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THE GREATER SOUTHINGTON
Chamber of Commerce
Celebrating Years of Service 1938-
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Welcome to Southington, CT
The Town of Southington is located in Hartford County, seven miles Northwest of Meriden and nine miles East of Waterbury. It is bordered on the West by the town of Wolcott, on the North by the towns of Bristol and Plainville, on the East by the towns of New Britain, Berlin and Meriden, and on the South by the town of Cheshire.
Southington has an area of 36.8 square miles (ranks 40th out of 169 Connecticut towns) and its altitude varies between 140 and 900 feet above sea level. The average annual temperature is 48 degrees and its total annual rainfall is approximately 44.08 inches. The population of Southington is 41,000 as of 2003.
The topography of Southington consists of gently rolling hills with numerous level areas in the central section. Precipitous ridges extending N-S are prominent along the Eastern border. A highland with elevations up to 900 feet extends the entire length of the Western border and is a pronounced topographic feature. The Quinnipiac River and its tributaries are the principal drainage features of the Town.
A message from Mike Riccio, Town Council Chairman
Welcome to Southington, the Greatest Place on Earth! If you have found your way to the Southington Chamber of Commerce website, you will soon understand why so many people love to call this town their home. We have a tremendous cultural diversity dating back to our early Native American and English settlers, to our Immigrant, European, factory workers and farmers and presently to our international workforce at ESPN.
Please take some time through this website to explore our many, fantastic local shops, restaurants, professionals and our local industry. You will find that the we take tremendous pride in our public/private partnership in promoting business here in Southington with the Chamber and our Local Government. We are open for business 7 days a week when it comes to our customers and friends.
If you are thinking of bringing your business to Southington, stop by for a day, with your family and visit our local Ski Area in the winter or Lake Compounce in the summer. Take a ride by ESPN's World Headquarters and enjoy the vistas of our beautiful mountain ranges and many local farms. We have several new hotels in town if you are thinking of staying overnight and a plethora of restaurants from our national chains on the main thruways to our local sidewalk dining in our boutique restaurants in Downtown Southington and Plantsville.
Our Award Winning School System is 2nd to none and we pride ourselves in our fantastic sports programs from pre-school on up. If you are looking for a place to start or grow a business and raise a family, look no further, you are home! If you need a personal tour of all the wonderful things we have here in town, please don't hesitate to call me, I would love to show you around.
Welcome to Town,
Chairman, Southington CT. Town Council