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About the Lifestyle in Town

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Danbury, Connecticut, also known as “Hat City” is a lovely town in northern Fairfield County. Being the seventh largest city in Connecticut, Danbury draws attention to the powerful mix of cultures and socio-economic levels that give the town its diversity. In its early days, Danbury was an agricultural community, but as time went by it became more and more industrialized. Even today there are lots of small companies and corporate headquarters such as Praxair and Ethan Allen Industries, located here.

In the past, Danbury was known as “Bean Town” because it dealt mostly with growing beans and vegetables that were later sold in Norwalk. During the American Revolution, Danbury was an important military supply warehouse for the Continental Army, but was ultimately burned and destroyed by the British. A few years later, the first hat factory opened in Danbury, with only three employees. From this moment, the town of Danbury went on an ascending path, hat making became one of the major industries in town, and more than 30% of all hats in the United States were made here. Although after World War II people started wearing fewer hats, the town of Danbury will always remain “Hat City”. In 1852, the railroad came to town, allowing it to grow and expand in areas where there was little to no population.

Today, Danbury is considered one of the safest cities to live in, and it offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a superior and modern lifestyle. The variety of parks, lakes, and golf courses make it perfect for recreation, while the many museums and cultural centers give the town’s residents plenty of opportunities for artistic and cultural growth and entertainment. Candlewood Lake is the biggest manmade lake in New England, and a very popular tourist attraction. In addition to this, Danbury Symphony, the Danbury Museum, the Danbury Historical Society, and Danbury Fair, now Danbury Mall, are all proof that this town has something to offer for everyone. The educational system in Danbury is truly outstanding, with a great mix of private and public institutions.

Danbury offers many residential options, from sophisticated homes to elegant condos, with spectacular views over the beautiful antique houses located in the northern parts of the city. It is a fun place to live, to work, and experience a relaxed, and comfortable lifestyle, having all the modern resources you need at hand.

Danbury Demographic Details:

  • Aera: 42 sq mi
  • Population: 79,517
  • Households: 28,183
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Areas and Neighborhoods

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Danbury CT Kenosia

In this charming neighborhood is Kenosia Lake and Kenosia Park, where you can spend the afternoon boating or enjoying a nice lunch outside.

  • 19Homes
  • $473KAvg Price
  • 2,209Avg SqFt
  • 1995Avg Year
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Danbury CT Aunt Hack

This neighborhood was named after "Aunt Hack," a woman who worked on a family farm on the hill.

  • 32Homes
  • $464KAvg Price
  • 2,085Avg SqFt
  • 2003Avg Year
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Danbury CT Great Plain

This beautiful neighborhood is located near Candlewood Lake, making it easy to boat, fish, and golf!

  • 45Homes
  • $450KAvg Price
  • 2,030Avg SqFt
  • 1974Avg Year
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Danbury CT King St.

Located in this section of town is the Ridgewood Country Club, featuring a golf course designed by famous course architect Deveraux Emmett.

  • 21Homes
  • $429KAvg Price
  • 2,613Avg SqFt
  • 1972Avg Year
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Danbury CT Stadley Rough

Located along Candlewood Lake, this neighborhood provides beautiful views and a great summer getaway for residents.

  • 28Homes
  • $385KAvg Price
  • 2,001Avg SqFt
  • 1980Avg Year
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Danbury CT Long Ridge

To north of this neighborhood is Tarrywile Park & Mansion, consisting of over 700 acres of fields, rolling hills, ponds, and woodland.

  • 4Homes
  • $363KAvg Price
  • 2,190Avg SqFt
  • 1980Avg Year
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Danbury CT Germantown

This friendly area features homes that were built between the 1970s and 1990s.

  • 11Homes
  • $358KAvg Price
  • 2,211Avg SqFt
  • 1973Avg Year
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Danbury CT Pembroke

This area of town covers Bear Mountain Park and part of Marjerie Lake Reservoir. With both nearby, this neighborhood is a great place for the active person.

  • 32Homes
  • $344KAvg Price
  • 1,620Avg SqFt
  • 1978Avg Year
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Danbury CT Hayestown

Close to the southern end of Candlewood Lake, this neighborhood is the perfect getaway for boating, fishing, and golfing.

  • 34Homes
  • $342KAvg Price
  • 1,597Avg SqFt
  • 1978Avg Year
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Danbury CT City Center

The bustling town center provides plenty of opportunities for residents. In the summer, be sure to catch a concert on the green!

  • 73Homes
  • $333KAvg Price
  • 2,131Avg SqFt
  • 1945Avg Year
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Condominium Complexes

Danbury CT Poet’s Landing

Rated as the best condos in Danbury, these units are located on Candlewood Lake and feature a marina, pool, and playground on site.

  • 5Homes
  • $583KAvg Price
  • 1,710Avg SqFt
  • 2006Avg Year
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Danbury CT Rivington

These townhouse style units offer private, wooded views, as well as a indoor pool, billiards room, and exercise center for residents.

  • 8Homes
  • $542KAvg Price
  • 2,500Avg SqFt
  • 2015Avg Year
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Danbury CT Crystal Bay

Located on Candlewood Lake, these resort style condos offer lake views.

  • 4Homes
  • $509KAvg Price
  • 1,862Avg SqFt
  • 1998Avg Year
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Danbury CT Lake Place West

These contemporary style condominiums offer a pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse on site, as well as full access to Lake Kenosia.

  • 4Homes
  • $350KAvg Price
  • 2,128Avg SqFt
  • 1987Avg Year
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Danbury CT Sterling Woods

These Colonial style townhomes offer a pool, clubhouse, and playground on site, as well as a great location; only 10 minutes to Downtown Danbury!

  • 6Homes
  • $301KAvg Price
  • 1,947Avg SqFt
  • 1995Avg Year
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Danbury CT Arlington Woods

These beautiful attached townhouses feature a pool, clubhouse, playground, and exercise room on site!

  • 1Homes
  • $290KAvg Price
  • 1,350Avg SqFt
  • 2004Avg Year
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Danbury CT Briar Woods

These newly built townhomes guaruntee modern amenities. Located close to Lake Kenosia, kayaking and fishing are right in your backyard.

  • 1Homes
  • $285KAvg Price
  • 1,616Avg SqFt
  • 2005Avg Year
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