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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®.

Tara Apartments - Bridgeport, CT 06606
28

Bridgeport, CT 06606

$650 - $925

0-1 Bed 0 Baths

Bridgeport, CT (North End, St. Vincent)


$650 - $925

0-1 Bed 0 Baths

GreenPort Flats - Bridgeport, CT 06604
28

Bridgeport, CT 06604

$850 - $2500

1-4 Beds 0 Baths

Bridgeport, CT (Hollow)


$850 - $2500

39 Units 1-4 Beds 0 Baths

The Fleetwood Apartments - Bridgeport, CT 06604
4

Bridgeport, CT 06604

$550 - $650

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Bridgeport, CT (Hollow)


$550 - $650

114 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

The Sheffield SoNo - Norwalk, CT 06854
14

Norwalk, CT 06854

$1850 - $3200

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Norwalk, CT (South Norwalk)


$1850 - $3200

136 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

City Trust - Bridgeport, CT 06604
23

Bridgeport, CT 06604

$950 - $1550

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Bridgeport, CT (Central Business District, Downtown Bridgeport)


$950 - $1550

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Beacon Mill Village - Beacon Falls, CT 06403
28

Beacon Falls, CT 06403

$800 - $1750

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Beacon Falls, CT


$800 - $1750

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Trowbridge Apartments - Naugatuck, CT 06770
19

Naugatuck, CT 06770

$795 - $930

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Ramblewood Apartments - Naugatuck, CT 06770
21

Naugatuck, CT 06770

$810 - $1015

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Daycroft Apartments - Stamford, CT 06902
13

Stamford, CT 06902

$1350 - $1580

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Stamford, CT


$1350 - $1580

188 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

100 Prospect - Stamford, CT 06901
29

Stamford, CT 06901

$1880 - $2205

1 Bed 1 Bath

Stamford, CT (Ridgeway)


$1880 - $2205

82 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

Greenbriar Hills - Oakville, CT 06779
21

Oakville, CT 06779

$870 - $1025

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Oakville, CT


$870 - $1025

182 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Verano - Stamford, CT 06901
8

Stamford, CT 06901

$1975 - $3150

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Stamford, CT (Ridgeway)


$1975 - $3150

58 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Stamford Corners - Stamford, CT 06902
11

Stamford, CT 06902

$2017 - $2923

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Ridgeway)


$2017 - $2923

195 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

11 Forest Street - Stamford, CT 06901
14

Stamford, CT 06901

$2099

1 Bed 1 Bath

Stamford, CT (Downtown Stamford)


$2099

16 Units 1 Bed 1 Bath

the blvd - Stamford, CT 06902
4

Stamford, CT 06902

$2025 - $3600

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Ridgeway)


$2025 - $3600

94 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Canterbury Green - Stamford, CT 06901
26

Stamford, CT 06901

$1450 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Downtown Stamford)


$1450 - $2400

106 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

ParcGrove - Stamford, CT 06901
71

Stamford, CT 06901

$1940 - $4040

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stamford, CT (Downtown Stamford)


$1940 - $4040

402 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Metro Point Apartments - Milford, CT 06460
19

Milford, CT 06460

$1550 - $2095

0-1 Bed 0 Baths

Milford, CT (Downtown - Harbor - Post Road South)


$1550 - $2095

31 Units 0-1 Bed 0 Baths

Metro View Apartments - Milford, CT 06460
15

Milford, CT 06460

$1895 - $2495

1 Bed 0 Baths

Milford, CT (Downtown - Harbor - Post Road South)


$1895 - $2495

28 Units 1 Bed 0 Baths

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