Norwalk Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate

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Norwalk has the sixth largest population in Connecticut and is considered part of the New York metropolitan area. The city is home to the headquarters of several major international companies, as well as the offices of many more. Norwalk has a famed oyster farming past, which is reflected in its annual Oyster Festival, which has attracted a number of very famous musical acts over its history. The city is home to several major companies, creating a thriving economy and a strong job market. The history of the town is represented by the numerous sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Diverse, multicultural, affluent, families, well-educated, accountants, protective service workers, health care workers.

Market

Prices slightly higher than state average, very strong sales numbers.

Lifestyle

Cultural, waterfront lifestyle, relaxed, outdoors, community-based.

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The wide range of museums, local events and festivals, the vintage cinema, multicultural cuisine.

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Sports and exercise, water sports and activities, nightlife, dining out, shopping.

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The land that is now modern day Norwalk Connecticut was purchased in 1640 and 1641, and the town was incorporated in 1651. The initial settlers created an agricultural lifestyle, before the town was burned to the ground by British troops during the revolutionary war. In the late 19th century, oyster farming became the town’s main economic activity; the city now celebrates this heritage with a an annual Oyster Festival. During the 1970s, the city government began efforts to renovate the the South Norwalk district, which lead to the founding of the city’s aquarium.

Every year, the city and residents celebrate the city’s local industry at the Norwalk Oyster Festival. All funds raised by the festival are invested in local non-profit organizations and for developing science education classes. The festival averages over 90,000 attendees each year, who enjoy the various forms of food, entertainment and shopping on offer. Past performers at the festival include Village People, Willie Nelson, The Monkees, Cheap Trick and other well-known musical artists.

Every year, the city and residents celebrate the city’s local industry at the Norwalk Oyster Festival. All funds raised by the festival are invested in local non-profit organizations and for developing science education classes. The festival averages over 90,000 attendees each year, who enjoy the various forms of food, entertainment and shopping on offer. Past performers at the festival include Village People, Willie Nelson, The Monkees, Cheap Trick and other well-known musical artists.

There are three high schools in Norwalk: Norwalk High School, Brien McMahon High School and Briggs High School, which is an alternative school. There are four middle schools and twelve elementary schools in the city’s public school district. Recent graduates from Norwalk’s public schools have gone on to attend high-profile universities, such as Brown, Harvard and MIT, Wesleyan, and Duke.

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