Welcome to Southington
Southington is situated about 20 miles southwest of Hartford, 80 miles northeast of New York City, 105 miles southwest of Boston and 77 miles west of Providence. It includes the areas of Plantsville, Marion and Milldale, each of which has its own post office and distinct architecture. The town rests in a valley of two mountains on its east and west sides. The Quinnipiac, Eight Mile and Ten Mile Rivers also flow through the town. The town is located along exits 28 through 32 of Interstate 84, exit 4 off Interstate 691, and is bisected by Connecticut Route 10.
Southington is a growing community and is a wonderful place for raising a family with its excellent school system including a high school, two middle schools, and eight elementary schools.
Southington has the nickname of "The Apple Valley" due to the many orchards that still dot its landscape and giving name to our nationally known “Southington Apple Harvest Festival.” Southington is home to the Mount Southington Ski area and Lake Compounce Amusement Park which draws thousands of visitors each year. We also have recreation for all ages including parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, and public golf courses. Visit our quaint downtown areas of Southington and Plantsville that offer restaurants and shops. Both are along the Southington Linear Trail which is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
Southington takes pride in being a welcoming community to all. It is a great place to live, work, play, and prosper.