Norwalk …. the Seaside, the Country and the City on the Sound
Chosen by Money Magazine one of the top places to live in the nation, Norwalk has it all: a picturesque shorefront location, the seclusion of green hills, suburban residential neighborhoods of great individual character and an urban "leading-edge" business center with abundant employment and every amenity. The seaside village ambiance of Rowayton, historic and artistic Silvermine, the Maritime Center at Norwalk, rivers, harbors, beaches, salt-water recreation...the attractions within the town's 26.6 square miles are numerous. Norwalk's 83,000 inhabitants are governed by an elected Mayor and Town Council and reside in country quietude, urban convenience, privileged enclaves or at the sunny seaside. Every conceivable form of housing is available, including stately historic homes, modern residences, comfortable condominiums and apartments.
Educational and Cultural Facilities
Twelve Elementary Schools, four Middle Schools and two High Schools comprise Norwalk's public school system. Arts and music are active core elements in its wide ranging curriculum and the Center for Japanese Study Abroad attracts students from other towns. Outstanding private schools are also available within the area. The Maritime Center's museum and aquarium attests to Norwalk's nautical beginnings. The Norwalk Symphony, Youth Symphony and Jazz Ensemble are only part of this vital community's active artistic life.
Norwalk's twenty-two miles of Long Island Sound coastline, the Norwalk River, Silvermine River and Five Mile River provide endless opportunities for aquatic fun. This diverse city's attractions also encompass over 700 acres of parks, playgrounds and beaches, marinas (both public and private), fifty-three public tennis courts, golf courses, clubs and extensive recreational programs.
Extremely convenient for commutation, this transportation hub rests 45 miles from Manhattan and is readily accessible via Interstate Route 95 and the Merritt Parkway. The town is also served by four Metro-North train stations.
Links to town information:
Norwalk Town Hall
Norwalk Chamber of Commerce
Norwalk Parks and Recreation
Norwalk Historical Society