Mystic is a popular wedding destination with a growing wine and craft beer region that nestled between Boston and New York City along the Amtrak rail. While it is largely a vacation or summer destination for visitors, it can also be a great place to live. Let us break down some reasons why you should move to the Mystic area.

Throughout the year, local groups put on fabulous annual events like the Mystic Irish Parade, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival, Pirate Invasion and the spectacular Lighted Boat Parade during the holidays. We have National Historic Landmarks like the Charles W. Morgan, The Emma C. Berry, schooner L.A. Dunton, and steamship Sabino all at Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea.

Quaint and colorful mom and pop shops and eateries line Main street. An art museum and galleries give Mystic a bit of culture and sophistication. There are diverse attractions scattered all over Mystic’s nearly 4 square miles. Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Denison Homestead, Mystic Museum of Art, Olde Mistick Village bring droves of visitors mainly during the milder months. B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill, the only steam powered cider mill in the US is a favorite fall time tradition that keeps people lining up for cider and fresh donuts.

Pros of Living in Mystic

  • Livability – Mystic’s overall livability score is above average. This rating is the sum of the city’s data points and factors, and then a weighting of these variables is used to determine a good standard quality of life compared to other cities. The livability score considers education, crime, cost of living, and residents’ overall happiness calculated as a predictive index through our advanced statistical models.
  • Cost of Living – When choosing a new place to live, the cost of living is a significant consideration. The cost of living in Mystic is lower than the national average and most cities in the state. While some areas can be higher than others on a state and federal level, the overall average of housing costs, utilities, grocery items, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services are less expensive.
  • Crime – In Mystic, crime rates are lower than in other Suburban areas, nationally and statewide. Every day, almost half of the population thinks about crime and safety. If you call Mystic home or are considering moving here, odds are your shouldn’t worry as much, and it is a significant pro and consideration for living here.
  • Education – Overall, education for the area is good and ranks high on national and statewide levels compared to other cities. These ranking calculations consider factors such as public school graduation rates, enrollment rates, teacher to student ratios, and student and parent reviews. This data and scores are a weighted average of the area’s schools.
  • Low Poverty Rate – There is a lower poverty rates in Mystic than in other cities in the United States. The average poverty rate across cities in America is about 10-13%.

Who Lives in Mystic?

This city is filled with middle aged adults looking forward to retirement. The median age in the city is about 55 years old. The typical family has on average 2.6 people including children and parents. In terms of diversity, on a national level, Mystic ranks number 2387 which is above the national average for diversity and on a state level ranks 24 which is above the state average.

Mystic, CT Facts:

  • Mystic is not a legally recognized town, it is a zipcode/village within Groton and Stonington.
  • The Mystic River divides the village into an eastern side (Stonington) and a western side (Groton)
  • Mystic Seaport Museum’s coal-fired steamboat, The Sabino cruises down the Mystic River.
  • The Bascule Bridge (located in downtown Mystic on Main Street) opens once every 60 minutes at 40 past the hour during daylight hours/Seasonally May through October. Otherwise, it opens on demand.
  • The Mystic river flows into the Long Island Sound.
  • Key West, Florida was founded by Mystic sea captains.
  • Charles W. Morgan, last of the old time whaling ships, arrived in 1941 at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

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