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New London

New London

New London is located midway between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City and situated on the shores of both the Thames River and Long Island Sound. The “Whaling City" of New London is a wonderful community in which to live, visit and do business. Our historic waterfront City is best known as the home of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and America’s Tall Ship the Barque Eagle. New London is an historic whaling port, a center of higher learning, location of regional multi modal transportation hub, and an arts and cultural center.

The Office of Development & Planning (ODP) administers and is responsible for a broad and complex array of planning, regulatory, economic and community development programs designed to improve the quality of life for the citizens of New London.  A link to their web site may be found below.


New London is located midway between Boston and New York City and situated on the shores of both the Thames River and Long Island Sound. I-95 is the main gateway to the city from east and west, and state route 32 from the North. The Cross Sound Ferry runs frequent daily car and high speed ferry service to and from Orient Point, Long Island. Amtrak has over a dozen daily trips both north and southbound.
The City is approximately 50 miles from T.F. Green Airport in Providence and 60 miles from Bradley International Airport in Hartford/Springfield.

Boston: 106 miles
New York City: 125 miles
Providence: 56 miles
Hartford: 47 miles



City Hall and the Office of Development and Planning are located at 181 State Street,
New London, CT 06320.

City Hall is open 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday.

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