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Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford Named 'Overlooked Dream Cities'

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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