Hey @John Burton ,
We purchased a duplex near the Coast Guard/ Conn College in New London in May and will be closing on a duplex in Groton in the next couple weeks. We had a lot of interest in the first property and have had some bites on the second even before listing it. Pros to the area are the Coast Guard/ Navy populations and the EB/ Pfizer workforce. Cons are the high taxes and trying to find reasonable deals. I've seen properties go very quickly if they are a good deal and others that just sit because they are priced too high.
You might want to post in the Connecticut forums as well.