Fabulous SoNo

Fabulous SoNo

Norwalk has many reasons to celebrate its city. As a lifelong resident, I know what this city has to offer. One of the most successful and popular spots in town is in South Norwalk also known as SoNo. From it’s hey day in the early 1900’s to its depressed state in the 70’s. SoNo has now been resurrected to a new grandeur.

SoNo represents the vibrancy of Norwalk. It’s a wonderful place to live, visit and relax. From its night life, boutique shops and art galleries to its waterfront activities there is so much to do here. It is definitely a destination for all.

SoNo has all sorts of real estate to purchase. There are charming old buildings that have been renovated into luxury condominiums, to newly constructed modern buildings with all types of amenities. The exposed brick, large full view windows and water views are the reason why people love the architecture. They come in all sorts of price points starting in the lower two hundred thousand range up to one million plus for penthouse suite overlooking the water. Buyers are flocking to this area as they know the value of these properties and what they have to offer. SoNo also has a mix of commercial and multifamily dwellings as well.

You can also rent properties in SoNo too! At this time there is a real demand for apartments in this area. There are lovely rentals starting at $1350 and up depending on your space requirements. The rental market is bringing many young college graduates who are working in the area. They all want to live in SoNo as it is the only place to be and it gives them a sort of SoHo experience without being in New York City. Within walking distance to the South Norwalk train station you can be in Manhattan in 45 minutes.

The SoNo Design District is working to bring the best in retail and restaurants to the area for all to enjoy. They have a fabulous website www.sonodesigndistrict.net that gives a pretty good explanation on what SoNo has to offer.

One of the biggest tourist destinations is Maritime Aquarium and IMAX Theater. You can see the local marine life, exhibits, and learn about the past too. It is very popular and a great place to take the family. If you are a history buff then head on over to the Norwalk Museum on North Main Street. You will find a museum full of history including collections from the past and a tremendous amount of photos and archives from days of long ago. If you want some of the best and trendiest dining in town then this is the place to be. There are no chain restaurants here. Every dining establishment are mom and pop businesses. There is a food style for every budget and taste. Some of my favorites are Donovans, Barcelona and Strada 18. If you need a chocolate fix then head on over to Chocopologie on South Main Street. My favorite chocolate treat is the caramel with sea salt. Yum!

A fun thing to do on a summer day is to take a boat ride out to the Historical Sheffield Island Lighthouse. You can pick up the boat at the Seaport Dock right before the bridge in SoNo. The Norwalk Seaport Association has a new 49 passenger ferry boat just waiting to be chartered. For more information please check out their website www.seaport.org.

As SoNo keeps growing with residential and commercial opportunities I feel that it will continue to be a great place to invest and live. For more information on fabulous SoNo please contact us today!

Betty Bondi
Bondi Realty Group LLC


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