Town of Seymour Statistics
Routes running through Seymour:
Interstates/Highways close proximity:
The Valley Transit District provides regional transportation services to the elderly, disabled
and general public. CT Transit provides public transit with convenient bus routes and stops for employees working in town.
Conrail – freight
Metro-North and Amtrak - passenger service
Airports – Passenger, Business & Commercial
Sikorsky Memorial 12
Tweed/New Haven 20
Westchester/White Plains 47
TR Green 110
The local work force affords a wide range of talent from educated professionals to well-trained trade workers highly skilled in precision production and machine operations.
Town 9,396 542
County 448,049 28,116
State 1,876,144 106,911
Electric – Connecticut Light and Power
Gas – Yankee Gas
Water – Aquarion Water Company
Cable/ISP – Comcast
Telephone/ISP – AT&T
Board of Selectmen with Town Meeting form of government.
Board of Selectmen - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m.
Conservation Commission - 1st Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Economic Development Commission - 1st Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Inland Wetlands Commission - 4th Monday 7:30 p.m.
Planning & Zoning Commission - 2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals - 1st Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Median Age: 40
Median Income: was averaging $65,000, but of late an influx of income is coming in at $125,000-$250,000 from persons relocating from New York, New Jersey, Fairfield County Connecticut and other states.
Ranked as one of Connecticut’s safest municipalities.
Police Department: 40 full time police officers, SWAT
and K-9 Teams.
Fire Department: 2 stations, 125 dedicated volunteers.
Ambulance Service: 2 full time employees and 55
well-trained volunteers. Dive rescue.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce serves the
towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and surrounding areas. It has over 600 members. A great deal of information is available on their website – www.greatervalleychamber.com.
Nearby are national accommodation chains such as the Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Homestead Studio Suites and others along with other local B&B establishments.
The Seymour public school system boasts an 87% average of students proceeding onto higher education or the military. It is comprised of a high school, a middle school, and several elementary schools with nearly $100 million invested into the school system over the past 15 years. Additionally there are parochial, technical and adult education schools in the area. Connecticut hosts 34 universities and colleges including; Yale University (20 minutes away), UCONN, Post University, Wesleyan University, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University and other leading educational institutions.
The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center (nearby Waterbury)
Griffin Hospital (Derby)
Griffin Cancer Center (Derby)
St. Raphael’s Hospital (New Haven)
Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven)
St. Vincent’s Hospital (Bridgeport)
Bridgeport Hospital (Bridgeport)
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (New Haven)
90-bed Shady Knoll convalescent hospital
Numerous medical and dental practices.
Ranges from condominiums, apartments, 55+ and over communities, assisted living facilities, single family homes to high-end custom built homes.
Movie Theatres: A 12-screen movie theatre offers stadium styles seating stereo surround sound and a café-style concession stand. The historic Strand Theatre in downtown Seymour is from the Art Deco era showing films from all eras, live performances, refreshments and is available for rent for special events.
Fall Festivals: The Pumpkin Festival can bring in nearly 30,000 residents, tourists, spectators, and consumers to enjoy the many festivities, cultural foods and buying of goods through an annual tradition that continues to grow each year.
Outdoor musical concerts, seasonal parades and downtown block dances provide seasonal entertainment.
Some large chains mixed with small and boutique type retail stores as well as an antique district. Seymour welcomes all national retail chains to consider us for new locales.
25+ parks comprised of 7 major parks some with hiking trails, wildlife preserves, some with lighted ball fields that entertain many sports (football, soccer, baseball), tennis courts, rivers, boating, teen and senior centers and nearby golf courses.
Over 35 restaurants from fast food to an elegant
For plastics, cardboard, newspaper, metal cans, glass, scrap metal, waste oil, batteries, chemicals, bulky waste, tires, e-waste (for computer equipment) and junk mail.
Offers the entire standard books and services
but also hosts a variety of workshops and activities for all ages.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Church of Christ
CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS &
There are numerous groups for all ages and interests such as: political, Scouts, Rotary, Lions, softball, baseball, soccer, football, special event and a very active Historical Society.
The information contained on this page is as of March 2011.
The accuracy is to the best of our knowledge and is subject to change from the time of publication.
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