First settled in 1644, Black Rock
is older than Bridgeport
itself. This seaside neighborhood was once a Colonial seaport, and today it features two historic districts. The Black Rock Historic District contains some amazing structures, including the fourth-oldest house in Connecticut: the Thomas Wheeler Sr. House, which was built in 1644. You’ll find the house on Brewster Street.
Residents of Black Rock enjoy some of the area’s best restaurants, bars, and live music venues. Sit back and relax at St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea and enjoy the beautiful views of the Long Island Sound and Black Rock Harbor. Stop into Brennan’s Shebeen for dinner or head to H&H Bakery for baked goods. Head to Fayerweather Island and stroll along the beach beneath the lighthouse.
It may be easy to forget that your Black Rock apartment is just an hour from Manhattan, minutes from I-95, two miles from the University of Bridgeport, and four miles from Downtown Bridgeport.
But while surrounded by shops, restaurants, and businesses, nothing beats spending the afternoon at Seaside Park, listening to the waves.