GET TO KNOW DOWNTOWN STAMFORD
While we believe the best way to know if Downtown Stamford is the ideal community for you is to experience it yourself, we want to give you a good glimpse of the neighborhood right here. Keep scrolling to learn more about Downtown Stamford's lifestyle and appeal.
In downtown Stamford, you can enjoy an energetic lifestyle without sacrificing your big-city dreams. It’s a city full of driven individuals just like you, with endless opportunities for work and play.
BIGGEST APPEAL Big-city amenities surrounded by shoreline and parks
COMMUTE TO GRAND CENTRAL 50 minutes
Stamford is home to the Stamford Cone, a 45-foot-tall building made out of stunning kaleidoscopic stained glass.
With a population of over 130,000 and ranked as the third largest city in Connecticut, Stamford has an unapologetic urban vibe balanced by an abundance of outdoor space and room for activities. Residents of downtown Stamford enjoy 19 miles of shoreline and over 40 parks and recreational centers. Stamford is also home to beautiful public beaches, hiking and golf courses.
Due to its flourishing restaurant and bar scene, Stamford attracts many young individuals, with Harbor Point recognized as the main entertainment area. Located directly on the Long Island Sound, Harbor Point is considered a “Live-Work-PLay” community with an abundance of shopping and dining options. The Harbor Point Trolley is the most exciting way to get around the city, which runs everyday and makes 14 stops throughout - and best of all, its free.
Stamford has a Manhattan-like vibe with off-Broadway musicals, operas and ballets and plenty of options for music and entertainment. A popular summer activity is Alive@Five, a five week outdoor summer concert series featuring live music from national and regional headliners.
Stamford boasts a large work-day population and is home to a variety of large companies, including Fortune 500 companies. Ranked as one of the highest educated cities in the country, Stamford is home to more people working in fields that require strong math and computer backgrounds than 95 percent of the places in the U.S.
Stamford is an international city and has excellent access to I-95, mass transit (including the MetroNorth and Amtrak) and six different airports. Compared to other cities of similar size, it is very driver-friendly, and unlike Manhattan, you probably won’t spend hours looking for parking - there are 9,500 parking spots in 15 locations.
Downtown Stamford has plenty of high-rise apartments, most of them stocked with luxury amenities, such as pools, barbecue pavilions, fire pits, gyms and game rooms. The city has seen an uptick in development in the last few years, with over 1,900 residential units added between 2013 and 2018. As of Fall 2019, there were four different high-rise apartment complexes under construction, containing a total of over 1,400 units, and another three complexes with a total of 665 residential units have received land use approvals.
And if a high-rise isn't your style, there are plenty of options for single- and multi-family houses and condos in the surrounding neighborhoods, which offer more space and privacy without sacrificing convenience.
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