Beyond Remodeling Your Kitchen – Exploring The Artistic Realms of Southbury
Southbury is a town situated in the west of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. Southbury is in the north of Oxford and Newtown, and east of Brookfield. Its total population was 19,904 as per the 2010 census.
In the 1920s, Russians were living in the town. Count Ilya Tolstoy (son of the author Leo Tolstoy) and George Grebenstchikoff were the ones who established an artist colony at the end of Main Street, which was known as Russian Village. At the peak of their regime, when there were many Russians living in the town, Churaevka established a printing press which was used by Russian and Ukrainian scholars and novelists. Churaevka is registered on the National Register of Historic Places of the town. Visitors that visited the colony often included people like the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Because of this history, Southbury, like Seymour is rich in arts, culture and history.
As per the US Census Bureau report, Southbury comprises a total area of 40.1 square miles (103.8 km2), of which 39.0 square miles (101.0 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 2.69%, is water.
Southbury town provides a variety of retirement facilities, including Heritage Village, which is surrounded by New England’s largest retirement communities. Heritage Village is built on 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) and consists of approximately 2,580 homes with 4,000 people, which is 14 times less than the population of Wallingford. It is billed as being an “active retirement” community, offering many activities. The town has a policy of retirement which is applicable to people above 55 years of age. About 30% of the population of the town is 60 years old and above, as per the reports of 2013. By keeping this in mind, the administration has made a plan to increase the services for the aging population.
The houses in the town are quite old carrying with them the historical touch of when the Russians resided in the town. Since that structure is outdated, people in this town are often seen getting renovations done but their major concern is related to finances. While Kitchen Infinity does not promise house renovations, we do offer remodeling and renovation services for the kitchens. And that too with extremely professional services and affordable price.
With other facilities, education is also top-notch. Southbury is part of the Pomperaug Regional School District, region 15, a school system that includes the towns of both Southbury and Middlebury. The system of education comprises four elementary, two middle and one high school. The schools located in Southbury include:
• Gain field Elementary School
• Pomperaug Elementary School
• Rochambeau Middle School
• Pomperaug High School
Speaking of education, The Southbury Public Library is considered as a department of the town, having its own 9-member Board of Directors. The town officially opened its new library (its 3rd, though no two have ever been in use lately) situated at 100 Poverty Road on May 1, 2006. This project cost $6 million and was the first public building that was built in Southbury in over 30 years. It consists of around 90,000 books. It has the latest technology such as; computers, audiobooks, DVDs, recording rooms for recording books.
Only a little area of Southbury is covered by water or underground water system, with the majority of people having access to wells and septic only. There is a shortage of water in the town and is the biggest concern for the people as well as the administration. The water is provided in the town by a company named Aquarion. The gas company is Yankee Gas Company. The cable (TV, internet, and phone) is provided by Charter Communications. The electricity is provided by Eversource Energy. The phone facility is provided by POTS & DSL, which is a Frontier Communications.