Welcome to Norwalk
A hip town filled with young professionals along the shores of Long Island Sound
Norwalk sits along the Gold Coast of Connecticut and boasts large beaches in the area. Norwalk knows how to savor the New England summer, with plenty of art, music, and food festivals along the waterfront. Residents enjoy beautiful homes with oceanfront views, plenty of privacy, and a convenient location near New York City.
Norwalk is an upcoming town and offers a cozy family-oriented feel. The community features a very positive and welcoming atmosphere which attracts people from all over New York, especially Brooklyn. Norwalk emphasizes the arts and has a creative and hip downtown scene that brings a diverse crowd to the town.
What to Love
- Gorgeous beaches along the Gold Coast of Connecticut
- Easy access to New York City
- Interesting downtown scene featuring chic shops and restaurants
Norwalk is a trendy town with lots of exciting events, from art and music festivals to celebrations by the ocean. The downtown area is rich in shopping and art experiences, with plenty of high-end options for dining.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Norwalk has an excellent sophisticated shopping and dining scene. If you’re in need of some retail therapy, Norwalk has you covered. Nordstrom is a department store offering personalized shopping and luxury brands.
If you’re in the mood to construct your own accessories, the Silvermine Arts Center has classes for all ages. Silvermine Arts Center offers more than just jewelry-making classes. They also offer painting, sculpture, glass blowing, and more.
When it’s time for dinner, there are many different cuisines and atmospheres to choose from. Across the road from Silvermine Arts Center is the Tavern at GrayBarns. This inn features a delectable New American menu with unique and inspiring cocktails. Tavern at GrayBarns sources only the freshest and local ingredients to complement their stunning farm-to-table ambiance.
Washington Prime serves New American cuisine in a stylish bar and restaurant with an outdoor patio. Featuring hand-crafted cocktails, the food at Washington Prime is outstanding, and the service is to match.
Things to Do
Norwalk is filled with fun, community-oriented events that everyone can enjoy. Summer is one of the best times in New England, and Norwalk takes full advantage of its perfect location along the shore. The Norwalk Oyster Festival, hosted by the Norwalk Seaport Association, features the best of summer produce and local catches from the sea. With rides, live music, and special events, the entire weekend is perfect for foodies and those seeking fun in the sun.
The summer fun continues with Summer Concerts at Calf Pasture Beach. Weekly concerts are staged on 35 acres of land, a fishing pier, soft sands, and breath-taking sunsets. The summer festivities continue with the Norwalk Boat Show at the Norwalk Cove Marina. Gaze upon antique, classic, and luxury boats, and enjoy festivities and entertainment. With live music, food, yard games, and more, the Norwalk Boat Show is a family favorite each summer in Norwalk.
In the summer, the streets of South Norwalk come alive with the Sono Art Festival. Over 100 different artists come together to create an outdoor gallery selling crafts and all forms of art. Residents can enjoy a weekend filled with creativity, fun, and community. Whether you’re looking to shop or get inspired, the Sono Art Festival is sure to create an unforgettable experience.
Norwalk is served by Norwalk School District, a highly rated school district with options for not so highly rated PreK-12.