Black Rock

Black Rock, a historic seaside area of Bridgeport, Connecticut is home to some of the most beautiful homes along the Connecticut Golden Coast. St. Mary’s by the Sea is a waterfront park that offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound perfect for a walk with loved ones, enjoy the weather, and a cool breeze. The street is lined with beautiful traditional New England homes looking out over the water.

Area Features

The Black Rock Yacht Club on 80 Grovers Avenue, offers sailing, swimming pool, tennis, & a clubhouse on the same beautiful waterfront. For those boat enthusiasts, there is also the Fayerweather Yacht Club, named in honor of Captain Fayerweather, a seafarer, who had been one of the early settlers of Black Rock.

Black Rock restaurants offer some of the best dining options in Bridgeport and Southwestern Connecticut. Some local favorite restaurants include the Harborview Market, Tasty Yolk, Fire Engine Pizza, Taco Loco, Hub and Spoke, Beverly’s Pizza House & Walrus & Carpenter for BBQ, to name a few. To learn more about restaurants in Black Rock you can visit Black Rock CT to get information.

You can always check out Captain’s Cove Seaport for some fresh fish and chips, clams, or even a lobster roll. It is also another boater’s spot where they can take your boat in and out of the water for the season, dock your boat, fuel up and even get it repaired. They are located at 1 Bostwick Ave.

The neighborhood is friendly and inviting. You will often catch folks out walking the treelined streets, often saying hello to one another. In the last few years, homes along these streets have been host to PorchFest. This event is put together by the Black Rock Community Council, and is a free music festival. It features performances by local musicians. Each performance is on a different porch in the neighborhood, thanks to many of the amazing homes hosting each band.

Black Rock Porch Fest 2019!

Black Rock Porch Fest 2019!

Posted by Pocket Hotties on Monday, August 26, 2019

Video link from Pocket Hotties on Facebook

Another annual event is the Black Rock Day. Due to Covid-19 in 2020, Black Rock hosted virtual events. The day spread out through a weekend called Black Rock Day Weekend 2020. It still had all the traditional events, which include, The Run For The Rock 5k, Black Rock Bed Races, “The Best Small Parade in America”, the Black Rock Day Parade, and Black Rock Day Festival. All followed social distancing guidelines.

An Awesome Place

Black Rock is an awesome place to live, with Cooperatives and Condos starting in the 100’s. Multifamily ( 2 or 3 family)  homes in the 400s. Single Family Homes from the mid 200’s to over a million with spectacular views. Check out the Black Homes here or Our Black Rock page with Market Stats, Demographics, Schools, and more. Did I mention, the Fairfield Metro Station for Metro-North Railroad is a short walk or you can commute on I-95 and get to New York City in an hour.

If you’re in the area. Let’s connect and have a cup of coffee. We can meet at Harborview Market or Source Coffeehouse. Cynthia and Eddie will show you all the great things that Black Rock can offer you.

About the Author

Hey there! I‘m Cynthia. I love living in Fairfield County and enjoy all it has to offer. Each town and community is unique and I love to explore, meet people and find hidden gems in local towns. I work with the MAPP Team at Higgins Group in Fairfield, CT. When I‘m not helping people find their new home, I can be found at The Knowlton at 305 Knowlton Ave in Bridgeport, as one of the resident artist. My art consists of mixed media, painting and pottery/ceramics. I also create and design marketing materials. I enjoy exhibiting my work and sharing my talents through classes I teach. Helping, motivating and encouraging people to find their inner artist keeps me motivated to keep growing with my art and with my real estate business.