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About the Lifestyle in Town

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Norwalk is a beautiful and lively city in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Found 45 miles from New York City, it is part of the greater New York Metropolitan area. The town has plenty of historic houses, which were once occupied by renowned writers and artists, sophisticated and wealthy communities, as well as many houses that face the calming waters of the Long Island Sound, providing incredible views. Norwalk is a town where everyone can find a lovely place to live, at affordable prices.

Norwalk was purchased in 1640, and chartered as a town in 1651. During the Revolutionary War, the town was almost completely destroyed by the British troops, with only six houses left standing. Oyster farming and the New York and New Haven Railroad that started operating through town, contributed to the town’s growth and development in the 19th century. Incorporated as the town it is today in 1913, Norwalk is nowadays one of the most livable cities in the United States.

Norwalk is one of those towns that give out a busy feel, but are extremely beautiful and often offer the peace and tranquility one needs amidst the daily activities. With two sandy beaches and several ponds, a variety of golf courses, tennis courts, and wonderful parks, the town offers residents a wealth of recreational opportunities. Norwalk is known for its Maritime Aquarium, the annual Oyster Festival that always attracts large crowds, but also for the sophisticated shopping and eating district that is known as SoNo- South Norwalk business district.

This small city has strong manufacturing roots; in the 20th century, a major industry in Norwalk was the manufacturing of leather goods and materials for clothing. Many companies move their headquarters in Norwalk, as the city has a great transportation system and affordable work force. Some of the companies that can be found in Norwalk today are: Applera, ABB Inc., Pepperidge Farms, Xerox and more.

Norwalk has a much appreciated educational system and always provides top notch school programs. The town is beautiful, and its location on the Long Island Sound and close to New York City makes it a living choice for many people. The landscape of the city is constantly changing, many old buildings and houses are being torn down and replaced with new structures to fit modern lifestyles. Energetic, vibrant and sophisticated, the town of Norwalk is very welcoming and a wonderful place to live.

Norwalk Demographic Details:

  • Area: 23
  • Population: 84,925
  • Households: 32,616
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Areas and Neighborhoods

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Norwalk CT Wilson Point

Spanning just over 150 acres, Wilson Point has properties ranging from contemporary to large and spacious Tudor styles, with beautiful waterfront views.

  • 2Homes
  • $3.35MAvg Price
  • 8,547Avg SqFt
  • 1959Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Rowayton

This beautiful neighborhood is located along the Long Island Sound, providing plenty of water views and easy access to the beach.

  • 71Homes
  • $1.79MAvg Price
  • 3,599Avg SqFt
  • 1958Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Marvin Beach

This neighborhood has beautiful views as it overlooks the Norwalk Harbor.

  • 5Homes
  • $816KAvg Price
  • 2,223Avg SqFt
  • 1961Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Cranbury

This charming neighborhood has worked hard to preserve the historical and rural quality of this area.

  • 46Homes
  • $762KAvg Price
  • 3,130Avg SqFt
  • 1965Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Harbor Shores

Located along the harbor's coast in South Norwalk, there are plenty of beach views.

  • 3Homes
  • $748KAvg Price
  • 2,654Avg SqFt
  • 1967Avg Year
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Norwalk CT West Norwalk

A mainly residential area, there are many large stores located nearby. Also home to Norwalk Community College.

  • 44Homes
  • $725KAvg Price
  • 3,216Avg SqFt
  • 1960Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Village Creek

Residents of this historic community have access to a private beach, marina, and tennis courts.

  • 1Homes
  • $724KAvg Price
  • 1,981Avg SqFt
  • 1961Avg Year
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Norwalk CT South Norwalk (SoNo)

Known locally as SoNo, this part of town is well known for its restaurants and nightlife. The Maritime Aquarium also provides entertainment for all ages.

  • 25Homes
  • $679KAvg Price
  • 1,683Avg SqFt
  • 1961Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Harbor View

Originally a summer vacation spot, this island neighborhood has a variety of homes.

  • 1Homes
  • $620KAvg Price
  • 1,736Avg SqFt
  • 1922Avg Year
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Norwalk CT East Norwalk

This diverse neighborhood is considered more down to earth than South Norwalk, and is not far from a variety of beaches.

  • 8Homes
  • $593KAvg Price
  • 2,633Avg SqFt
  • 1966Avg Year
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Condominium Complexes

Norwalk CT Harborview

Situated on Long Island Sound, these waterfront units are just a quick walk to Calf Pasture Beach, grocery stores, and restaurants.

  • 1Homes
  • $3.80MAvg Price
  • 2,890Avg SqFt
  • 1939Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Oyster Wharf

These luxury condos feature multiple fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, as well as gorgeous views of the Long Island Sound.

  • 1Homes
  • $2.65MAvg Price
  • 3,204Avg SqFt
  • 2009Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Thomas Place

These historic stone condominiums offer residents gorgeous waterfront views and their own docks.

  • 2Homes
  • $1.46MAvg Price
  • 2,534Avg SqFt
  • 1991Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Getner Farms

Located between SoNo, Darien, and the Long Island Sound, these condos boast beautiful views from the private patio.

  • 1Homes
  • $813KAvg Price
  • 2,820Avg SqFt
  • 1996Avg Year
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Norwalk CT The Maritime

With waterfront views and a variety of restaurants and shops just a quick walk away, this sleek and modern apartment complex is located in the famous SoNo neighborhood.

  • 2Homes
  • $760KAvg Price
  • 1,954Avg SqFt
  • 2007Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Charles Cove

This gated waterfront community offers residents gorgeous views of the Long Island Sound and a short drive to SoNo.

  • 3Homes
  • $713KAvg Price
  • 2,232Avg SqFt
  • 1982Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Cannon Brook

This group of cluster homes boasts fireplaces, all weather deck, and access to Norwalk beaches.

  • 1Homes
  • $599KAvg Price
  • 3,251Avg SqFt
  • 1986Avg Year
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Norwalk CT Orchard Lakes

These spacious homes offer residents balconies, fireplaces, and easy access to Manhattan. Great for commuters!

  • 2Homes
  • $598KAvg Price
  • 3,707Avg SqFt
  • 1987Avg Year
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Norwalk CT The Falls

Located in a historic neighborhood, these contemporary stand alone homes are close to nature, the Silvermine Art Guild, and more!

  • 1Homes
  • $595KAvg Price
  • 3,792Avg SqFt
  • 1984Avg Year
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Norwalk CT 442 Main

These four-story townhouse style condominiums are great for commuters, with I-95 and the Merritt Parkway just a few minutes away.

  • 1Homes
  • $439KAvg Price
  • 2,660Avg SqFt
  • 2005Avg Year
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