Discover Derby


From farmland to the river's edge, Derby is a community that was built through innovation and industriousness.  Its rich history includes a colorful cast of characters from an affluent sea captain to a Revolutionary War officer to a founding father of the Industrial Revolution.

Over time, quaint tree-lined streets spawned from a compact downtown business district. Its distinct neighborhoods reflect the evolution of a modern community.

Among Derby’s many assets are a defined city center, large inventory of historic buildings, traditional neighborhood schools, and abundant natural attractions.  The City also boasts an acute care community hospital whose campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer center.

A multitude of employers and educational institutions are easily accessible from Derby’s central location given its proximity to major highways.  What’s more, the Derby Train Station is within walking distance of the City’s downtown.

Add to this an appreciation for the arts and strong community spirit and you, too, will discover that Derby’s got it all.

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