SIMSBURY, CT — Voted ‘Top 10 Best Places to Live in America’ by Money Magazine.
What’s In Simsbury
Situated midway between Boston and New York, Simsbury is just 30 minutes to Hartford and under 20 minutes to Bradley International Airport. Simsbury is nestled in the beautiful Farmington River Valley ,10 miles northwest of Hartford, Connecticut and is an ideal place to live, retire or raise a family.
It is no surprise Simsbury is a recognized as a desirable community with historic homes, working farms and excellent recreation opportunities. Simsbury residents take pride in their thoughtful approach to urban planning and promoting excellent opportunities to stay active by outdoor or town wide activities. This is why the Town was ranked by Niche as the #1 town to live in 2018 for the State of Connecticut and Money magazine in 2015 as one of the 10 best places to live in America. Historic homes sprinkled throughout this community is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The town was also recognized as the first bike friendly town in Connecticut and awarded the prestigious Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Cyclists.
Simsbury is recognized for their excellent public education system showcasing Simsbury High School being ranked #6 in the State by US News and World Reports and Niche in 2019. The town also offers several highly ranked private high schools in the State.
Simsbury has numerous recreational opportunities for all ages including miles of trails for biking, cross country skiing, walking, jogging and hiking, 4 active State Parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, an outdoor hockey rink, and a world class indoor skating facility home to world class skaters and Olympic champions. The Farmington River, which flows through the town is known for excellent trout fishing and kayaking/canoe adventures.
There is always something offered to you on the weekend in Simsbury. Arts and Craft shows, Flea Market & Food Truck Festival, many 5K events, the Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge, the annual SeptemberFest, plus others. We have award-winning restaurants, and we’re home to several award-winning chefs!
Come see for yourself and why living in Simsbury is a good thing!