The bustling town of Southbury lies in Western New Haven County and possesses a combination of rural New England charm, suburban-style neighborhoods and a thriving business district. Located right off Interstate 84, the town’s busy Main Street is lined with restaurants and shopping centers that attract visitors from surrounding areas. As a drive up Route 6 or along its winding roads reveals, the rural charm of Southbury is on display in its historic districts, scenic horse farms, and the winding Pomperaug River. The town is north of Newtown and Oxford, east of Brookfield and south of Woodbury.
There are a wealth of natural attractions to be found in Southbury, including the scenic Audubon Center at Bent of the River and many state parks including Southford Falls and Kettletown State Park. Southbury is also home to Heritage Village, which at over 1,000 acres is the largest retirement community in New England. Several other senior living communities also call Southbury home.
Southbury was incorporated in 1825 and was once part of the town of Woodbury. It is unique for being the only town in the country that bears its name. Originally a farming community, in the 1800’s Southbury harnessed the power of the Pomperaug and Housatonic Rivers for its mills, tanneries and distilleries. With the installation of Interstate 84 in 1963, the town became accessible to the cities of Hartford, New York City, Waterbury and Danbury.
Southbury schools are part of the Pomperaug Regional School District 15 which serves Southbury and Middlebury. The district includes four elementary schools (Gainfied, Long Meadow, Middlebury and Pomperaug), two middle schools and Pomperaug High school.
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