130 Apartments for rent in Norwalk, CT

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Last updated September 23 at 5:21AM
118 Washington Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 21 at 7:29PM
Studio
$1,525
6 Donohue Drive
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,998
31 Couch Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
300 Flax Hill Road
Flax Hill
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 15 at 12:02AM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
7 West Main Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 15 at 12:02AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
152 Main Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
1 Bedroom
$1,425
25 Grand Street
Wilton Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 15 at 9:44AM
1 Bedroom
$1,800
71 Aiken Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
4 Oliver Street
Harborview
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
9 Old Witch Court
Rowayton
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
4 Bedrooms
$4,600
160 Flax Hill Road
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 14 at 11:59PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
30 Taylor Avenue
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 20 at 2:57AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
83 Washington Street
Norwalk
Norwalk, CT
Updated September 15 at 2:50AM
1 Bedroom
$1,750
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City Guide
Norwalk
Norwalk, Connecticut

Do you like the beach, art and entertainment, and living within an hour of New York City? We sure hope you do, because by the look of things, you’re considering moving to Norwalk, Connecticut. If you’re not, why not take some time to learn about this popular New York town located in highly desirable Fairfield County. Now, let's find you the apartment of your dreams!

What to Expect

It's probably easiest to understand Norwalk's general vibe by understanding what it's not in relation to nearby cities.

Norwalk is Not New York Though Norwalk has been connected to New York City via commuter train for over 100 years, the development of the city was largely centered on oyster farming, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th century. Lucky for you and your apartment search, Norwalk is not New York, so rent will be cheaper, and apartments larger than your average broom closet are much easier to find!

Norwalk is Not New Canaan Norwalk's neighbor, New Canaan has large estates and golf courses prevail in this area.

But It’s Also Not Bridgeport Bridgeport has been home to some large-scale renovations, similar to the development in South Norwalk.

Neighborhood Breakdown

SoNo As the nickname for South Norwalk may suggest, this is the premier neighborhood with chic rentals, shopping and nightlife. SoNo has undergone many renovations since the 1970s, including the development of the ocean-view loft, townhouse and condo complexes. SoNo is generally considered to be anything south of the Connecticut Turnpike on the central coast. In addition to being an area with lots of stylish rentals, SoNo has the added benefit of being near the beach!

Central and North Central Norwalk encompasses the commercial districts of downtown and midtown Norwalk, north of the Connecticut Turnpike.

The further north you go, the more rural-feeling Norwalk becomes. The town of Silvermine is located directly north, with portions of town located in Norwalk proper. Silvermine was a former arts colony that has a charming, small town atmosphere. There are a few single-family homes available for rent in the Silvermine-Norwalk area.

East While both eastern and western Norwalk have a more suburban feel than central Norwalk and SoNo, West Norwalk has very limited options for rentals. You'll have a much easier time finding apartments, condos and townhouses in East Norwalk, particularly in the area between the Norwalk and Westport Metro-North stations, along Westport Avenue. Here, developments surrounding large shopping centers will put you in close proximity to everything you need.

Rental Tips

Finding an apartment in Norwalk will definitely be easier than finding one in the “Big Apple." Rentals are listed on several online apartment-hunting sites and can also be found through real estate agents. If you plan on using an agent, however, be prepared to pay a fee. Start your apartment search at least 90 days before your move-in date to guarantee that you find the apartment of your dreams.

Commuter Living

While Norwalk does have a significant business district, many Norwalkers are New York ex-pats who moved for the larger rentals outside the city. Commuting by car to anywhere in the Fairfield County area can be challenging. Rush hour headed southwest into New York begins around 7:00 in the morning and lasts until at least 9:00am. In addition to traffic headed into the city, you have to deal with traffic headed out of every Fairfield County city southwest of you. Do yourself a favor and take the train.

Okay, about that train. Metro-North! Metro-North will reliably get you into Grand Central from about a million stations in Norwalk proper and the surrounding towns in a little over an hour. Most stations in the city have parking available to commuters, too. Additionally, you can take the Norwalk Transit District buses to all of the stations, as well as around town, and even into nearby Fairfield County cities.

So welcome to Norwalk! Enjoy the arts, culture, beach and New York proximity that have made Norwalk a great city!

Rent Report
Norwalk

September 2017 Norwalk Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Norwalk Rent Report. Norwalk rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Norwalk rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Norwalk rents declined significantly over the past month

Norwalk rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Norwalk stand at $1,350 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,700 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Norwalk's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Norwalk

Rent growth in Norwalk has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Norwalk is less affordable for renters.

  • Norwalk's median two-bedroom rent of $1,700 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in Norwalk.
  • While rents in Norwalk remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Norwalk than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Norwalk is nearly twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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