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a rich heritage...
a diverse population...
a progresive business environment...

Shelton, Connecticut, is a community deeply rooted in the past, but with its eyes focused clearly on the future. Country settings, urban sophistication and the scenic splendor of New England combine to form a rich pattern of life.

Settled around 1700, Shelton was originally incorporated in 1789 as the Town of Huntington and as the City of Shelton in 1919. Comprising 31.4 square miles at the northeast edge of Fairfield County, our population now stands at 38,000 residents and we continue to be one of the fastest growing communities in Connecticut.

From our earliest days as an industrial center in the historic Housatonic River Valley, Shelton is now known for its community pride and dedication to innovative development. Today, the perfect blend of a pleasant residential community and a fertile business environment exists within our boundaries. We have one of the state's lowest and predictable tax rates, and one of its lowest unemployment rates.

With forward looking leadership, available and affordable housing, and true community spirit, we're more than just a city of business. Shelton is a special place, committed to maintaining a caring community of hardworking, innovative people who share the same dedication and values.

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