Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut, along the Naugatuck River, roughly 35 miles away from Hartford and about ninety minutes from New York City. Waterbury is currently home to over 110,000 residents, making it the fifth-largest city in the state of Connecticut, ninth-largest in New England and tenth-largest in the New York City Metropolitan Area. Waterbury is known for its production of brassware, including brass instruments, castings and furnishings, and was once hailed as the “Brass City” in conjunction with its connection to brass. Unfortunately, brass left the city during the deindustrialization of the U.S. in the 1970’s and 80’s, and today the economy is still in the process of shifting from skill-intensive labor jobs to more retail and service-based industries, like much of the rest of the country.
First settled as Mattatock in 1673, Waterbury was renamed to such in 1676 and grew into a small but prosperous farming community. During the Industrial Revolution, Waterbury became a manufacturing powerhouse in the region, namely producing brass products but also other types of manufacturing including textiles and other mills. It was during this time, specifically in 1853, that Waterbury was officially incorporated, and the city provided goods and materials for the Union Army during the American Civil War. Clockmaking became another prominent member of the city’s economy and history, and up until the end of World War II the city was one of the most prosperous in New England. Hard times hit during the 1970’s, though, with many factories closing up shop, and today the city is still recovering from the blow.
During the summer months the temperatures are rather amenable for many people, with daily highs only reaching into the low-to-mid 80’s even in the depths of summer. Overnight lows drop down into the high 50’s and low 60’s, making for pleasant evenings all around. During the winter months, however, the snows tend to come, and can see almost a foot of snow in some of the more mountainous areas. Average snowfall tends to be about 5 inches a month, and during the winter average daily highs only reach into the mid-to-upper 30’s while overnight lows often drop down well below freezing, usually dropping into the mid-teens.
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