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North Bridgeport CT

The Town of North Bridgeport borders the Town of Trumbull in the northeast corner of Bridgeport. Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Beardsley Park are close by, as well as a significant amount of park/open space in the area.

At the heart of the area is Lakeview Village, a residential community that is registered with the National Register of Historic Places.

Around 4,571 houses were built in the area in 2000, 70 percent of which were constructed before 1980. Rentals and owners are equally distributed in the housing market.

A portion of the North Bridgeport Neighborhood falls under the 138th City Council District and part of the 136th Council District.

A typical summer in North Bridgeport is hot and humid; a typical winter in North Bridgeport is cold, snowy, and windy; and a typical day in North Bridgeport is partly cloudy. It is not unusual for the temperature to range from 24°F to 82°F over the course of the year. It rarely falls below 10°F or rises above 89°F.

From mid-June to late September is the best time of year to visit North Bridgeport for warm-weather activities, according to the tourism score.

North Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, is home to Warren Harding High School. The school is more commonly known by its nickname Harding High School. The school opened on September 9, 1925, after its cornerstone was laid on May 10, 1924. Warren G. Harding, who had recently died, was the school’s namesake.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is located in North Bridgeport. There is only one Zoo accredited by the AZA in Connecticut and it is home to one of the state’s few carousels.

In Bridgeport, Phineas T. Barnum’s world-famous circus operated at the time of the park’s creation. Many people gathered in Beardsley Park to watch zebras and camels walk by as Barnum exercised his animals through the streets of Bridgeport.

Wesley Hayes, Bridgeport’s park commissioner, first proposed adding a zoo to the park in 1920. In order for this zoo to get started, he asked the citizens of Bridgeport to donate animals. Twenty-eight birds were donated within one year. The zoo had begun to acquire exotic animals by 1927, including a camel from the Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Connecticut Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization that supports the zoo, purchased it in 1997. With the assistance of the state of Connecticut and the city of Bridgeport, the society continues to run the zoo as a private, nonprofit organization.

Parks

  • Beardsley Park
  • Glenwood Park
  • Old Mill Green

Points of Interest

  • Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
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