Home to a population of approximately 35,000, Trumbull was originally part of Stratford when it was settled in 1639. Today, it is a destination in its own right, striking a fine balance between New England charm and rapid commercial development.
The city is rich in green, open spaces – its parks, trails, playgrounds, and picnic areas offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Residents also have access to quality education,with public schools administered by the well-regarded Trumbull Public Schools System. Trumbull is also near Bridgeport University, Sacred Heard University, and Fairfield University.
The town has seen significant corporate development in recent years and is now home to major corporations such as Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes, and Oxford Health Plans.
Real Estate and Property Types
Trumbull’s housing stock is comprised primarily of single-family homes and condos. The majority of residences have three to four bedrooms and the larger homes can have up to five bedrooms, along with features like granite counters, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, and stainless steel appliances.
Like its neighboring communities in Fairfield County, architectural styles skew towards the traditional in Trumbull. There are plenty of saltboxes and colonials as well as a wealth of mid-century ranches.
Notable neighborhoods include:
- Rock Raymond
- Long Hill
- Daniel’s Farm
- Trumbull Center
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Living in Trumbull
Recent developments notwithstanding, Trumbull has remained a primarily residential community. Living here gives you access to:
- Pequonnock River Valley State Park – Centered on the Pequonnock River and its surrounding valley, this over 380-acre state park in the heart of Trumbull was once the site ofindustrial activity in the 1800s.
Today, this is where you’ll find the Pequonnock River Trail, a greenway that consists of 16 miles of linear, multi-use trails that wind from Bridgeport through Trumbull, all the way to Monroe. The greenway is situated along the path of the old Housatonic Railroad Line.
Some of the historic landmarks that can be found along the trail include the Thomas Hawley House, Old Mine Park Archeological Site, Kaatz Icehouse, and more.
- Old Mine Park Archeological Site –Thesite was atungsten mine before the American Tungsten Mining and Milling Company closed operations in 1902. It is widely considered to be the first tungsten mine in North America. Located in Long Hill, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. It has since been incorporated as a municipal park.
- Tashua Knolls – Trumbull’s municipal par 72 golf course is a very playable and challenging 18 holesthat measures 6,540 yards from the championship tees. The country club is also a popular wedding and events venue.
- Westfield Trumbull – This shopping mall features major retailers like Aldo, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, and Famous Footwear. It also features service providers as well as a mix of casual dining restaurants.
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