Waterbury is a beautiful city... I didn't stop there... but I remember being impressed when I approached from the west along I-84... I remember seeing that strange tower in the last picture... what is that?
Yeah, I remember Waterbury very well. I-84 EB was backed up for miles from the CT 8 interchange, on a late Sunday morning. After about 45 minutes when I finally got to the head of the line, guess what? Traffic was moving, there was absolutely nothing holding it up! No construction, no signs of an accident, no heavy merging volume, no nothing. I'd been told that was a regular occurance though.
Waterbury (or the Dirtywater, as it is called) is different than other cities in CT. It never got a large skyline and as said before, that water tower is the tallest. The city has had some political problems (Their mayor got arrested for raping a girl ...) and their school system sucks. They also got a high unemployment rate.
It does have a lot a nice areas and is nice with all those hills. But the city is SO sprawled. It has too much strip malls, and is so decentralized. Their mall is nice though. It is also much cheaper than other areas in CT, and has a Metro-Rail line to Grand Central in Manhattan.
It is a nice city, but it feels like a large town really. One of the more ignored cities in CT.
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