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City of Norwalk

Norwalk is a unique coastal destination in Fairfield County with a variety of attractions, shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants. The Norwalk shoreline provides access to some of Connecticut's best boating, public beaches, lighthouses, protected islands and marinas. It has culture and class.

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Norwalk is a unique coastal destination in Fairfield County with a variety of attractions, shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants. The SoNo area in South Norwalk where you can visit the Maritime Aquarium, join others for a lighthouse tour, a sunset cruise and enjoy the scenery is well known for its electic vibe.  Norwalk is accessible from car, train, bike and boat and has a unique connection with history and the seacoast.  The Norwalk shoreline provides access to some of Connecticut's best boating, public beaches, lighthouses, protected islands and marinas. It has culture and class.

Town/City established:
Incorporated in 1651.

Named from:
"Norwaukee shall bee a townee," Algonkin noyank, point of land, or more probably from the Indian name "Naramauke."

County:
Fairfield County.

Notable citizens (past and present):
- Johnny Guelle.
- Arthur Shaw.
- Horace Sliver.
- B. Kliban.
- Philip Caputo.
- A. Scott Berg.
- Vince Mendoza.
- Calvin Murphy.
- Andy Rooney.

Top Five Attractions:
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
- Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
- Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.
- Calf Pasture Beach.
- Sheffield Island Lighthouse.

Annual Visitor’s Events:
- NICE Festival, July
- SoNo Arts Festival, August.
- Norwalk Oyster Festival, September.
- In-Water Boat Show, September.

Quality of the town/city:
Norwalk boasts beautiful beaches and memorable sunsets and only 45 minutes from New York City. South Norwalk is a unique destination offer a variety of shopping opportunities, restaurants and night life. The Maritime Aquarium and Stepping Stones Children's Museum gets more than 750,000 visitors a year and are complimented by the annual events including the SoNo Arts Festival, Oyster Festival and the In-Water Boat Show. The seaport house some of Connecticut's best protected marinas, home to sports and pleasure boating enthusiasts. Norwalk has culture and class.

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Location:

125 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

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