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    NSB New London, CT Local Information

    Groton, Connecticut is the closest major city to NSB New London; the base is in the Town of Groton and Ledyard. Groton has about 40,000 people, and is in New London County, which has a population of about 275,000 people. Other nearby communities include Ledyard (15,000), New London city (28,000), Norwich (41,000), Montville (20,000), Stonington (19,000), and Waterford (20,000). There are also a large number of small communities, including, for example, Conning Towers Nautilus Park, Mystic, Gales Ferry, and Long Hill. Conning Towers Nautilus Park is the closest community to base.

    It is about 8 miles from NSB New London to downtown Groton , 5 miles from the city of New London; and 9 miles to Stonington. Generally, most commutes in New London county should be a half hour or less, barring bad traffic.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Groton area ranges from $850 to $1400 per month, with a median of about $1100 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices:
    The average price for a house in the Groton area in the last few years was about $145,000-$200,000, compared to roughly $300,000 for Connecticut.

    Short Description of the Area: NSB New London is in Southeastern Connecticut, one of the longest settled places in the USA, with communities dating back to the mid-1600s. There are many local towns, none very large as cities, but overall there are over a quarter million people in the county. Note: a county is not a terribly important government organization in Connecticut: the town is the basic local division of the state - for almost all reasons one would contact the county in other states, in this area one should contact the local town. Connecticut is a small state, close, neighborly, moderate, with a high average income and generally high education level, with a strong seagoing tradition.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a variable, moderately humid climate, with winter temperatures from the high 30s to low 20s and summer temperatures in the low 80s to mid-60s range. The area has 3-4 inches of rain per month. Seasons are definite and distinct - Summers are typically warm and humid. Fall rapidly cools off, with famous fall foliage. Winters are drier and cold. Springs are generally rainy and increasingly pleasant. Snow comes in winter, December through February, typically 4-7 inches per month. Occasional thunderstorms can roll through in spring and summer, but the area is generally sunny through summer.