Danbury Connecticut
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Area Description

Once known as “Hat City” - due to fact that it once made 25% of America’s hats - Danbury has become a community which offers residents the best of both worlds. In the outlying areas, the majority of residences have a very suburban feel, while the rapidly developing city center is semi-cosmopolitan. Residents have easy access to business and events, with the option to escape for peace and relaxation whenever they want.

Danbury’s proximity to several major cities make it an ideal commuter town; it is just 70 miles from New York City and is located within the New York metropolitan area. Route 7 and I-84 overlap in downtown Danbury, providing access to the other major cities in Connecticut.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Multi-ethnic, diverse, sense of community, affluent, professionals, service industry workers, families, well-educated.


Slightly above state average house prices, strong selling market, above average cost of living, wide range of home prices.


Mix of suburban and semi-cosmopolitan, relaxed, high quality of life, quintessential New England feel.

You’ll Love

Museums, nature preserves, events, entertainment, festivals, convenient access to beaches.

Perfect For

Shopping, recreation, exercise, commuting, dining out, arts and culture.

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Around the Area

Originally settled in 1685, Danbury formally became a town in 1702. During the American Revolution, Danbury was in important military supply depot. The strategic importance of the depot lead to one of the most devastating raids by the British soldiers; a force of 2,000 burned and looted the city. Consequently, the buildings that house the Danbury Museum and Historical Society are some of the oldest buildings in the city despite being built in the late 18th century. Other museums in Danbury focus on military history or the history of railroads in New England.

Several festivals and community events take place in Danbury throughout the year, many of which have a distinct cultural influence. The Greek Experience, Italian Festival and Danbury Irish Festival, among others, bring traditional food, drinks and entertainment from around the world to Danbury.

All year long, there is a variety of musical concerts and theatrical productions that take place at the Charles Ives Center for the Arts, part of Western Connecticut State University. The Danbury Music Center and Berkshire Theater also play host to several performances.

Danbury is home to New England’s largest mall, Danbury Fair, which offers more than 240 shops and dining establishments, built on the site of the formerly annual fairground event of the same name. The surrounding neighborhoods are famous for their antique shops and art galleries selling works by local artists.

Danbury has two public schools, an alternative school for high school age students, two public middle schools and 13 public elementary schools. In addition to the public schools there are a number of parochial and private schools in the Danbury area. The Danbury School and Business Collaborative offers special programs to students, such as mentors from the business community. job shadowing, scholarships,  and the opportunity for students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.



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