My husband and I moved from Fairfield County to the Walnut Beach area of Milford CT. I am originally from California and an artist I was taken with Walnut Beach because neighborhood and beach reminded me of California. As an artist I was intriqued as I heard several artists migrated to the Walnut Beach area when Fairfield County got too expensive. We feel we are watching a renaissance of sorts happening in Milford especially in our neighborrhood and it is exciting. Where else can you find affordable properties near a beautiful beach that overlooks an island that one can walk to when the tide is low! (Charles Island). Recently a a beautiful pavillion went up near the Walnut Beach pier, how exciting. And across from our own home, a new area is developing that will include storefronts and artists lofts. Just outside our front room, we can see the ocean on one side and the Firehouse Gallery-the old firehouse converted into a gallery by the MIlford Arts Council. Unremarkable? 17.5 miles of beach in one town just isn't unremarkable to me. On the other side of I-95 in Milford one can find more wooded area where one can go shopping for flowers at local farms or horse riding. I hope you will come to visit Walnut Beach and see what we saw in this sweet beach community. As far as restaurants, it is fun to hang out in the historical downtown district at the Alantique Cafe which is a cyber cafe and enjoy the current art exhibit. There are several restaurants there that we enjoy frequenting when we can, Citrus, Southport Brewery, The Corner Restaurant which plays old sinatra standards on a Sunday morn and serves up the best mexican omelets with homemade salsa!