The Best of Connecticut
Connecticut Magazine claimed Southbury, as "The Best Small Town in Connecticut". It has also been called "A town that feels like the country", and for good reason.
Southbury, surrounded by the rolling hills of Central Connecticut, is comprised of rural countryside, charming suburban neighborhoods, and districts rich in the history of America's heritage.
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It is a unique area of charming New England lifestyles, public squares and town meetings. The town has three beautiful parks, including Southford Falls, and the 604 acre Kettletown Park with it's falls, hiking trails, wading beach and small boat launch onto a wide senic lake. From Southbury, you're not far from the many State Parks and attractions of Connecticut.
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In 2009 Southbury was noted for it's dedication to preserving it's historical heritage and has been named a Preserve America community by the federal government. In a letter from the First Lady, Michelle Obama she states, "Your community holds a treasured place in the American story, and it is through your vision and dedication that our history will be upheld and our future will be renewed."
The five historic districts and nine buildings in town have been documented with the National Register of Historic Places as historically and architecturally significant.
Southbury is truly a "green" town with over 15 percent of its land protected by the local land trust, as well as the Audubon Society's Bent of the River preserve, Southbury is rich in natural beauty and wildlife, which we are committed to preserve through sound planning and careful growth, You can even see America's maestic Bald Eagles swooping down at the base of Shepaug Dam to feast on freshly caught fish. The area becomes the Eagle's private sushi bar open all winter.
Aside from it's natural beauty, Southbury offers a variety of shopping venues from fully modern supermarkets, department stores, and quaint malls to boutiques, galleries and specialty markets.
We are blessed with an excellent network of highways located off interstate I-84 connecting Southbury to exciting attractions, theater, dining and excellent medical care from Danbury to Hartford. Some of the best specialists and hospitals in the country are closely connected to Interstate 84, which also connects to Interstate I-684 for a convenient two-hour drive to Manhattan, the city that never sleeps.
For traveling convenience, the Southbury Bus leaves daily from Southbury to the Hartford, Danbury and Manhattan. And, you can skip the drive to LaGuardia and Kennedy for air travel. From Southbury, you're about the same distance to both the Westchester County Airport and Bradley International Airport.
In and Around Southbury
When you live in Southbury, you're surrounded by the best of Connecticut from beautiful State Parks, entertainment venues, dining, museums and galleries, vineyards, sports, education and a variety of local sites and attractions. Travel just 10 minutes north, past rustic red barns and green hills, and you're in Woodbury, the Antiques Capital of Connecticut with dozens of quaint shops tucked back along the road where serious collectors and browsers alike can find their personal treasures.
The town has many historic architectural wonders to match the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
A little further is Litchfield County, dotted with classic New England covered bridges, scenic bucolic towns, and the picturesque West Cornwall Bridge that spans the Housatonic River. Roxbury, just a few minutes away, is a picturesque, historic small town nestled in the northwest hills of Connecticut, and the birthplace of the Green Mountain Boys, three cousins of Revolutionary War fame named Baker, Ethan Allen and Seth Warner.
Less than half an hour away on I-84 is Danbury, home of the legendary Danbury Fair and the spectacular Danbury Mall - a "whatever you need" shoppers paradise. For outstanding concerts throughout the summer months, visit the Charles Ives Center an open-air amphitheater surrounded by natural hiking trails and picnic groves. Travel east for about 25 minutes on I-84 to Waterbury and experience the fabulously retored, historic Palace Theater where you'll enjoy outstanding concerts, and the best that Broadway has to offer.
One visit, and you'll know why we say there's more to see, more to do and more to experience in and around Southbury, one of Connecticut's most scenic, historic towns.