Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

statsLedyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published each weekend and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  The number of Ledyard residential homes offered for sale remains very low but quite similar to a year ago  The frigid and snowy weather also tends to deter home sellers and buyers.  As far as pricing, there is not enough data yet in 2018 to make any determination of trends. 

2017 saw over a 10% increase in pricing from the previous year although the second half of the year saw a lower median price.  I have decided to wait another week to do a final review and market update of 2017 Ledyard Real Estate as agents continue to input closed sales to our CT Multiple Listing Service.

  Ledyard Quick Stats


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

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The Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 15th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

The Ledyard Town Council does not meet this week but the Finance Committee of the Council will hold their regular meeting on the 17th at 5PM.  There will also be another joint meeting of the Town Council and BOE Finance Committees on January 18th.  Other meetings held this week include Pension Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Town Council Meeting Report

LEDYARDNEWSAt the Ledyard Town Council meeting of January 10th, the Town Council authorized the Mayor to engage in a one-year Marketing Agreement to sell the Ledyard Center School, authorized the Mayor to sign a house lease for Town owned property at 332 Colonel Ledyard Highway acquired through foreclosure and delayed the implementation of Ordinance #146, which would have terminated trash pick up from certain mobile home parks.

The Council also reappointed Board and Commission members whose terms were due to expire and continued discussion on their major project to amend and update the over 130 Ledyard  Town Ordinances (laws).

The Mayor’s Report included that Ledyard has now expended 65% of its winter operations budget.  Also, the Tanko LED street light conversion is waiting construction approval from Eversource which is expected in the next month. Once approved, the project will take 4-6 weeks. Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA)  Fees for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 will remain the same at $58 a ton.


Ledyard Food Pantry January Wish List

Thank you to those who supported the Ledyard Food Pantry throughout the holiday season. For those who would like to continue to donate throughout the year, we provide a Top 5 Wish List every month.

Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry (located in the church parking lot across from Valentino's) between 9-11 on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays. Or Thursday from 4-6PM.
You may also drop off donations at Parke's Place, Holdridge's, or Village Market in Ledyard and the Hallway at Gales Ferry Landing and Holmberg's in Gales Ferry.

Too cold to go out?  Donate from the warmth of your living room from out Amazon Wish List

Wish List


Ledyard Residents Reject Zoning 2-1

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As reported in the Day, Nov. 24, 1962:

“In almost a 2-1 margin, Ledyard townspeople last night again rejected zoning. The final vote announced at the end of the four hour meeting was 139 against establishment of a planning and zoning commission and 73 in favor”

The approximately 700 word article talks in detail about the meeting held 55 years ago and reports that at that time 90% of the people in the state lived in zoned areas. Despite that statistic, Ledyard decided to continue to buck the trend. Some of the argument centered around the state of zoning in Groton. One Ledyard resident who recently moved from Eastern Point Road in Groton spoke of Pfizer and how “They promised up and down that there would be no smell, no noise, no smoke and all the rest,….and now the place stinks.” He added that “one side of Eastern Point Road is zoned for industry while right across the street is an A-1 residential section.”

That argument won the day but zoning would be adopted in Ledyard a year later.


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published each weekend and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  The number of Ledyard residential homes offered for sale continues to drop which is pretty typical this time of year as many sellers prefer to wait until after the holidays to market their homes.  The frigid and snowy weather also tends to deter home sellers.  As far as pricing, Ledyard continues to see a positive real estate market as the median closed sale price has improved by over 10% from 2016 when the median price of residential home sales was $204,000. The median price of the 241 Ledyard residential sales in 2017 was $225,500 with the highest priced sale at $550,000. (A contemporary home on the waterfront on Long Pond). I will wait another week to do a final review and market update of 2017 Ledyard Real Estate as agents continue to input closed sales to our CT Multiple Listing Service.

There has only been one closed sale in 2018 but at least we started the year off with a higher priced home sale.  It usually takes a month or so for numbers to make more sense and average out.

Ledyard Quick Stats


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 8th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

The Ledyard Town Council will hold its first meeting of 2018 and will vote on marketing of the Ledyard Center School in anticipation of the move to the new additions at Gallup Hill and Ledyard Middle Schools.  There will be a Public Hearing prior to the Council Meeting to lease town owned property/home at 332 Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard.

Other meetings held this week include Parks and Recreation, Economic Development, Permanent Municipal Building Committee, Conservation Commission, Ledyard Housing Authority,

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

 Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Real Estate Quick Stats

statsLedyard Real Estate Quick Stats are published each weekend and offer a simple look at Ledyard Real Estate.  The number of Ledyard residential homes offered for sale continue to drop which is pretty typical this time of year as many sellers prefer to wait until after the holidays to market their homes. As far as pricing, Ledyard continues to see a positive real estate market as the median closed sale price has improved by over 10% from 2016 when the median price of residential home sales was $204,000. The median price of the 241 Ledyard residential sales in 2017 is $225,500 with the highest priced sale at $550,000. (A contemporary home on the waterfront on Long Pond)

In 2016 there were 247 residential home sales in Ledyard.  Until this month, it did not appear we would match that number but with what seemed like a burst of closings towards the end of the year, we have come mighty close. Exact numbers should be recorded in the next week or so and we will see exactly what 2017 brought in terms of number of sales and average price for the year.

Ledyard Quick Stats


Ledyard Winter Operations FAQS

Question MarksDid you know? “Ledyard Ordinance #75 prohibits placing any obstructions into Town roads or road right-of-ways; this includes putting plowed snow onto the roadway.  Snow deposited onto roads by residents can represent an immediate traffic hazard and could freeze in place and cause a longer term hazard for you, your neighbors, and drivers”. Most contractors in Ledyard know the rules but be sure if you contract for snow removal that the person you hire keeps the snow on your property.

More information about Town of Ledyard Winter Operation Facts can be found HERE.


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 1st can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

This week offers another joint meeting between the finance committees of the Ledyard Board of Education and the Ledyard Town Council as they continue to work on budget issues due to cuts to Ledyard’s Educational Cost Sharing Grant.

The following Town Council  & Sub Committee meetings are posted to the Meeting Portal:

January 2, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.        LUPPW Cmt Mtg

January 3, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.       Finance Cmt Mtg

January 3, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.       Joint Finance (TC & BOE) Immediately following Reg Mtg 

Also, the following has been posted to the Meeting Portal

January 2, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.       Ledyard Town Center Cmt Mtg

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.