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The Flats is a neighborhood located in the southeastern end of Woodbridge, Connecticut, in the West River valley Amity area that runs between the hilly western part of town and the rock formation known as West Rock. It also borders the city of New Haven, and specifically the neighborhood of Westville. The valley of Amity is an area located partly in the town of Woodbridge, Connecticut and partly in the city of New Haven. It is bounded on the northeast by the West Rock ridge, on the south by the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, and on the northwest by an incline in elevation above which lies the highlands of Woodbridge, Connecticut. This region was called “Shushuck” by Native Americans.

The Amity Flats is Woodbridge's main commercial section, with mixed-use residential, recreational and retail zoning. CT Route 63 and CT Route 69 are the primary roads in this neighborhood, which form major north–south arterials between New Haven and northern towns like Bethany and the Naugatuck River Valley region beyond. CT Route 15/The Wilbur Cross Parkway runs east–west through The Flats to intersect with CT-63 and CT-69. The planned over 55 community of Woodbridge Village will be located on Bradley Road which runs between Amity Road and Litchfield Turnpike. Construction of 245 Amity Road Plaza was a first step in the redevelopment of the area. The area is also known as The West River Valley and the Village of Woodbridge.

In the 1950–60 era, there were two restaurants located in the flats area. They were on either side of The Merritt Pkwy on Whalley Ave. One was the Three Judges (named after the three judges who hid from the English in a stone cave on West Rock). The other was D'Andrea's.

Early history of the region.

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