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Norwalk is a nice city, has been growing pretty well in my estimation (around 84k or so now I think), and continues to boom.

1) When do you think it'll join the big 5 in the 100k+ club?

2) When do you think (if ever) it'll overtake Waterbury as the number 5 city?

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Norwalk is a nice city, has been growing pretty well in my estimation (around 84k or so now I think), and continues to boom.

1) When do you think it'll join the big 5 in the 100k+ club?

2) When do you think (if ever) it'll overtake Waterbury as the number 5 city?

Norwalk has not been growing that fastly, only about 7500 in the last 25 years. One of the major pressures effecting Norwalk , in my opinon, would be the construction of Rt 7 (if it ever happens) and congestion on I-95. The few times I've been down to that end of the county, Norwalk seems to have a good amount of sprawl, particularly in the Rowayton neighborhood (which is just like Darien).

Waterbury should come from the top 5 in about 15 years. The taxes in the city are astromical, keeping the real estate prices down, becuase who would want to be paying 3k a year on a $100,000 home for the 'privledge of living there'.

I think Danbury will be the in the big 5 in about 20 years. It is closer to NY than Waterbury and is showing signs that it wants to densify. Currently under construction, there is about 250-300 unit apartment complex downtown on the site of a burned down lumber yard, and a 1500 unit 'new urbanism' project on most of the former Union Carbide headquarters just south of exit 1-2 of 84. There are also proposals for a 900 unit apartment building, in 7 story buildings, about 1/3 of a mile from the other complex downtown in a rundown industrial site as well as an 18 acre 'mini- research triangle' type devolpment on the west side of town.

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I think you'll find there is more residential construction in Norwalk than in Danbury. Just look at and behind the Merritt 7 area, there's a ton of 10+ story apartment towers going up over there...

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I was down in Norwalk last week. I love the downtown, it seems to be bustling.

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how big is norwalk anyways? and what's the 5th of the big five? i know new haven, hartford, bridgeport, stamford... what's the 5th? new london?

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I just remembered the construction of 2 or 3 50 foot luxry apartment buildings overlooking Candlewood Lake. Also, there has been built at least 1000 new townhouses in about 4 or 5 complexes in the last 4 years along the Danbury-Bethel line with plenty of space for 4 or 5 more of such complexes as well as 2 90 unit ones on in the vicinty of exit 2.

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Norwalk is approx 85k people, Danbury is approx 78k, and Waterbury is approx 107k, Waterbury being the 5th of the big 5....

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how big is norwalk anyways? and what's the 5th of the big five? i know new haven, hartford, bridgeport, stamford... what's the 5th? new london?

New London only has about 26,000 people. Waterbury is #5.

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