Trumbull is a vibrant and charming town in Fairfield County that is bordered by Monroe on the north, Easton on the west, Shelton and Stratford to the east and Bridgeport and Fairfield to the south.
Trumbull was originally a farming community that was part of the town of Stratford. In the late 1700’s, more than 20 petitions were filed with the legislature to allow Trumbull to become its own community. In October, 1797, the town was granted its own boundaries and the name Trumbull.
Modern day Trumbull has a very active community of citizens that combines small-town New England character and charm with extensive retail, commercial and light manufacturing activity.
This is a wonderful town that has earned a reputation for having excellent schools, a safe environment, tons of activities and plenty of open space to enjoy. In fact, Trumbull has the most recreational and open space per capita in the state. There are 20 parks in town, two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor swimming pool, a BMX bike track, tot lots, playgrounds and numerous sports fields.
Residents can hike in various places including the Pequonnock River Trail and Old Mine Park. Old Mine Park is a 1.1-mile loop trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers several activity options and is best used from January until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail. With the vast amount of parkland in Trumbull, there are many kinds of outdoor activities happening year-round.
There is something for everyone from childhood to the adult level. The largest active park in Trumbull is the 331-acre Beach Memorial Park that features a swimming pool, beach pool, sprinkler park, tot lot, an ice skating pond, hiking trails and camping sites.
Trumbull also has a fantastic location that allows easy access to Routes 8, 15 (the historic Merritt Parkway), 25, 108 and I-95. Having the ability to get to NYC (approximately 68 miles from Trumbull), Hartford (approximately 55 miles), New Haven and Bridgeport opens so many possibilities for career, nightlife, museums and recreation.
The old-world charm at places like Plasko’s Farm and a municipal apple orchard inside Abraham Nichols Park cannot be beat. Residents can freely pick fruit and meander about the 13.8-acre estate that the town bought at the turn of the 1970’s. It’s not every day that you come across a town so family friendly and able to maintain a small-town feeling despite it being a relatively large town.
Money Magazine, Relocate America and Connecticut Magazine have all recognized Trumbull as one of the best towns in America. It’s easy to see why when you’re standing in a tree lined meadow, strolling along the Long Island Sound or enjoying an afternoon sledding down one of the many big hills in town.
Talk to any of the locals and you will hear time and time again, just how incredible and highly ranking the public-school system in town is. Trumbull currently has six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one regional agri-science high school available to its residents. Trumbull averages 14 students per classroom and consistently scores higher than the national average in reading and math. The public-school system also spends more per student, per year than the nation average.
Spending some time in Trumbull, it’s certainly apparent that it’s got something that appeals to just about everyone! You will find no shortage of social and cultural activities, annual arts festivals and free weekly outdoor summer concerts, nature and arts centers, the Trumbull Modern Library, the list goes on and on. If an active, close-knit community is what you’re after, you don’t have to look beyond this wonderful town!
Last Updated on September 14, 2017 by Minna Reid