Welcome to Southbury

A quiet suburban city nestled among rolling hills and scenic views
Located on the western side of Connecticut with close access to New York City, Southbury is a quaint and scenic town. It is the perfect place to settle down for families who need to commute to New York City and want a sanctuary away from the bustle of big city life. The town was founded in 1673 and thus has a deep history.
Many Southbury homes have been renovated to have more modern systems and amenities. Yet the exteriors are very much reminiscent of historical American homes. Styles like Colonial and Victorian are very popular in Southbury, with symmetrical façades and exquisite dormers and gables.

What to Love

  • Small-town, close-knit community
  • Scenic rolling hills and the picturesque Pomperaug River
  • Relaxing and quiet environment
  • Thriving arts scene

Local Lifestyle

Locals of Southbury enjoy living a calm, slow-paced lifestyle at home that often varies greatly from their work lives in New York City or other major Connecticut cities. Community events are a significant priority for the citizens of Southbury. Some of these events include the Heritage Festival, Southbury Farmers’ Market, and Women’s Club Arts and Crafts Fair.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Southbury residents have plenty of access to fine dining opportunities. Mercato Italian Kitchen in Bar  is an Italian restaurant with an extensive bar and is located just next door to the Riverview Cinema. Another local favorite for seafood is Lucas Local Oyster Bar, the perfect combination of relaxed dining with a sophisticated environment. Leo’s Restaurant is a long-standing staple serving fantastic breakfast and lunch in a lively, bustling dining room.

Things to Do

Southbury offers various fun activities for its residents to do. The area is most cherished for its glorious outdoor scenery. One of the best places to show off this beauty is Southford Falls State Park. The park has challenging hiking trails and rushing waterfalls that are gorgeous and useful for fishing. In addition, the Audobon Center Bent of the River is a 700-acre nature preserve that showcases some of Connecticut’s best natural sights. Its goal is to preserve biodiversity and conserve natural lands.
Gainfield Farms Golf Course is an ideal spot for a quick round of golf. It is a nine-hole course that can be played with one’s family or with fellow business associates.

Overview for Southbury, CT

19,866 people live in Southbury, where the median age is 52 and the average individual income is $58,250. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

52 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Southbury, CT

Southbury has 8,029 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Southbury do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,866 people call Southbury home. The population density is 824.566 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.24 / 52.76%

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Schools in Southbury, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Southbury. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Gainfield Elementary School
K - 5th
Pomperaug Regional High School
9th - 12th
Rochambeau Middle School
6th - 8th
K - 5th
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