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      Home ┬╗ Bridgeport


      • Population approximately 148,000 residents
      • Founded in 1800
      • Land area is 20 square miles
      • Neighborhoods include Black Rock, West End, North End, East Side, and Brooklawn, among others
      • Bridgeport is bordered by Fairfield, Trumbull, Stratford and Long Island Sound to the south
      About The Town
      • Bridgeport is the most populous city in Connecticut and the fifth most populous in New England
      • Bridgeport is a major hub for transportation and has a ferry port to Port Jefferson, NY across Long Island Sound
      • Black Rock and St Mary’s By The Sea is a favorite for residents as it has a vibrant downtown with shopping and restaurants, a waterfront park and walking trails adjacent to the water
      • You’ll always find something to do in Bridgeport – whether its attending the Sound on Sound music festival or Black Rock Concert Series, going to the zoo, walking around or attending an event at Seaside Park, watching the Bridgeport Islanders play ice hockey at the Total Mortgage Arena, watching a comedy show, going to a museum, checking out Mongers Market, seeing a show at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, or relaxing with friends at Captain’s Cove
      Living in Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport spans from Long Island Sound to just below the Merritt Parkway and has one train station on the Metro North Line
      • Most of Bridgeport has city water and sewer
      • 30 Elementary Schools
      • 29 Middle Schools
      • 3 High Schools
      • Numerous alternative schools, magnet schools, trade schools and private schools
      • 3 colleges – the University of Bridgeport, Housatonic University and Sacred Heart University
      • 2 main hospitals in the state – St Vincent’s Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital
      • Median sale price for a single family home (as of January 2024) is $350,000
      Fun Facts
      • Showman P.T. Barnum made a name for himself and his circus here and was also the mayor in 1871
      • Bridgeport is known for many firsts and inventions, including the first Subway restaurant, the first dental school, and the first AC plug outlet
      • Bridgeport is home to Connecticut’s only zoo, the Beardsley Zoo

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