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About Greater Waterbury

Saint Mary’s Hospital is proud to call Waterbury, CT our home. The Greater Waterbury community is rich in culture and history, and offers great diversity in recreation, culture, housing and education. Situated in the northern corner of New Haven County, adjacent to Litchfield County, Waterbury is just 30-minutes from New Haven, Hartford and Danbury.

Waterbury Facts

  • Waterbury is the 9th largest city in New England with a population of approximately 105,000. It is part of a 13-town region known as the Central Naugatuck Valley Region (CNVR).
  • “Settled in 1686, the city's name is reference to its proximity to the Naugatuck River and its many tributaries which flow through the heart of the city.” - from
  • Waterbury’s nickname is the "Brass City" due to its history as a leader in the brass industry.
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital is the 3rd largest employer in Waterbury.

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Getting to Waterbury

Saint Mary’s Hospital is located at 56 Franklin Street, Waterbury, CT adjacent to Route I-84 and Route 8. Waterbury is 2 hours from Boston and under 2 hours from New York City. Find directions to Saint Mary's Hospital.

By Airplane

Bradley International Airport

Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Phone: 860-292-2000 or 888-624-1533

Approximately 45 minutes from Saint Mary’s Hospital.

The following New York airports are also an option.

By Train

Metro North 

333 Meadow Street, Waterbury, CT, 06702; 800-638-7646

The Waterbury station  is the last stop on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North’s New Haven Line. Transfer from Amtrak is available at the Bridgeport station.

Amtrak , 880-USA-RAIL

By Bus 

Travel Center

188 Bank St, Waterbury, CT; 203-755-2700

Bonanza Bus Lines, 203-755-2700

CT Transit, , 203-753-2538

Peter Pan Bus Lines,, 800-343-9999

By Shuttle Service

Connecticut Limousine; 1-800-472-LIMO

Hotels Near Saint Mary’s Hospital

Courtyard by Marriott (A 5-minute walk from the hospital)

63 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; 203-596-1000

Hampton Inn Waterbury (3 miles from the hospital)

777 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708; 203-753-1777

CoCo Key Water Resort - Convention Center Waterbury (3 miles from the hospital)

3580 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06705; 203-706-1000

Crowne Plaza Southbury (9 miles from the hospital)

1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, CT 06488; 877-270-1393 

Entertainment in Waterbury

Art & Culture

  • The Mattatuck – The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit American art and history with a focus on the art and cultural history of Connecticut.
  • The Palace Theater – A historic theater that features touring Broadway productions.
  • Seven – A community theater presenting over 200 shows annually, including comedies, musicals, dramas, cabaret, comedy nights and youth programs.
  • The Timex Museum – Just minutes from Saint Mary’s Hospital at 175 Union Street this museum displays the history of time-related innovations. 
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra The Symphony performs concerts in Waterbury and throughout Litchfield County, while also offering music education programs.

Outdoor Activities

  • The Country Club of Waterbury – An 18-hole, championship, golf course with a practice facility, putting green, chipping green and ample carts.
  • Lake Compounce Amusement Park –The oldest, continuously-operating amusement park in North America. It is located in Southington and boasts the world’s #1 wooden roller coaster and Connecticut’s largest water park.
  • Quassy Amusement Park - Located in Middlebury, CT the family-friend park includes 22 rides, a water park and a beach.
  • Waterbury Parks & Trails There are numerous parks throughout Waterbury (see Likewise, the Mattatuck State Forest extends north of Waterbury along Route 8 and offers scenic hiking trails.


  • Brass Mill Center and – The area’s largest shopping center including restaurants and several movie theaters located just a few miles east of the hospital.

Waterbury Restaurants

  • City Hall Café – 234 East Main Street #1, Waterbury, CT 06702; 203-754-8866 – Classic American dishes.
  • Zia's Cucina – 14 Cherry Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; 203-596-3632 – Northern Italian cuisine.
  • Zachary's Pizza – 187 Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; 203-753-9392 – Greek-style pizza, grinders and calzones.
  • Diorio’ – 231 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; 203-754-5111 – Fine Italian cuisine.  
  • Buffalo Wild  – 315 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706; Brass Mill Commons; 203-574-9464 – Wings, steaks, and salads.   
  • Chili's Grill & – 225 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06702; Brass Mill Center; ‎203-757-6397 – Casual Mexican fare.
  • TGI – 335 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706; Brass Mill Center; 203-591-8800 – Casual American fare.

Waterbury Newspapers

  • The Waterbury Observer – A free monthly publication that is available throughout greater Waterbury.
  • Republican American – A conservative publication based in Waterbury.

Universities & Colleges Near Waterbury

There are many colleges and universities located within Waterbury or within a 40-minute commute of the city. These include:

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