Love Old Lyme,
It is different, not for everybody, but it is a piece of tranquility near the water. Great place for boating or grab a ferry in New London to Islands. Take a train to NY from Old Saybrook; lots of nearby opportunities for getaways. But best of all, it is on the river, ocean, back bay. Kayakers, boaters and over all chill people will like Old Lyme. I will be here as long as I can. It is still priced reasonably and has some real deals too. But those people moving in should know that town regulations are archaic, which is probably the reason the town is locked in time...Little to no commercialization.