About Pine Orchard
Founded as a borough in 1838, Pine Orchard is a unique waterfront community situated between Indian Neck and Stony Creek in Branford, CT. Developed originally as a resort community in the 19th century, it was coined “World’s End” as it was accessible by trolley from New Haven beginning in 1907 and was the second to last stop on the line – Stony Creek being the last. In that era, summer weekend visitors frequented hotels, private cottages and estates to enjoy the natural beauty and shore breezes. The Pine Orchard Association was Incorporated by the State of Connecticut June 18, 1903.
Today, Pine Orchard is a vibrant community that is home to 460 households – It still retains much of its turn-of-the-century charm and, along with its access to open space and on-the-water activities, has become a very special place to live. Residents enjoy waterfront access, small boat moorings (which are available through the POA office), along with miles of wooded paths in and around Young’s Pond Park and access to the Shoreline Green-Way Trail.
As an independent borough of Branford, Pine Orchard has its own taxing and zoning authority managed by the Pine Orchard Association (POA) Executive Board. The Executive Board is composed of 12 elected members, who are all residents of Pine Orchard. The Board works to ensure the safety, beauty and careful development of the borough’s rich history. The POA business offices are located in a 1950’s former firehouse located at 180 Pine Orchard Road.
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