Southbury comprises of breathtaking rural country areas, suburban neighborhoods, and historic districts.
Southbury is located in western New Haven County, north of Oxford and Newtown and east of Brookfield. It is located a short distance from major business and commercial centers and is within 100 miles of New York City and 150 miles of Boston. Southbury is the only town in the country with the name 'Southbury', which may be why the town seal reads "Unica Unaque" meaning "The One and Only". Reminding visitors and residents of Southbury's prosperous past are historic villages, museums, homes and memorials, also including its important place as an encampment site for heroes from the Revolutionary War, as well as a shady summer getaway for noteworthy literary figures. Heritage Village is one of the first largest and significantly successful age-restricted condominium communities in the Northeast. Southbury features several unique and amenity-filled housing preferences for older adults, along with a thriving senior center. Camping, hiking and fishing are offered at Kettletown State Park. Lake Zoar includes a boat launch and beach on the shore and serves town locals and several visitors from nearby communities. Southbury has numerous town parks and land trust properties along winding rivers, as well as the Bent of the River Audubon, which is a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.