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City of Norwalk

Norwalk is a unique destination with a variety of shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants. The seaport houses some of Connecticut's best protected marinas. It has culture and class.

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Norwalk is a unique destination with a variety of shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants. The seaport houses some of Connecticut's best protected 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:
- 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:

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Norwalk, CT 06850

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