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Your experience with living in Norwalk, Connecticut, will depend largely on which part of the city you call home. After all, with a population of 85,000 spread out over about 22 square miles (the city claims an additional 13.5 square miles of water--specifically, of the Long island Sound--as its own), there's bound to be a certain amount of diversity in its many different neighborhoods, whether industrial, residential, commercial, mixed-use, or, even stunningly rural feeling. Located in Fairfield County, in the southwest Connecticut, Norwalk is bordered by the town of Wilton to the north, Weston and Westport to the northeast and east, the Long Island Sound to the south, and Darien and New Canaan to the west and northwest. The city of Norwalk can be divided into nearly 25 different, distinct neighborhoods, including Silvermine, a former mill town and art colony centered upon a group of historic buildings overlooking the mills falls of the Silvermine River; South Norwalk, on the water, with it's popular restaurant and nightlife district, nicknamed SoNo, filled with warehouses and factories repurposed into bars and trendy eateries; Rowayton, with its stunning estates and cute, old-New-England-village feel; and the rural-esque Cranbury, which features to 220-acre Cranbury Park, complete with a rare frisbee golf course. And then there are the Norwalk Islands, a chain of some 25 islands of various sizes off the coast, many of which are used for such recreational pursuits are kayaking and bird watching. There are three public high schools serving Norwalk residents. Public transportation within the city is the responsibility of WHEELS buses; for commuters to New York City, Bridgeport, Stamford, and New Haven, the Metro North railway has four heavily used stations in Norwalk.

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  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School
  • Brien Mcmahon High School
  • Broad River School
  • Brookside Elementary School
  • Columbus Elementary School
  • Ferndale Seminary
  • Fitch School
  • Fox Run Elementary School
  • Honey Hill School
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Kendall Elementary School
  • Magrath Elementary School
  • Manrissa Institute
  • Marvin Elementary School
  • Marvin School
  • Nathaniel Ely Elementary School
  • Norwalk Technical Community College
  • Old Red Schoolhouse (Historical)
  • Parkway Christian Academy
  • Ponus Ridge Middle School
  • Rowayton Elementary School
  • Rowayton Middle School
  • Rowayton School
  • Washington Elementary School
  • Wolfpit School

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