South Windsor is located in Hartford County with close access to highways and the Connecticut River.

Originally a tobacco farming village in the 17th century, South Windsor now boasts an outdoor shopping village and many offices and retail in its business districts.

Many activities are promoted by the recreation department for every age, which includes the annual fishing derby, summer concert series, family film series, and before and after school programs. The recreation department also maintains parks, picnic areas, tennis courts and playgrounds, and sponsors team sports leagues. Trails for hiking wind through the Major Michael Donnelly Land Preserve.