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Awesome, quaint New England Town with a strong community. This town offers many activities for both families and couples. The center of town is small, but has a beautiful library, several restaurants, a huge park that offers concerts in the summer and non-stop community activities all year long. Overall, a great place to live/visit!
The weather in Simsbury is not bad and it is not great. The summers are hot, ranging from 70s to high 90s in temperature. In autumn, a light jacket is preferred, although some days the weather can be really nice. The winters are cold and we receive a lot of snow, which can be expected being that Simsbury is in the northeast. The snow is a help for some students who dislike school, canceling a total of 7-10 school days and some additional delays. Lastly, the spring is the best season here in my opinion. The temperature is a mixture of tolerable and pleasing and the sights are gorgeous with all the plants growing back. The most important items in my wardrobe are of course a coat, for those mornings when I have to go out and shovel atleast a half foot to two feet of snow. I have some light jackets for fall and beginning of spring weather, and shorts and t-shirts for the late spring and summer weather. Natural Disasters do not usually occur here, however there have been some incidents. For example, Simsbury experienced two really bad snow storms in consecutive years around the exact same time! Most schools were cancelled for a week. Simsbury used its school as a shelter because power was out for almost everyone. Both years the storm happened at the end of October and Halloween was cancelled and put off for a later date. It was a disaster. But for the most part, the weather is okay with the occasional overflow of snow.
Simsbury is a great town. There are many youth activities including sports,arts, and scouts. Town citizens care about the aesthetics of the town and there are decent zoning regulation to keep from over building. The town has a very active public open space policy which has saved several farms from development. The town has a nice small town feel with restaurants and shops and has keep most of the chain stores out.