Waterbury, Connecticut 

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-0.6% since 2020

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9.0 / 5.0

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Best Places to Live in Waterbury, Connecticut

Waterbury, Connecticut is a charming city located in the central part of the state. Home to a number of attractions and activities, Waterbury has something for everyone! Nature lovers will be delighted by hiking trails like Barbieri Park Nature Trail or scenic lakes like Lake Quassapaug. Meanwhile, those looking for something a bit more exciting can check out places like the Palace Theater or The Mattatuck Museum – both offer great entertainment options. Foodies will want to sample some of the delicious local cuisine at places like The Spot Restaurant & Bar or La Hacienda Mexican Eatery. No matter what you're looking for, Waterbury has it all – making it an unforgettable destination! Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.
State: Connecticut
County: New Haven County
Metro Area: New Haven-Milford Metro Area
City: Waterbury
Zip Codes: 06708 06705 06704 06706 06710 06702
Cost of Living: -1.9% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

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Waterbury, Ct Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Historic downtown core
College-town amenities
Cost of housing
Low job growth
Areas of urban decay

What Bert Has To Say About New Haven-Milford Metro Area

A city of contrasts, New Haven is a mix of colonial history, Ivy League college town, and past-its-prime industrial center. Once an important manufacturing center, it is known today as the home of prestigious Yale University. The first planned city in the American Colonies, New Haven was laid out in 1638 in nine equal squares. The New Haven Green, a square reserved for the public, is now a pedestrian area surrounded by stately trees, the Yale campus, and an assortment of museums and architecturally significant homes and churches. The downtown is generally clean and attractive and is known for its large number of trees.


The unemployment rate in Waterbury is 13.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Waterbury jobs have decreased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Waterbury's cost of living is 1.9% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Waterbury's Cost of Living

August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Waterbury, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, New Haven county remained very strongly Democratic, 58.0% to 40.6%. More Voting Stats

Waterbury's population is 106,826 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 0.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Waterbury is Real Estate: $173,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.0%.

Waterbury public schools spend $19,597 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.2 students per teacher in Waterbury. More Education

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Housing Market in Waterbury

It's a good time to buy in Waterbury. Home Appreciation is up 32.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Waterbury is $173,500.
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Reviews for Waterbury   9 Reviews
Stay Away Until or Unless Waterbury Gets Better - 8/28/2020
I was born here in 1988 and have lived here after growing up mainly in next-door Watertown (which is outstanding. Go... Read More

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Sucks - 8/31/2014
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Low Cost of Living Oasis in High Cost of Living Ne - 5/19/2014
Waterbury has very nice homes for very reasonable prices, even compared nationally. Lots of money has been invested in the city over the past 5 years, with even more... Read More

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