Danbury is a cultural melting pot and one of the fastest growing cities in Connecticut due to its low cost of living within commuting distance of New York City.
The city offers a diverse selection of new single and multi-family homes, condominiums and apartment complexes, and a collection of historic homes, including elegant estates near downtown and small weekend getaways on the largest body of water in Connecticut, Candlewood Lake. Western Connecticut State University has two growing campuses in Danbury offering undergraduate and graduate programs. Ives Concert Park is a great music venue near the University that's easy to get to. Kenosha and Candlewood Lakes offer a multitude of seasonal activities and outdoor pleasures, such as fishing, boating, swimming and bird watching. Richter Park is the home of a superb golf course - one of the top 50 city courses in the nation. One of Connecticut's hidden jewels, the Richter Park Golf Course, encompasses over 180 acres of gentle rolling terrain situated in the heart of Fairfield County. A stop on the Metro North rail line, the station has a small railroad museum occasionally offering rides around the rail lot to families and children.