Trumbull CT 06611
Trumbull, Connecticut is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut and with 37,134 residents has been able to find a balance between small New England Town and light manufacturing and industry. Today, major businesses such as Unilever, Oxford Health Plans, NASDAQ and Cadbury Schweppes share the lovely countryside with antique and brand new homes as well as 1,600 acres of open space and recreational facilities. Bordered by Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield and Easton, Trumbull is home to large shopping malls and big-box stores as well as small grocery stores and farm stands in the summer. The population density is 1, 593.7 per square mile, the median family income is $ 115, 686, the median home or condominium value is $ 449, 818 and 43.4% of residents hold at least a Bachelors Degree. Money Magazine ranked Trumbull in its 100 Top Cities in which to live and in 2010, RelocateAmerica.com placed it in its Top 100 Places to live in the United States.
Trumbull is a diverse small city with 22 houses of worship and a balanced economic and cultural mix of residents. Settled in 1639 and incorporated in 1797, the first businesses were a grist mill, a saw mill and a dam on the Pequonnock River. In 1837 tungsten was discovered in a mine in town and in1826 a paper mill was built which manufactured high grade paper. During the early 19th century coaches were built and sold to the Southern States which caused the company to go out of business during the Civil War. All these were in addition to the farming of vegetables and the raising of pigs, cattle and chickens which were sold into Bridgeport and towns along Long Island Sound. The population grew slowly with 1,291 in 1800, 1,309 in 1850 and only 1,587 in 1900. It was not until after World War I when Bridgeport became a major provider of munitions that Trumbull grew as workers in Bridgeport and then returning veterans needed homes. By 1930 less than ½ half of the land was still farmed. Trumbull is linked in all directions by highways. Route 8 is the major North/South road where once there was a railroad to Waterbury, Connecticut. Route 8 connects to the Freeway, Route 95 to the South and to Waterbury and Massachusetts to the North. Route 25 takes you to Danbury to the North and Bridgeport to the South. Trumbull is crossed by the Merritt Parkway which provides access to Hartford, the state capital to the East and to Stamford and New York City to the West
Trumbull is a vibrant, busy town with loads of activities and a love of sports and recreation. In 1989, the Trumbull Little League Team won the Little League World Series, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The High School Teams in football, girl’s gymnastics, and soccer have recently won conference championships. Tashua Recreational Facility, open to residents, has 268 acres of open land, playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, hiking trails and 27 holes of golf. There are three pools in town and at Indian Ledge Park, name acts such as The Beach Boys and Chicago play during the long summer evenings.
Education is important and the town has spent a large part of its revenues on the facilities in recent years. There are almost 7,000 students attending the nine public schools; Trumbull High School, two middle schools, six elementary schools and several private schools supply alternative education. Close to Trumbull is Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University and Bridgeport University and Yale University is in New Haven. Trumbull is a great place to raise a family, hit a golf ball or shop until you drop.