Norwalk

Norwalk is home to gorgeous coasts and bathed in the light of unforgettable sunsets.

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
  • A variety of stunning Norwalk houses for sale to choose from
 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Norwalk

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 in Norwalk

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. 
 

Schools in Norwalk

Norwalk is served by Norwalk School District, a highly rated school district with options for not so highly rated PreK-12.
 
 

Overview for Norwalk, CT

88,755 people live in Norwalk, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $52,811.95. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,755

Total Population

40.2 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,811.95

Average individual Income

Around Norwalk, CT

There's plenty to do around Norwalk, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

82
Very Walkable
Walking Score
51
Bikeable
Bike Score
54
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including One Bro Pizza Co., El Placerito Tacos Truck, and Seaside Sliders.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.53 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.81 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.39 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Norwalk, CT

Norwalk has 34,427 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Norwalk do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 88,755 people call Norwalk home. The population density is 3,878.08 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

88,755

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.2

Median Age

49.08 / 50.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
34,427

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$52,811.95

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Norwalk, CT

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Norwalk. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Brookside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Kendall Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Naramake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Silvermine Dual Language Magnet School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Tracey Magnet School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Columbus Magnet School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Cranbury Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Center for Global Studies
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Side By Side Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Brien McMahon High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Fox Run Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Ponus Ridge Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
West Rocks Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
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