A rejuvenated Danbury City Center has definitely added some excitement to the city. For the most part, it’s a place where residents just want to kick back and put their feet up while breathing a sigh of relief that they didn’t take the plunge towards sky scrapers and angry cabbies. If your feet are itching for this kind of relaxation and maybe a little frostbite in the winter, Danbury is for you!
South includes Wooster Mountain State Park, Eureka Lake and Danbury Municipal Airport. Larger apartment communities are located here with quick access to Danbury Fair Shopping Mall, once a small agricultural fair in the 1800s! Culture AND airplanes.
Located in a section between Federal Road and Highway 84, you’ll find that smaller 2 to 4 unit apartments and corner stores are the norm. Along with housing, there’s an equal share of medical office buildings and strip malls.
City Center/Main Street Historic District
Stretching north to south from 84 to Rogers Park, you’ll know you are here when you find Main Street. If you’re looking for excitement, downtown is probably your best bet with the Palace Theater and a concentration of restaurants and shopping on Ives Street. There is an abundance of apartment rentals here from historic “Hat City” residences to new construction built anywhere from the 1780s to the 1930s—as well as brand spankin’ new condos.
Mill Plain (West)
Ah, suburbia. Mill Plain is a suburban-like neighborhood located inside the city limits of Danbury. Apartment complexes and high-rise apartments were being built from the time people were doing The Hustle to the 90s when acid washed jean jackets were all the rage. Here you’ll find “package stores” and convenience stores, many which have been in business long before the surge of new construction.
Clapboard Ridge Rd, Hayestown, and Cedar Heights are all neighborhoods that make up the northern section of Danbury but that don’t necessarily have a wealth of distinction when it comes to housing styles. They are, however, still worth checking out for available housing.
Public transportation routes are limited, so you’ll want wheels if you plan on venturing outside of your ‘hood. The main hub for catching a bus in the city is at the City Center but there are also bus lines that travel along Mill Plain. From downtown, you can hop the Metro-North Railroad and be on your way to ogling New York City’s bright lights.
Now that you’ve got some of the basics, it’s important to know that the best way to find a neighborhood you’ll love in Danbury is to spend some time in the city before signing on the “X.” So don’t fret, pack up your street smarts and get on your hustle for your new Connecticut address!