Located just a little under two miles from downtown Bridgeport, West End-West Side
puts you in close proximity to Long Island Sound. Beginning at North Avenue and extending to the Connecticut Turnpike just north of the University of Bridgeport, West End-West Side is home to a variety of parks and an expansive shoreline. Be sure to visit historic Seaside Park, home to the 1823 Black Rock
Harbor Lighthouse. Seaside Park, along with its beautiful beach, ball fields, boat launches, hiking trails, and picnic areas, is a famous concert venue.
Contemplate the wonders of early flight at the Gustave Whitehead Memorial Fountain, or catch a performance at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. Most residents rent apartments and houses
in West End-West Side -- renters make up nearly 70 percent of the population. As you explore West End-West Side, be sure to visit the many historic districts: Stratfield, Division Street, Railroad Avenue, and Bassickville. For amazing seafood or to just watch the boats, head to Captain's Cove Seaport. The boardwalk features several shops to explore, as well.