Waterbury is Connecticut's fifth largest city and is located in the west-central part of the state. The city sits at the intersection of Routes 84 and 8. Hartford and New Haven are each a half-hour drive away. A 2.5 hour ride on Metro-North trains put New York, New York, within reach.
Dubbed 'Brass City' for its long history with that industry, Waterbury is in the midst of an urban revitalization project.[Check re: evergreen?] Its historic downtown includes beautiful buildings designed by celebrated early-20th-century architects, such as Cass Gilbert and McKim, Mead and White. The city is also working to promote cycling and walking through park beautification efforts.
Apartments for rent in Waterbury provide easy access to outdoor activities. They city is on the Naugatuck River, which winds up to nearby Black Rock State Park and Mattatuck State Forest's 4,510 acres of woodland and trails. Just northwest of the city is gorgeous Litchfield County, with rolling hills and a number of horse farms. Beyond it are the Berkshires, an hour drive from Waterbury, and the many cultural destinations of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Go in the other direction to hit coastal towns on Long Island Sound.
View from Black Rock State Park. (Courtesy of Wmurph04)
Renting in Waterbury, CT
Waterbury offers a good bang for your buck, with large properties that are more affordable than other cities in the northeast. The market isn't too competitive, allowing time to shop around. As with any city, it is wise to conduct a thorough search and compare the proud and diverse neighborhoods.
Cultural AttractionsMattatuck Museum ? An American art and history museum with a focus on Connecticut artists.Palace Theater ? The theater hosts concerts and traveling Broadway shows in an ornate and recently restored 1920s building.Timexpo Museum ? Here, locals and tourists explore the history and meaning of time; a collection of antique clocks is also on display.Seven Angels Theater ? A professional theater company that puts on original productions and holds classes for children.