Southington, CT is located in between Hartford and Waterbury. It is perhaps most famous throughout the nation for its apple orchards. The town is fairly large, with a population of 40,000 people. Not surprisingly, the town’s most successful crop is that of the apple and even year there is an Apple Harvest Festival held that brings together the town and other surrounding communities. This tradition has continued since the late 1960s.
Where Is Southington?
Southington, Connecticut is located in Hartford County and is about 20 miles northeast of New York City. In fact, it’s just a short drive to New York, Boston and Providence. This small town has the ideal location. Southington encompasses the neighborhoods of Marion, Milldale and Plantsville. Geographically, the town is inside a valley of two mountains. Water activities are popular here, since the Quinnipiac River flows through the land. Other top attractions in the area include the Mount Southington Ski Area and ESPN.
The population of this town is diverse, though the community is a strong one. The largest ancestries in the town are Italian-Americans, with 28.9%, followed by Irish, 19.4%, and Polish, 16.1%. The median income for households in the area was $76,554, making this a wealthy town. Most Southington jobs will center on the fields of construction, metal, finance and health care. There is a large number of water features in this area, including Patton Brook, Eightmile River, Humiston Brook, Dayton Brook, Misery Brook, Cussgutter Brook, Roaring Brook, Tenmile River and the North Branch Hamlin Brook. There are also eight ponds in town.
The Community of Southington has come a long way since its official incorporation as a town in 1779. No wonder its nickname is “the city of progress.” Southington has certainly made progress with its educational system. It has 8 grade schools, 2 middle schools and a high school. It also has an alternative school for children and 2 parochial schools. The caliber of Southington teachers is second to none; the schools consistently outperform other schools in the state and remain in the top 16% of all nationwide schools. About 90% of high school graduates go on to college. There are also 3 college campuses on-site like the Branford Hall Career Institute, the Briarwood College and the New England Baptist College.
If you are visiting or relocating to Southington, then there are plenty of establishments to accommodate you. Some of the most popular Southington hotels include the Days Inn on Meriden Waterbury, the Howard Johnson Southington on Queen Street and the Residence Inn Southington on West Street. Economy-class hotels in town include Motel 6 on Queen Street and Southington Motor Lodge on Jude Lane. Some of the highest rated Southington restaurants include the Bonterra Italian Bistro, Anthony Jack's Woodfire Grille, Outback Steakhouse and the Cava Restaurant. There are 191 restaurants and eateries throughout Southington.
Come see this “city of progress.” Enjoy the land and water features, learn a few things about history and stay for the very classy accommodations.