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Mystic

Situated along the Mystic River, which flows into Long Island Sound, mystic offers a unique blend of New England charm.

Welcome to Mystic

Mystic, Connecticut, is a picturesque and historic town renowned for its maritime heritage, stunning seascapes, and vibrant community life. Situated along the Mystic River, which flows into Long Island Sound, Mystic offers a unique blend of New England charm, nautical history, and modern amenities.
 

Demographics

Mystic's population is a diverse mix of families, young professionals, and retirees. This demographic variety contributes to the town's dynamic and inclusive community spirit. The town is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, with a sense of small-town closeness that is both welcoming and engaging. During the summer months, Mystic experiences an influx of tourists drawn to its historic and natural attractions, adding to the town's lively ambiance.
 

Location and Access

Mystic is ideally situated midway between New York City and Boston, making it an accessible destination for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. The drive from either city is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, offering an easy escape from urban life. The town's proximity to major highways like Interstate 95 makes it convenient for road travelers, while its scenic coastal setting provides a tranquil and picturesque journey.
 

Lifestyle and Recreation

The lifestyle in Mystic is deeply influenced by its coastal and riverine setting. The town is famous for the Mystic Seaport Museum, a living history museum that showcases America's maritime past. The Mystic Aquarium is another major attraction, offering interactive exhibits and marine animal encounters.
 
Outdoor activities are plentiful in Mystic. Sailing and boating are popular, with the Mystic River providing an ideal setting for these pursuits. Kayaking and paddleboarding are also common activities, offering a serene way to explore the local waterways.
 
Mystic's downtown area is a hub for shopping and dining. The town boasts a variety of boutique shops, art galleries, and unique stores that reflect its maritime heritage. Dining in Mystic ranges from casual seafood eateries to fine dining restaurants, with many establishments featuring locally sourced ingredients and fresh catch from the Mystic River and Long Island Sound.
 

Entertainment

Mystic's entertainment scene is vibrant and diverse. The town hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival and the Mystic River Jam Music Festival. Local theaters and venues offer live performances, concerts, and movie screenings, providing entertainment for all ages.
 

Education System

Mystic is part of the Stonington Public Schools district, which includes several elementary schools, a middle school, and Stonington High School. The district is known for its strong academic programs, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and a commitment to student success. The presence of higher education institutions in the nearby regions also enhances the educational opportunities available to residents.
 

Conclusion

Mystic, Connecticut, is a town that beautifully combines its rich maritime history with a lively, modern community. Its picturesque setting, array of recreational and cultural activities, and strong educational system make it an ideal place for those seeking a blend of relaxation, adventure, and community engagement. Whether as a destination for a leisurely visit or a place to call home, Mystic offers an experience that captures the quintessential spirit of New England coastal living.

Overview for Mystic, CT

12,108 people live in Mystic, where the median age is 51.6 and the average individual income is $56,841. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,108

Total Population

51.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$56,841

Average individual Income

Around Mystic, CT

There's plenty to do around Mystic, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

16
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
15
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sea Well Seafood, Stonington Village Farmers Market, and Mystic Salad Co.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.98 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 52 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.89 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 1.04 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.1 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mystic, CT

Mystic has 5,192 households, with an average household size of 2.26. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mystic do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,108 people call Mystic home. The population density is 852.97 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

12,108

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

51.6

Median Age

50.51 / 49.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,192

Total Households

2.26

Average Household Size

$56,841

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Mystic, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Mystic. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Northeast Academy Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Stonington Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5

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