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Overview of Danbury

Lying near the southwestern border, Danbury is one of Connecticut's most historical and charming small towns. With excellent schools, a superior quality of life and plenty of outdoor recreation nearby, it is no secret that many residents in Fairfax County are finding fantastic Danbury apartments for rent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population in the area was more than 80,000, the perfect size for a family that wants to be part of a warm, welcoming community.

Living in Danbury, CT

Danbury was settled in 1684 by eight families that came from nearby Norwalk and Stamford, and many of the streets in the historical downtown district are still named after them. There was quite a debate on what to name the town, but the new residents eventually settled on Danbury, after a city in England. During the colonial period, Danbury became an important center of trade with a strong agricultural region that shipped goods to New York and the West Indies.

After the Revolutionary War, the city became the hat-making capital of New England. By 1800, more hats were made in Danbury than another other place in the United States. To make hats you need lots of water, so residents in the area built seven reservoirs to provide waterways to the 56 local hat factories and shops in town. Toward the latter half of the 19th century, the community became well known in the area for the Great Danbury Fair, a popular meeting place for horse races, baked goods and prize-winning vegetables. The manufacturing section also displayed the finest hats in the city as well.

After hats grew out of fashion with men and women in the mid-20th century, Danbury reinvented itself into a modern city with fantastic public transportation and runways, as well as a population of many cultures speaking more than 40 different languages.

Danbury Work and Study

The largest private employers in the area include Cartus, Boehringer Ingelheim and the financial services offices of GE Capital. Corporations like Goodrich, TREX Medical Corporation and Keane all make their home here as well, according to the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. Since Danbury is situated on Interstate 84, it is positioned for long-term growth. Finding an apartment in Danbury near this major thoroughfare may be wise since it can take you to several locations throughout the city.

By far, the most popular institution in the area is Western Connecticut State University. Located on two sprawling, beautiful campuses in Danbury, this 4-year school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields. With an enrollment of more than 6,000 students, this school has everything you need to pursue your career.

Rentals in Danbury, CT and Cost of Living

Because of its boom in population growth and job opportunity, Danbury has a cost of living index that is higher than the national average. According to information from city-data.com, the 2009 median gross rent in the area was $1,212 per month. However, the median household income increased more than $9,000 per month from 2000 to 2010, so many residents in the area should be able to live affordably.

Danbury Attractions and Special Events

One of the most exciting things to do in the Danbury area is to follow the Connecticut Wine Trail. With the state's cool climate and rich soils, the area around Danbury has become one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the country. Driving through this coastline will allow you to see the beautiful landscape of the Connecticut countryside and some interesting varietals like St. Croix, Cabernet Franc and Seyval Blanc.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Danbury, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Avalon New Canaan - New Canaan, CT 06840
30
(125)

New Canaan, CT 06840

$2494 - $3925

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Canaan, CT

(125)

$2494 - $3925

104 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Stamford - Stamford, CT 06902
31
(341)

Stamford, CT 06902

$1720 - $2530

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Glenbrook)

(341)

$1720 - $2530

238 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Shelton - Shelton, CT 06484
30
(266)

Shelton, CT 06484

$1460 - $1945

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shelton, CT

(266)

$1460 - $1945

250 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Huntington - Shelton, CT 06484
28
(171)

Shelton, CT 06484

$2090 - $2470

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Avalon Wilton on Danbury Road - Wilton, CT 06897
43
(250)

Wilton, CT 06897

$2690 - $3331

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Stamford - Stamford, CT 06901
34
(323)

Stamford, CT 06901

$2205 - $2740

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Downtown Stamford)

(323)

$2205 - $2740

306 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Imperial Gardens - Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
13
(11)

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

$760 - $1800

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wappingers Falls, NY

(11)

$760 - $1800

250 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Waypointe - Norwalk, CT 06850
26

Norwalk, CT 06850

$1790 - $7100

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norwalk, CT (Norwalk Center)


$1790 - $7100

465 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at the Gramercy - White Plains, NY 10601
25

White Plains, NY 10601

$2400 - $5080

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

White Plains, NY (Downtown White Plains, Eastview)


$2400 - $5080

260 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Infinity Harbor Point - Stamford, CT 06902
30

Stamford, CT 06902

$2165 - $3560

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Shippan)


$2165 - $3560

242 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

360 State Street - New Haven, CT 06510
18
(168)

New Haven, CT 06510

$1497 - $3655

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Haven, CT (Downtown, Mill River...)

(168)

$1497 - $3655

500 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Union - New Haven, CT 06510
8

New Haven, CT 06510

$1320 - $3540

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Haven, CT (Downtown, Wooster Square)


$1320 - $3540

150 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

111 Harbor Point - Stamford, CT 06902
27

Stamford, CT 06902

$2040 - $4375

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (South End)


$2040 - $4375

228 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Greenwich Oaks - Greenwich, CT 06830
18

Greenwich, CT 06830

$3665 - $5015

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Metro Green Residences - Stamford, CT 06902
25

Stamford, CT 06902

$1900 - $2290

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stamford, CT (South End)


$1900 - $2290

100 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Beacon Harbor Point - Stamford, CT 06902
32

Stamford, CT 06902

$1820 - $4625

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (South End)


$1820 - $4625

239 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parallel 41 - Stamford, CT 06902
29

Stamford, CT 06902

$1935 - $3900

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT


$1935 - $3900

124 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vault Apartments - Stamford, CT 06902
25

Stamford, CT 06902

$1905 - $3300

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (South End)


$1905 - $3300

252 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Key At Yale And Towne - Stamford, CT 06902
12

Stamford, CT 06902

$1825 - $3050

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (South End)


$1825 - $3050

107 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lofts At Yale And Towne - Stamford, CT 06902
10

Stamford, CT 06902

$1805 - $2895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (South End)


$1805 - $2895

225 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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