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East Side, Bridgeport CT

The East Side neighborhood lies across Pequonnock River from the Downtown and the Enterprise Zone. It is also adjacent to the East End neighborhood. East Side is strategically located, but functionally divided, with direct access to Bridgeport Harbor and a rail line for Amtrak/Metro-North.

The neighborhood is dominated by jobs in education and health care.

In the neighborhood, most of the housing units are multifamily (67%) and rented.

Pembroke City Historic District is located on the East Side. On East Main Street between the railroad tracks and the City Hall, the street is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Population

East Side Bridgeport is home to 14,169 people, with a median age of 31.3. Males make up 49.69% and females make up 50.31%. East Side Bridgeport is home to 58.01% US citizens, while 26.27% are foreign born. In addition, 15.72% of the population is held by non-citizens.

East Side Bridgeport is home to 10,844 people who live in the same home that they did last year.

Weather

Bridgeport CT is a beautiful city with a lot to offer its residents. The weather is one of the biggest factors to consider when making the decision to move here. The summers can be hot and humid, but the winters are cold and snowy. Here are some pros and cons of the weather in Bridgeport CT.

Pros

– It is a great place to raise a family. The people of Bridgeport are warm and welcoming, so it’s easy to make friends as a parent. There are lots of activities for kids to enjoy, including parks, museums, athletic fields and more.

Cons

– The summers can be extremely hot and humid. If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the heat, then consider a vacation in another city or state. Winter Weather

Safety Tips

Frigid weather can pose a danger for the elderly and people with heart conditions. Follow these winter weather safety tips so you stay safe this winter.

Parks

  • Washington Park
  • Knowlton Park
  • Barnum William Pocket Park
  • James Brown Park (Waterview Park)
  • Upchurch Park

Library

Bridgeport Public Library – Old Mill Green Branch

1677-81 East Main St.

(203) 576-7634

City Council Districts

137th City Council District includes the East Side Neighborhood.

 

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