Trumbull Community Info

Trumbull Community Info


The Town of Trumbull, population 36,000 and covering 23.5 square miles, is the home of the 1989 Little League World Champions.  This incredible group of young men won the title by beating Kaohsiung, Taiwan in the 43rd Little League World Series in Williamsburg, PA. Trumbull received several other honors.  In 2001, the Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band was chosen to march in the inaugural parade for President George W. Bush. In 2009, they were again chosen for the inaugral parade for President Barack H. Obama. In 2009, CNNMoney.com rated Trumbull as the 77th best small town to live in the U.S. Also in 2009, Relocate-America named Trumbull as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live.”  

Trumbull is located in Fairfield County and bordered by Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Shelton, and Stratford. The Town is only five miles inland from the Long Island Sound and in the hilly country of the Pequonnock River watershed. It is approximately 60 miles from both New York City and Hartford. The Merritt Parkway and Routes 8 and 25 traverse Trumbull and I-95 is nearby. Nearby Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfield all provide hourly train service to and from Manhattan and New Haven, (with more frequent service during the morning and evening rush hours.) A Town landmark, Tashua Hill, one of four geodetic stations in the nation used to determine the earth’s shape, and spotted easily when boating on the Sound.

Trumbull residents place a high priority on preserving the land and the environment. The natural landscape is a considerable part of Trumbull’s quality of life. Over 1,600 acres of the Town are set aside as recreational and open space, the largest amount of open space per capita for any town in Connecticut. 

Outdoor recreational opportunities at municipal areas include the 18–hole Tashua Knolls public golf course and the 9-hole, par-3, executive, Tashua Glen public golf course. Trumbull has more than 20 tennis courts (many lit for night play), four natural swimming areas (two are private), one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, two sprinkler parks, a BMX bike track, hiking and bicycle trails, picnic sites, ice-skating ponds, tot lots, a dog park, and numerous baseball, lacrosse and soccer fields used by youth and adult recreational leagues. The Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, the Teen Center, and the Trumbull Senior Center are other rich and valued resources in Town. The Westfield Trumbull Shopping Mall, anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, JCPenney, and Target, is one of the Town’s destination points.  

One of Trumbull’s great treasures is the 105-acre Indian Ledge Park with its beautiful amphitheater. Summer concerts that draw thousands of residents and visitors are a featured attraction at the Park. Past groups have included Chicago, Styx, The Beach Boys, Hall & Oats and KC & the Sunshine Band. The Town Hall gazebo is host to concerts most Tuesday nights during the summer.

Single-family homes make up 93% of local housing, with properties ranging from quarter-acre to full acre or larger lots. There are attractive Condominium units in central locations and Stern Village, the Town's senior housing development, offers sought-after housing alternatives. Several homes, especially in the Nichols Farms Historic District (where the Trumbull Historic Society is also located), are on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Trumbull public schools consist of six elementary schools, two middle schools and a high school. The Town also offers two unique regional high schools: the Agriscience & Biotechnology Center High School (with special programs affiliated with Yale University) and the regional Center for the Arts High School. In addition, the Town hosts two private elementary schools, one private high school (St. Joseph High School,) and a private school for K to 12th grade, (Christian Heritage School.) Trumbull has many houses of worship covering numerous denominations.
 
Don’t miss this Trumbull treasure, “Trumbull Loves Children (TLC),” a before-and-after school care program, as well as a summer camp for children to learn while playing. Established in 1984, TLC centers are located at each of Trumbull’s six elementary schools and at its Fun Zone Center. TLC is an exceptional childcare alternative for working parents.