All About New London


Photo of Bank Street, New London by JT New London Main Street & Historic Downtown New London CT

People and businesses are rediscovering New London's downtown Historic Waterfront District!

. . . and the NEW LONDON MAIN STREET folks are in the middle of it all!

New London is a small city at the center of Southeastern Connecticut that combines historic New England charm with a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. If you live in its historic waterfront district, great art, music, and theater; diverse cuisines; and boating on the Thames River are right outside your door.

There's always something happening downtown!

Downtown New London Folks

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New London Parks Conservancy
New London Parks Conservancy The New London Parks Conservancy is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to the maintenance, restoration, preservation, safety and beautification of New London parks; to the enjoyment and increased use of the parks for recreational, educational and community programs; and to the promotion of shared stewardship and thoughtful community involvment by all who visit and use New London parks.

Contact New London Parks Conservancy via NLPC EMAIL

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The Downtown New London Association (DNLA) of merchants organizes SAILFEST in July and the a haunted house in October.

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Downtown New London Development

The city of New London comprises approximately 5.74 square miles of land and has a population of about 28,540. But, in New London's case — size does not matter! New London is an energetic, dynamic little city that has dedicated downtown business owners, residents and volunteers who work through local groups to enhance their city center. Downtown New London is an example of a thriving business district where constant improvements go hand-in-hand with historic preservation and economic development. Although sometimes a challenge of coordination, New London's different groups come together to create some spectacular events such as the sailfest in July, Books Brushes Jazz & Blues in September and the Celebration of Lights & Song by the Sea in December.

These groups listed below possess differing, yet complimentary goals. All work to make New London a safe, attractive, busy city filled with great little shops, over 30 restaurants, cafes and bars, several antique stores and an eclectic artists community with over a half dozen galleries exhibiting new works on a regular basis. It's a downtown rich in history with several historic sites within it's boundaries. All in all, New London is a wonderful city to walk around in and shop, enjoy a great lunch or dinner, or a stroll along the Waterfront Park. Take a seat and watch the ferries, people fishing off the piers, sailing vessels and merchant ships as they head up and down the Thames and, if you time it just right, you might get to see the beautiful Eagle - the Coast Guard's tall ship as she sails the river.

New London Main Street Program, The Atrium, Suite 101, 165 State Street, New London, Connecticut 06320, 860-444-CITY (2489), EMAIL CONTACT.

New London Main Street is "a nonprofit organization committed to revitalizing New London's Historic Waterfront District." Their mission is to "help plan and direct activities to preserve, develop, and enhance the economic, social, and cultural quality of life in New London's downtown Historic Waterfront District." Learn more about the New London Main Street Program, its staff and the volunteers who make this CT Main Street program such a success. Visit the NLMS web site at

City Center District, New London, CT 06320, (860) 442-2489,

CCD is "comprised of the owners of 150 or so buildings in the downtown business district. Anyone owning a building within the district is automatically a member of CCD. There is a membership exception that permits a businessperson or a resident to become a member, without voting rights on financial issues." Visit the City Center District web site at

New London Development Corporation, 165 State Street, Suite 313, New London, CT 06320, (860) 447-8011

NLDC is a private not-for-profit organization who's purpose is to create "public-private partnerships to act as an engine for economic and community development in New London and Southeastern Connecticut". Their goals are to "increase the city's tax base, grow the number of jobs in the city, enhance the quality of life for all residents of the region."

Vision Appraisal & City of New London Property Database
New London Contact Information: City Hall Assessor's Office, 181 State Street, PO Box 92, New London CT 06320

The last revaluation of property in New London was done in 2003 with the next scheduled revaluation due October 1, 2008. Currently the 2006 Mill rate = $29.93 per $1,000 of net assessed value of a property. The assessment ratio is 70%. The filing deadline for personal property declarations is November 1st. Use of the New London Assessor's Database does not require a username and password. Go to the Vision Appraisal's New London section for your property's information and updates on matters pertaining to the 2008 reassessment.

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Radio Stations

WNLC 98.7 FM, WNLC P.O. Box 1031 New London, CT 06320, 860-442-5328
Classic Hits. New London's radio station for classic hits. WNLC will accept public service announcements on organization letterhead, mailed to the address above.

KOOL 101 FM, 89 Broad Street, PO Box 1031, New London CT 06320
Studio phone: 860-447-8433 (6 AM to 10 AM, 3 PM to 7 PM Only). Contest Phone: 860-383-1171. Southeast Connecticut's Radio Station for Good Times and Great Oldies!! Register your office today, for the KOOL101 "Office Pizza Party"

WCNI 90.9 FM, WCNI Box 4972 Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320, 860-439-2850
"Ground Zero" for Community Radio. New London's eclectic, independent, community radio station.

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