At a Glance

In North Stamford, life seems a little bit slower. With scenic surroundings, you can get in touch with nature and enjoy space for outdoor living.

BIGGEST APPEAL Tree-lined streets and oversized lots in a semi-rural setting

VIBE Tranquil

COMMUTE TO GRAND CENTRAL Over an hour

The Lifestyle

Scenic rural surroundings offering privacy and tranquility 

North Stamford was a village until 1949, when it became part of the City of Stamford. A haven of quiet, wooded hills and meadows, punctuated by rock outcroppings, veined with streams and dotted with ponds and lakes, it is entirely residential save for a few grandfathered gas stations, restaurants and food markets, commercial uses which zoning now forbids.  

Consisting of roughly 5,300 households and less than 15,000 residents, North Stamford covers about 19 square miles stretching north from the Merritt Parkway to Westchester County, and to New Canaan and Greenwich on either side. North Stamford is the least densely developed and highest income section of Stamford. 

The Appeal

A parklike setting close to city conveniences and amenities

North Stamford residents enjoy numerous outdoor attractions right in their backyard. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is a 93-acre park with walking trails, gardening classes and a children’s summer camp. Dorothy Heroy Park offers a public pool, while the Newman Mills Park allows visitors to cool off in the Mianus River. Residents can play a round of golf at Sterling Farms, the city’s cherished public golf course. One of the most coveted places in North Stamford is the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, home of the former mansion of the late department store owner Henri Bendel, with its restored 18th century barn, animal farm, lake, art and science exhibits and indoor and outdoor concerts. The Nature Center's trails cover 80 acres of woods and fields.

Located just a short drive to downtown Stamford and a car or train ride away from Manhattan, North Stamford also offers access to a rich mix of cultural and entertainment activities. There is a large shopping district just south of the Merritt Parkway on High Ridge Road, as well as easy access to the Stamford Town Center mall downtown, which offers approximately 130 world class shopping and dining and a mix of retailers and services.  

The North Stamford Market 

A protected residential hamlet in the hills 

North Stamford is zoned almost entirely for one-, two- and three-acre lots, with commercial development limited to small neighborhood shopping centers. Recently approved master plans have affirmed a desire to preserve and protect the neighborhood’s low-density surroundings, which will limit commercial and multifamily development.  

The terrain is rocky and hilly, making flat, usable land difficult to find in North Stamford, which means houses on such land comes at a premium. Most available land has been developed, and teardown activity is rare. Large ranches and split-levels are most common, but contemporaries can be found more easily than in neighboring towns, though they vary widely in age and style. Older homes border the two busy main thoroughfares, High Ride Road and Long Ridge Road. Long Ridge Village, a designated historic district, is known for its concentration of 18th-century dwellings.