Plainfield Connecticut is a charming town in Windham County, Connecticut. The estimated population was 15,053 in the 2020 census. The town consists of four neighborhoods: Plainfield, Moosup, Wauregan and Central Village. Each neighborhood has their own local United States Post Office, fire station, and police department.
The housing market for Plainfield Connecticut is attractive to both first time home buyers and investors looking to purchase property for investment purposes. The town’s main attractions include the National Air Museum, Lackawanna National Wildlife Refuge, Ramblewood Outdoor Center, The Green Bank Park and Museum, The New London Ice Cream Festival, and numerous public golf courses. There are also several parks in the area that cater to the children. In addition, New London is close to New York City and Connecticut’s Capital Region, which provide residents with access to many of the cultural and entertainment opportunities that NYC and CT offer.
The quaint Plainfield downtown is lined with century-old homes and beautiful shops. At one end of the road, you will find two historic churches with lovely porches and front yards. The Crystal Cathedral and the German Village are two of the older buildings. These buildings were built in the 1920’s when the German community of Plainfield was formed. You can visit the German Village today if you wish.
Due to the influx of many immigrants from the southern parts of the US Plainfield has experienced increases in both population and development. The city is quite diverse with over 30 languages being spoken in its five schools. Due to this diverse population, many families have large families that reside in various home counties including Marblehead, Harwinton, Oak Bluffs, and Putnam. A mobile app, called Plainfield App, offers convenient access to people and places of interest while you’re on the go in Plainfield.
If you like outdoor activities you will enjoy the Killingly State Park, which is about a three hour drive from Plainfield. The park features picnic areas, boat ramps, swimming areas, hiking trails, nature centers, and it even has a concession stand for businesses in the central village. Another park just minutes north of Plainfield is Cushman’s Creek State Park. Here you’ll enjoy walking along the Killingly River and watching a number of varieties of birds and fish.
If you love to golf then you’ll love the 18-hole Killingly Resort. The resort is located right in Plainfield and is managed by Windham County. It is the only state park in Connecticut that offers a championship golf course. For those who prefer fishing there are a number of excellent opportunities for catching fish at any time of the year. The best times to fish at the Windham County fishing site are from mid May to late September.
If you would prefer to stay in town rather than in the rural areas near Plainfield you have plenty of choice, especially in Moosup. Moosup is just two miles from the center of Plainfield and it is close enough to get to New London that you won’t have to drive to get there. Moosup is full of restaurants, shops, and other attractions. A convenient way to explore Moosup is to take the train that runs through the tunnel from the central village to Moosup. You can also take a ferry from Plainfield to Moosup during the off season.
One of the best things about living in Moosup is the proximity to all of the shopping, dining, and other attractions in Plainfield. You can reach the downtown area in less than thirty minutes using the train or the ferry from Moosup. The shopping in Plainfield is second to none. If you are looking for a place to live, look no further than Moosup!