WELCOME TO DANBURY ,CT

CITY GUIDE

Nestled in northern Fairfield County at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains, Danbury lies next to the New York State border and is often referred to as the “Gateway to New England”. Located approximately 50 miles northeast of New York City, making it part of the New York metropolitan area, Danbury is more than twice the size of Hartford, New Haven or Bridgeport. With easy access to nearby cities and towns in both Connecticut and New York residents are able to experience both big city and small town life right in their backyard. One of Connecticut’s most ethnically diverse cities, Danbury is home to residents from all over the world recognizing 43 different languages spoken in the schools.
 
DANBURY HISTORY
 
Danbury, in Fairfield County, is located in southwest Connecticut, on the Still River. It was named in 1687, incorporated in 1702, and chartered as a city in 1889. During the Revolutionary War, Danbury was a supply depot for the Continental army. With the importance of the storehouses and barns for the Continental Army’s supplies, the British, at that time Major General William Tryon, led a raid of Danbury in 1777. Nicknamed Beantown early on for the quality of the beans it grew, Danbury eventually earned the nickname Hat City during the nineteenth century when it became the center of America’s hat production. Today, Danbury makes electronic equipment, machinery, and furniture and is home to Western Connecticut State University.
 
RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 
A unique travel destination just an hour from New York City, Danbury offers an eclectic blend of culture, art and natural beauty. Just minutes from the best restaurants and bars in town with a quick commute to catch a Broadway show in NYC, Danbury surrounds you with countless recreation and fun things to do during any season.

AREA OF CITY

44.19 square miles

POPULATION

84,732 (2021)

LIBRARY

Danbury Public Library
170 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-4505
danburylibrary.org/

CITY HALL

155 Deer Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 797-4500

CITY HALL

raveis.com
danbury-ct.gov
danbury.k12.ct.us
danburychamber.com

Historic Main Street

Best known as the home of the Metcalf train station in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Strangers on a Train”, and most recently the newly renamed “John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant” Danbury boasts a wonderful combination of New England charm with modern cosmopolitan appeal with plenty of things to keep visitors entertained

 

• Tarrywile Park & Mansion
• Danbury Fair Mall
• Danbury Railway Museum
• Danbury Museum & Historical Society
• Danbury Ice Area
• Ives Concert Park
• Charter Oak Brewing
• Candlewood Lake
• Danbury DuckPin Bowling
• AMC Loews Danbury 16
Danbury is home to 12 elementary schools, including the AIS Magnet School; 3 middle schools—Broadview, Rogers Park & Westside Middle School Academy, and Danbury High School. In addition to regular educational facilities, Danbury Public Schools also offers the Danbury Early Childhood Center and for higher education Western Connecticut State University has campuses throughout the city giving students the ability to experience the city while studying varied subjects. For more information on Danbury Public Schools visit: danbury.k12.us and Western Connecticut State University visit: wscu.edu

AIRPORTS

LaGuardia Airport – 62 miles
John F. Kennedy Airport – 67 miles
Westchester Airport – 35 Miles

TRANSPORTATION

Metro North
New York City – 72 Miles
DANBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
A welcoming destination, responsive to the varied needs of ourcity’s diverse community and a source of inspiration through words and ideas.
https://danburylibrary.org

ANNUAL EVENTS

With lots of events there is always something to do in Danbury. These are some festivals and events that happen every year but you can check out,

https://www.danbury-ct.gov/calendar/ cal-1/,

to see what events arehappening every day!

• Brews & BBQ – July
• Family Fun Fest – July
• Irish Festival – September
• Danbury Methodist Church

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