Welcome to Derby CT!
Nestled in southwest Connecticut at the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers lies the city of Derby. Derby’s location at the crossroads of so many highways makes it convenient for commuting to New Haven, Fairfield and Waterbury. Residents have quick access to Routes 8, 15 and 34 as well as easy connections to I-91 and I-95.
While Derby has the distinction of being the smallest city in the state, it is clearly one of the largest in regards to its history and hometown pride of its residents. The town slogan “A Small Town with a Big Heart’ sums it up nicely. The historic Green is the site for numerous events such as outdoor concerts, annual church festivals and the Derby Day Celebration. Downtown is a testament to the city’s history with beautiful old Victorian homes, Captain’s houses, magnificent churches and the 1889 Sterling Opera House.
The Naugatuck and Housatonic Rivers provide ample opportunities for boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking and Derby is home to Yale University’s Gilder Boathouse, a world-class rowing facility. The Derby Greenway provides a scenic and tranquil setting for walking, jogging, and biking along the river. The beautiful 350-acre Osbornedale State Park. The park offers space to picnic, hiking, and fishing while The Osborne Homestead encompasses enchanting gardens and a natural science and environmental center.
Derby offers a suburban charm where residents value a sense of community. Residential areas offer everything from historic homes, Capes, Colonials and Ranches to condominiums and new construction that can suit a variety of budgets.