Ledyard High School, Norwich Free Academy as well as several tech and magnet schools. Connecticut College, a private liberal arts college in New London, is within a 20-minute drive.

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Featured Listings

512 Route 164
Preston, CT $925,000

512 Route 164

Preston, CT

$925,000
  • 112.00 Acres
499 Route 164
Preston, CT $799,000

499 Route 164

Preston, CT

$799,000
  • 112.27 Acres
Lot #3 Cooktown Road
Preston, CT $449,900

Lot #3 Cooktown Road

Preston, CT

$449,900
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 2,329 Sqft
62 Brown School Road
Preston, CT $449,900

62 Brown School Road

Preston, CT

$449,900
  • 3 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 1,920 Sqft
214 Krug Road
Preston, CT $99,500

214 Krug Road

Preston, CT

$99,500
  • 2.93 Acres
259 Route 2a
Preston, CT $2,400,000

259 Route 2a

Preston, CT

$2,400,000
  • 2.41 Acres
100 Middle Road
Preston, CT $836,800

100 Middle Road

Preston, CT

$836,800
  • 83.68 Acres
382 Route 2
Preston, CT $750,000

382 Route 2

Preston, CT

$750,000
  • 32.60 Acres

Preston

Area Map

Preston is within Shoreline, Connecticut and borders Norwich, Griswold, North Stonington and Ledyard.

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Market Snapshot

Units Sold

May 2021

7 TOTAL UNITS

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Median Sales Price

May 2021 - Single Family Homes

$263K
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Percentage of Asking Price

May 2021 Single Family Homes

105%
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