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SOUTHBURY: Known For Its Rural Characteristics And Natural Beauty


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Southbury is a delightful town well-suited to family living and comprised of rural country areas, friendly suburban neighborhoods and intriguing historic districts.  
Southbury features several distinct villages of historic note which add to the New England character of the town. Historic North Main Street, once a Pomperaug Indian trail, showcases the fine architecture of the town's first homes. The Bullet Hill School is also on North Main Street. It is one of the oldest school buildings in the country, operating from 1689 to 1942 and used today as a unique classroom where students experience a typical nineteenth century school day. Russian Village was designed by the son of Leo Tolstoy and settled by immigrants fleeing the Russian Revolution.  
A lively community spirit is evident in the civic and cultural organizations of town. Heritage Village, a thriving adult community. A Youth Commission, Council on Aging and other clubs see to the needs of all residents. A Cultural Arts Committee offers exciting musical and dramatic performances throughout the year, and an Arts Festival each May.   
The wide open spaces of Southbury lend themselves to leisure and sporting pleasure. The Athletic Association maintains excellent facilities, and Lake Zoar features water sports and equestrian fun.
Note: Updated March 2015

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