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Tall Ship visiting Norwalk Harbor
About the
City of Norwalk

Norwalk is the sixth largest city in the state of Connecticut with a population of approximately 80,000. It is located in southwestern Connecticut, on Long Island Sound, just a one hour drive from New York City. A host of agencies and organizations are devoted to a quality life for all Norwalk residents and visitors. Major employers, diversified housing and excellent educational opportunities attract people from all over the United States to live and work in Norwalk and the surrounding communities. The presence of many major employers based in Norwalk generates job opportunities and enhances economic security for all the communities in the Greater Norwalk area.

Norwalk offers numerous shopping, dining and recreational opportunities in East Norwalk, historic South Norwalk (SoNo), Rowayton, Silvermine, Cranbury, Norwalk Center, and major centers on U.S. Route 1 and Route 7; a variety of factory outlet stores are located throughout the area. Over the past ten years the community has undergone a revitalization that incorporates historical preservation and beautification, the creation of major office complexes, the improvement of Norwalk's extensive waterfront area, as well as the development of new retail, cultural and recreational offerings. A partial listing of major attractions and events in Norwalk follows:

  • Balloon Festival at Taylor Farm
  • Brookfield Sono Crafts Center
  • Calf Pasture & Shady Beach
  • Cinema I/II & Sono Cinema
  • Cranbury Jazz Festival
  • Cranbury Park
  • The Factory Outlets at Norwalk
  • International In-Water Boat Show
  • Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival
  • Stew Leonard's
  • Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
  • Mill Hill Historic Park
  • The Norwalk Aquarium and Maritime Center at Norwalk
  • Norwalk Islands
  • Norwalk Museum in Historic SoNo
  • Norwalk Oyster Festival
  • Norwalk Symphony
  • Norwalk Youth Symphony
  • Oak Hills Municipal Golf Course
  • Round Hill Highland Scottish Games
  • Sheffield Island Lighthouse
  • Silvermine Guild Arts Center
  • SoNo Arts Festival
  • SoNo Historic Preservation District
  • Veterans Memorial Park