Incorporated from Branford in 1831, North Branford has a population of 14,407. Its early history was as a mill and farming community. That influence is still present and the town is still known for its agriculture. At the time of the 2010 Census, the median household income is $64,438 and the median income for a family is $71,813.
The town is comprised of roughly 25 square miles of land and 1.7 square miles of water. Much of the town’s acreage is dominated by Totoket Mountain, part of the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound almost to the Vermont border. The north side of Saltonstall Mountain is also located in North Branford. Totoket Mountain contains Lake Gaillard, a reservoir, formed in 1926. At 720 feet high, it is the highest point in the town.
Points of Interest
- Reynolds Beers House & Museum (1786). Highlights unusual architecture and features for its time.
- Gordon S. Miller Barn Museum. Museum of archeological discoveries and antique farm equipment from the 18th 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Little White Gas Station (1920’s). The first gas station in North Branford.
- Little Red Schoolhouse (1805). The oldest one-room schoolhouse still standing in New Haven County.
- Northford Ice Pavilion. Ice skating complex with three NHL-size ice sheets. Home to the Men’s Club Ice Hockey team — the Braves, Greater New Haven Warriors Youth Hockey program, the Connecticut Polar Bears girls’ hockey program, and serves as a secondary home for Yale Youth Hockey and Wallingford Youth Hockey.
- Connecticut Sportsplex
- Twin Lakes Golf Course