The City of Norwalk Connecticut is located along the coast of Long Island Sound in Fairfield County. It is the sixth largest city in the state, and considered part of the New York City metropolitan area. The name "Norwalk" translates to "point of land" from the Algonquian word "noyank".
Living in the city has become increasingly "hip" and the SoNo (South Norwalk) section has a trendy reputation, and is known widely for its dedication to the arts, varied nightlife, and array of restaurants. The Maritime Aquarium and Imax theater are also located here, as well as the Metro North train station. Originally a separate town, SoNo merged with the city in 1913.
Although the city is known primarily for oyster farming, Norwalk's 24 distinctive neighborhoods offer a variety of diversity. Rowayton, Silvermine, Cranbury
Interstate-95,Route 7, the Merritt Parkway Metro North Railroad New Haven and Danbury branch lines both run through Norwalk, which make this city an easy destination for anyone.
Rowayton is an upscale enclave, has its own train station as well, and hosts a few of the city's 15 marinas. At one time, Roton Point, Bayley Beach, and a part of the Wee Burn Country Club made up the Roton Point Amusement Park. The city itself has 1800 berthing spots and 500 Harbor mooring locations, so many water enthusiasts choose to call Norwalk home.
The city also has a few museums, including the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. This 62-room mansion is thought to be one of the oldest surviving Second Empire style country houses ever built in the country, and received National Historic Landmark status 40+ years ago.
Norwalk Hospital is an acute care teaching hospital and is known for its expert Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Pulmonary care.
Major transportation arteries, such as Interstate 95, the Route 7 Interchange and one of Connecticut's scenic roads, Merritt Parkway (Route 15), offer convenience to all commuters.
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