Seymour is one of the All-American communities in Connecticut and is one of the towns known as "The Valley". It became a town back in 1850 and was named after Governor Thomas H. Seymour. This New Haven County town is about 15 square miles in size and borders Ansonia, Derby, Bethany, Woodbridge, Beacon Falls and Oxford.
Living in Seymour, there is plenty to do. Along the five miles of the Housatonic River and the Naugatuck River, there are plenty of water activities including fishing, kayaking, boating and more. Enjoy one or all of the seven parks that offer activities such as hiking, fields for baseball, softball & soccer, tennis, playgrounds and even a skate park for those who like to skateboard. The charming downtown area is abundant with small shops & eateries that can be enjoyed while strolling along the brick sidewalks.
The Seymour Public School system is made up of two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school whose mission is to "educate and inspire all students, to enrich their experiences, and to prepare them to meet the challenges of an ever changing world". Chatfield-LoPresti Elementary school was open in 2012 after a $32 million renovation of the old Chatfield School.
Seymour is ideally located since it is directly off of Route 8 which connects the valley towns to Fairfield County and the shoreline which is perfect for commuters. The Seymour railroad station on the Waterbury line of Metro-North Commuter Railroad makes getting to New York City a breeze.
The average prices of homes sold in Seymour is around $200,000-$250,000 which makes it a more affordable housing market than it's neighboring towns. Many young first-time home buyer's choose Seymour for it's affordability, location, school system and community.