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For nearly a century, Waterbury was the Brass Capital of the World – and what remains is a citizenry full of hard workers, dreamers and doers.

Waterbury is teeming with tight communities, a variety of things to do, and lots of very special people.

Waterbury welcomes you – so bring your strengths, and expect our support.

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See what Waterbury can offer you:

Visionary People

Some are born and bred Waterburians. Others are from far and wide. All believe in Waterbury. Meet some of the visionaries bringing Waterbury back to prominence.

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Waterbury CT leaders Dr. Verna Ruffin, John Hopkins and Frank Monteiro

Municipal Stability

The City of Waterbury is on solid ground. By putting a proactive and collaborative vision in motion over the last decade, crime is down, budgets are balanced and investments are happening.

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Central Location

At the crossroads of two major expressways, and with proximity to air, land and sea transportation hubs, Waterbury is an excellent spot to bring things into and distribute things from.

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Growth Initiatives

A downtown revitalization. Improvements in infrastructure. New initiatives for more sustainable living. Go inside some of the major moves Waterbury is making to support existing and future citizens.

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Healthcare Excellence

Highlighted by two major hospitals, the City is a regional center for medical and mental health services – providing vital primary and specialty care access to residents across the Waterbury region.

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Educational Depth

Waterbury emphasizes immersive learning for people of all ages, and the City is a center for quality education. With elementary to high school, public and private, magnet or technical, on-campus and online, the City features lots of options – including three colleges and universities – to learn at some of the finest educational institutions around.

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Manufacturing Expertise

Although the local economy has changed in many ways since the Brass City heyday of Waterbury, specialized manufacturing remains a backbone of the region – with growing companies, using innovative processes, bringing reliable products to the world.

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Connected Workforce

Waterbury features a hard-working talent pool, with skilled professionals that drive businesses in all industries forward. Plus, there’s a variety of organizations and programs dedicated to training the workforce of the future in the region.

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Year-Round Recreation

Waterbury is alive with community events that provide opportunities for people of all ages, ethnicities and interests to come together. By joining in the fun, you and anyone else can celebrate commonalities, appreciate differences and contribute to our vibrant City culture.

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Rich Arts & Culture

Highlighted by a world-class performing arts theater, an expanding museum and one of the largest multicultural festivals in the Northeast, the City of Waterbury offers truly diverse – and invigorating – arts and culture experiences.

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Dining Options

Like the people who live, work and play here, Waterbury has wonderful diversity in its choices for food. With hundreds of establishments to choose from – including several of the top restaurants in Connecticut – you’ll never run out of great meals and good times.

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Attractive Real Estate

With a variety of prime commercial properties, and residential home values growing on average, Waterbury offers a diverse real estate stock with great investment possibilities. If your family and your business are looking for comfort and high quality living, we invite you to look here.

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Most Affordable U.S. Suburb

Zillow research, using data from Zillow and Yelp Inc., has compiled the list of the Top 10 Most Affordable Suburbs with a City Feel – and Waterbury has been named the #1 Suburb in the United States.

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