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The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut, United States, roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in the country. Much of its economy and population are dependent on the region's proximity to New York City. The Gold Coast is considered to be part of the New York metropolitan area. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... The term hedge fund dates back to the first such fund founded by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the third most populous in the world (after Tokyo and Mexico City). ...


The region, as befits its name, is known for having some of the wealthiest towns and neighborhoods in the country. These towns include Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Wilton, Westport, Easton, Weston and Fairfield. The region has been portrayed numerous times in popular culture as a wealthy bastion of conformity, immorality, or anomie, most notably in The Stepford Wives and The Ice Storm. Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. ... The Seal of the Town of Wesport, Connecticut Westport is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Easton is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Weston is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Book cover for The Stepford Wives. ... The Ice Storm is a novel by Rick Moody published in 1994 and subsequently adapted as a dramatic motion picture released in 1997. ...


In contrast with its well-known wealth, the Gold Coast also features one of the poorest cities in the United States—the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Other cities in the region, Norwalk and Stamford, have a significant lower-class populations but do not suffer from the same issues as Bridgeport. The Gold Coast remains a region of marked income extremes, exacerbated by many middle-class residents moving out of the region because of the high cost of living. Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ...


The region is roughly coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau definition of the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan NECTA (New England City and Town Area), with a total population of 892,283 (2000 census). It includes most of Fairfield County and a small portion of New Haven County. New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ...


List of cities/towns

Fairfield County (part)

Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Darien is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Easton is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ... Greenwich is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Monroe is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... New Canaan is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Newtown is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Redding is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... Ridgefield is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... Trumbull is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Weston is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. ... The Seal of the Town of Wesport, Connecticut Westport is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Wilton is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the United States. ...

New Haven County (part)

  State of Connecticut
 Capital  Hartford
 Regions 

Coastal Connecticut | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Litchfield Hills | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Naugatuck River Valley · New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut | Southwestern Connecticut Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Milford town hall. ... Oxford is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Seymour is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Southbury is a town located in western New Haven County, Connecticut, north of Oxford and Newtown and east of Brookfield. ... Woodbridge is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Connecticut. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Coastal Connecticut is comprised of all of Connecticuts southern border, along Long Island Sound, from Stamford in the west to Stonington to the east. ... The Greater New Haven area is the metropolitan area whose extent includes those towns in Connecticut that share an economic, social, political, and historical focus on New Haven, Connecticut. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... The Litchfield Hills is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the northwestern corner of the state; it is a term that is semi-contiguous with the boundaries of Litchfield County, for which it is named. ... The Lower Connecticut River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut focused around Middlesex County, eastern sections of New London County, and the juncture where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. ... The Naugatuck River Valley is a region of the state of Connecticut located in the central-southwest of the state, and is focused around the southern reaches of the Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the third most populous in the world (after Tokyo and Mexico City). ... The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in... The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. ... The Southeastern Connecticut region comprises, as the name suggests, the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

 Counties 

Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham List of Connecticut counties: Connecticut counties Fairfield County: one of four original counties created in Connecticut in 1666. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New Haven County is located in the south central part of the state of Connecticut. ... New London County is located in the southeastern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Connecticut. ... Windham County is a county located in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...

 Cities 

Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Derby | Groton | Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | New Britain | New Haven | New London | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Haven This page lists all municipalities incorporated as cities in the state of Connecticut. ... Ansonia is a city and town located in New Haven County, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. ... Nickname: The Park City Official website: www. ... Nickname: Mum City Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Hat City Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Mark Boughton (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Derby is a town located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... Groton is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Hartford County Mayor Eddie Perez Geographical characteristics Area     City 18. ... Nickname: Silk City Motto: City of Village Charm Location Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Government Country State County United States Connecticut Hartford County Founded 1672 Mayor Josh Howroyd (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 71. ... Meriden is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... // Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the south-central part of the state, 16 miles (26 km) south of Hartford. ... Milford town hall. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Beehive City Location Location within the state of Connecticut Government County Hartford County Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Geographical characteristics Area     City 34. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: ) Counties New Haven County Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... View of New London from across the Thames River New London, Connecticut is a city in New London County, at the mouth of the Thames River and on the northeastern shore of Long Island Sound. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Geographical characteristics Area     City 36. ... Norwich, known as The Rose of New England, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. ... Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: The City that Works Location Location in Connecticut Coordinates , Government Counties Fairfield County Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Geographical characteristics Area     City 52. ... Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... Waterbury is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... West Haven is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut. ...

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Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images  The History of Connecticut begins as a number of unrelated colonial villages. ...


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