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Bridgeport Named 'Overlooked Dream City' In National Report

Seaside Park is one of the most popular destinations in Bridgeport.
Seaside Park is one of the most popular destinations in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: City of Bridgeport

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A national report is ranking four of Fairfield County's biggest municipalities — Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford and Danbury — on its list of Overlooked Dream Cities.

The rankings, from the finance website, examined walkability, crime rates, cost of living and amenities to come up with a list of places where people want to live and can afford to live.

The analysis looked at data from 461 small to mid-size cities nationwide with populations of less than 300,000 people.

Here are the rankings for the Fairfield County cities on the list: 

  • No. 40: Stamford
  • No. 62: Bridgeport 
  • No. 67: Norwalk
  • No. 124: Danbury

Here are the Top 10 "Overlooked Dream Cities" on the list, nationwide:

  • No. 1: Erie, Pa. 
  • No. 2: Scranton, Pa. 
  • No. 3: Parma, Ohio 
  • No. 4: Appleton, Wis. 
  • No. 5: Allentown, Pa. 
  • No. 6: Racine, Wis. 
  • No. 7: Grand Rapids, Mich. 
  • No. 8: Cicero, Ill. 
  • No. 9: East Orange, N.J. 
  • No. 10: Green Bay, Wis.,

Click here to read the full report from Click here to see the full list of 461 cities. 

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