Living in Lisbon

The Town of Lisbon, incorporated in 1786, is a rural, historic community of 16.26 square miles (poulation 4,338) in New London County, with Board of Selectmen/Board of Finance form of government that is proactive and responsive to its residents.

Through their over-sight and planning, the Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and Planning and Zoning Commission have made it possible to preserve the rural character of the community while maintaining a low mill rate (one of the lowest among the 169 towns in Connecticut), yet still providing a top notch education for its students; maintain the town's roads, buildings and infrastructure; and provide such services as curb-side recycling, park improvements and recreational activities for the residents.

Below are a few of the many reasons why people choose to live in Lisbon:

  • Proactive and responsive municipal officials, boards, commissions and committees                                                    
  • Low taxes
  • Excellent PK-8th Grade public school system
  • Variety of choices, both public and private, for high school students
  • Use and support of the Slater Library in Jewett City which is less than one-quarter of a mile from the Jewett City/Lisbon town line
  • Active Senior Center
  • Lisbon Meadows Park (59 acres of land just off from South Burnham Highway/Route 169), which includes baseball and soccer fields, a tennis court, walking trails, accommodations for picnics and small gatherings, and a seasonal Farmers' Market
  • Newly designed walking trails at the Town owned Burnham Tavern Property
  • Boat launch with access to Shetucket River for boating and fishing
  • Adult and Youth Recreation Activities throughout the year
  • Active Volunteer Fire Department dedicated to serving the community and providing educational opportunities
  • Curb-side Recycling
  • Use of neighboring Transfer Station
  • Use of Wheelabrator Lisbon, Inc. incinerator
  • Well maintained roads, buildings and infrastructure
  • Convenient shopping for goods and services. Lisbon boasts of two major large scale retail developments, including restaurants, located in an area designated for commercial development. Smaller, locally owned businesses are scattered throughout the community.
  • Easy access on and off Interstate 395 making it an easy drive to major cities and the shoreline in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts