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Old 11-01-2010, 02:26 PM
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Hi--- does anyone know anything about the community of Willow Point in Mystic? Is it a neighborhood on the rise or fall as far as real estate, etc. There appear to be some v. large newer homes along the water/point---but some older, somewhat run down homes just a few blocks away. How does the Yacht Club there affect the neighborhood (for better, worse, or not at all).

Many thanks for your feedback. Not a water person or that familiar w/ coastal CT, so I don't have much to go on.

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Old 11-01-2010, 05:19 PM
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Willow Point is located in extreme south eastern Groton- Mystic. Mystic is not really a town . It's postal designation which encompasses the south eastern portion of the town of Groton and the south western portion of the town of Stonington. The Mystic River divides in two the Mystic area ; Groton on the left bank, Stonington on the right.

Willow Point is a tiny enclave. There are, as you noted, some some newer homes directly on the water. And other older homes which make up the rest of the neighborhood. There is nothing wrong with these older homes. In times past, and for many now, these were the homes of local fisherman.

One thing to keep in mind about Willow Point, is that the AmTrak rail line is within one short to two short blocks of every home in Willow Point. It kind of cuts the neighborhood off from the rest of Mystic. That means you are going to hear train whistles and train noise day and night. As there is also a local stop for a few trains in Mystic, you'll hear the clang and bang of engines starting and stopping, and tracks switching. For may people, this is no big deal, for others, it can be a deal breaker.

The proximity to the yacht club, in my opinion, neither helps nor hurts the area. It is a commercial operation, which means more traffic in the summer. It can also attract, in this economy, lots of petty theft. There have been recent reports all up and down the shoreline, from Branford east to the Rhode Island border, of thieves targeting boats/ boatyards for easy pickings like GPS devices and other electronics that boats carry.

Willow Point is thus, off the beaten path for Mystic and homes, unless directly on the water, are usually priced lower than the walkable, downtown sections of Mystic.

Keep in mind, that if you have children, they will be attending Groton schools. You should check the data for school performance.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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V. helpful. Thank you!
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