WELCOME TO SOUTHBURY,CT

CITY GUIDE

According to Niche.com Southbury is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Southbury comprises sprawling rural country areas, suburban neighborhoods, and historic districts. It is a short distance from major business and commercial centers, and is within 80 miles (130 km) of New York City and 40 miles (64 km) of Hartford. Southbury is the only community in the country with the name “Southbury”, which is why the town seal reads Unica Unaque, meaning “The One and Only.” Southbury is in western New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. Southbury is north of Oxford and Newtown, and east of Brookfield. 

In 1673 religious dissidents from the coastal town of Stratford, Connecticut, negotiated the purchase of “Pomperaug Plantation” on a tributary of the Housatonic River. At that time Western Connecticut was notable among the Colonies, as an agricultural producer. Southbury, in addition to supplying General Washington’s army with militia volunteers, provided more than its share of food and supplies.
In 1787, Southbury was granted a town charter. Southbury, ideally positioned on the highways to provide hospitality to travelers was also a good choice for passage and stops on the expanding railroad system. With the coming of 19th century, several new villages sprang up throughout the town to support the industries growing alongside the rivers and the streams. By the nation’s centennial, a new group Eastern European immigrants settled in Southbury. With growing diversity Southbury returned to it’s agricultural roots. In a new century Southbury once again benefited from advancing technologies. Residents of cities were attracted by convenient access to weekend recreation and the comforts of country living.

AREA OF CITY

39 square miles

POPULATION

19,357 (2020)

LIBRARY

Southbury Public Library 100 Poverty Road Southbury, CT 06477 203-262-0626 www.southburylibrary.org

CITY HALL

501 Main St. South Southbury, CT 06477 203-262-0600

HELPFUL WEBSITES

www.Raveis.com
www.southbury-ct.org
www.southburybusiness.org

THINGS TO DO IN SOUTHBURY

You can pass your time in Southbury striding along winding lakeside trails, visiting waterfalls, observing birds of prey in the wild and sipping acclaimed ales and wine at craft breweries and wineries.
Shepaug Eagle Observation Area
• Southbury Dog Park
• Audubon Center Of CT at Bent of the River
• George C. Waldo State Park
• Riverview Cinemas
• Pomperaug Golf Club
• Southbury Farmer’s Market
• Kettletown State Park
• Southford Falls State Park
• Lake Zoar Boat Launch

Pomperaug Reginal School District No. 15 is ranked #5 among New Haven County Schools. Pomperaug Regional School District No. 15 is a highly rated, public school district located in MIDDLEBURY, CT. It has 3,646 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

AIRPORTS


LaGuardia Airport – 76 miles
John F. Kennedy Airport – 83 miles
Westchester Airport – 50 miles
Bradley (Hartford) Airport – 55 miles
Tweed (New Haven) Airport – 29 miles
TRANSPORTATION
Metro North
New York City – 85 Miles


SOUTHBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Proudly serving the Southbury community since 1776, the Library is open year round to readers and learners of all ages and interests.


ANNUAL EVENTS


No matter the time of year there are
events always happening!


• Snow Sculpture Contest
• Easter Flower Sale
• Memorial Day Parade
• Flag Day Ceremony
• Summer Farmers Market
• Apple Festival
• Halloween Drive Through
• Yoga at the Farm
• Southbury Autumn Craft Festival
• Crop-tober Crafting Retreat
• Holiday Craft Sale

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