About Waterford

Waterford is a shoreline town bounded on three sides by water. Long Island Sound is our south boundary, the Niantic River flows along our west boundary, and the Thames River flows by our east boundary. Waterford enjoys a Selectman-Representative Town Meeting form of government which is rooted in its New England traditions. The town government is composed of boards, commissions, and agencies, and is served by a variety of community groups.

The town most recently has become the retail hub of Southeastern CT with the opening of Waterford Commons, and an additional number of national retailers on the Rte 85 corridor near the Crystal Mall.

Town offices are open M-F, 8am to 4pm


Waterford is located on the SE coast of Connecticut between New London on the east, East Lyme on the west and Montville on the north. Exits 80-82 from I-95 and exit 77 from I-395 are located in Waterford. We are approximately 1 hour from either Bradley International Airport in Hartford/Springfield or TF Green Airport in Providence and 10 minutes from New London’s Amtrak Station.

To Hartford: 50 miles
To New Haven: 40 miles
To Providence: 58 miles
To Boston: 115 miles
To New York City: 125 miles

AdvanceCT Town Profile Data Sheet