Living in Plainville, CT

PlainvillePlainville has a population nearing 18,000 and was incorporated as a town in 1869. Living in Plainville offers the residents of the town enjoy the seclusion and privacy afforded by the town’s location and the Samuel’s Crossing community fits in perfectly with the culture of this Connecticut town. Ideal for active adults and families, Plainville has a sizable business base and easy access to major roadways but the size of the town allows for exclusive and private communities that give residents the peace and quiet they want when at home. At Samuel’s Crossing you’ll enjoy the benefits of new home construction when By Carrier plans and builds your custom home. With open floor plans, professionally landscaped sidewalks and low maintenance exterior vinyl siding the custom homes at Samuel’s Crossing feature both comfort and convenience to reward you with the life you want in Plainville.


The Town of Plainville covers an area of 9.6 square miles and is located in Hartford County, midway between New Britain and Bristol, and 14 miles southwest of Hartford. Bristol borders it on the west on the north by Farmington, on the east by New Britain and on the south by Southington.

Business & Shopping

The Town’s business base is diverse. Major industries include electrical products, spring manufacturing, tool making, metal stamping, heavy construction and stone quarries. The level of growth in Plainville is holding firm in the area of commercial and light industrial building.

Schools and Education

Plainville has three Elementary schools, one Middle school and one High school. The Board of Education is committed to improving school facilities and is in the process of upgrading the infrastructure of its schools to accommodate all students. Linden Street Elementary School, the High School and Toffolon Elementary School have all undergone extensive renovations and expansions that have made each school more accessible and a better environment for learning. The Plainville community is very involved in public education and for couples looking to raise a family this town is worth taking a look at. Known for it’s creative approach to applying education so today’s kids can excel in the future, the Plainville public school system is held in high regard.

Senior Activities

Plainville’s Senior Center is one of the finest centers around, offering programs from computer learning to exercising, serving lunches as well as delivering Meals on Wheels. We also have a transportation program that is coordinated through the Senior Center. Through our Housing Authority 90 units are managed for senior citizens.

Parks and Recreation

hot air balloonTrumbull Park boasts a Little League Field, All-Purpose Field and Baseball Field. At Norton Park the Girls’ Softball Diamond has been refurbished and a new soccer field was recently constructed. Norton Park is also the location of the Elizabeth A. Berner Pool, which is open mid-June to the end of August for residents and their guests to enjoy. This family aquatic center offers two water slides, a raindrop fountain and a zero-depth entry tot pool. Paderewski Park is the home of the Conservation Commission’s annual fishing derby. Tomasso Nature Park offers approximately four acres of wetlands, observation areas, knolls, trails and bridges. It is home to nearly 600 painted turtles and other wildlife.

Useful Links

Town of Plainville
Plainville Schools

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