Stamford

Home to many communities and has an abundance of culture to go along with its scenic surroundings.

Welcome to Stamford

A vibrant community along Long Island Sound, with only an hour’s commute to New York City
 
Stamford is a dynamic and diverse neighborhood in the perfect location, just an hour from New York City but worlds away in suburban Connecticut. With easy access to the train station it’s under an hour to get to Grand Central Station. Stamford has a lively downtown filled with first-rate restaurants, shops, and plenty of events featuring live music and celebrations of community. Yet, there are also plenty of gorgeous, single-family homes located away from the excitement that offers residents peace and quiet.
 
Stamford is located on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, along Long Island Sound. With an exquisite waterfront location, Stamford offers easy access to boating in the summer and spectacular views all year long.
 

What to Love

  • Less than an hour commute via car or train to New York City
  • Mulitple stunning waterfront communities featuring their own private beaches
  • A comprehensive and energetic downtown filled with shops and restaurants
  • A variety of stunning Stamford houses for sale to choose from
 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Stamford, CT

Stamford is the perfect mix of cosmopolitan city life and relaxing suburban life along the Long Island Sound. The downtown filled with walkable shops and restaurants, Stamford is bustling and offers a large range of activities. Yet, there are also plenty of quiet, single-family homes and back country estates that offer privacy and seclusion.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Stamford has plenty of eclectic and luxurious dining and shopping options. Cafe Silvium, feels like you are transported to Italy. They serve delicious homemade pasta and other Italian classics in a homestyle venue near Cummings Park. 
 
For another Italian option, Colony Grill is a local chain serving delicious thin-crust pizza. Colony Grill offers a casual atmosphere with televisions broadcasting local sports and a full bar to relax and enjoy a cold brew. Colony Grill has been an institution in Stamford, serving guests since 1935 in an Irish immigrant neighborhood. With their signature hot oil, their pizzas are famed throughout the region.
 
Pellici’s is another Italian restaurant in Stamford. With a quaint patio and comfortable, homestyle dining area, Pellici’s creates delicious Italian classics served family style.
 
Elm Street Diner is a classic New England diner serving American and Greek cuisine. Dining at Elm Street Diner feels like a decadent taste of home, with a cozy atmosphere, amazing service, and incredible show-stopping desserts. They are famed for its highly photogenic and glamorous junk food.
 

Things to Do in Stamford, CT

Stamford is an active community and there’s no shortage of things to do. In the summer, downtown Stamford hosts Alive at Five, a four-week summer concert series featuring local and national acts. Filled with live music, dancing, and fun, the event brings the community together. 
 
A national favorite, Stamford has its own take on the Thanksgiving day parade. Filled with creative floats, marching bands, and jaw-dropping dance acts, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Stamford is exciting and entertaining.
 
Mill River Park is a modern, urban park offering a fun green space for everyone in Stamford. Filled with comfortable seating and activities like a carousel and family crafts, Mill River Park is perfect for a day outdoors. In the winter, Mill River Park turns into a winter wonderland, with ice skating, a holiday light display, and a European-inspired beer garden.
 
WineFest on Bedford in Stamford is an annual celebration of delicious wine, great food, and community. With tastings from over 35 different wineries, the event offers live music and lawn games for an afternoon of fun in Latham Park.
 

Schools in Stamford, CT

Stamford is served by Stamford Public Schools, a highly rated and acclaimed district. 
 

 

Overview for Stamford, CT

134,820 people live in Stamford, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $58,297. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

134,820

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$58,297

Average individual Income

Around Stamford, CT

There's plenty to do around Stamford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
40
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jackie's Empanadas On the Go, Evolution Physical Therapy, and Master Na's Traditional Martial Arts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.96 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.95 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.48 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.98 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Stamford, CT

Stamford has 52,577 households, with an average household size of 2.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stamford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 134,820 people call Stamford home. The population density is 3,583.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

134,820

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

48.96 / 51.04%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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52,577

Total Households

2.54

Average Household Size

$58,297

Average individual Income

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Schools in Stamford, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Stamford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
J. M. Wright Technical High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Julia A. Stark School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Toquam Magnet School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
K. T. Murphy School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Rogers International School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Turn of River School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Trinity Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Villa Maria Education Center
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Rippowam Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Stamford Charter School for Excellence
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Davenport Ridge School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Jewish High School Of Connecticut
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Springdale School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Strawberry Hill an ext. of Rogers International
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Grace Nursery School & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Children's School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
The Pinnacle School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Long Ridge School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
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