The City of Stamford offers a wide variety of neighborhoods to satisfy a city mouse or a country mouse. These neighborhoods are shaped by their geography: Sound-focused, river-based, or nestled along the glacier-carved rock ridges.
-Along the Sound
◾Waterside starts at the Old Greenwich border and extends along Stamford Harbor. It is an older neighborhood of multifamily homes and small industrial employers vital to the city, locus of recent urban renewal and families who have loved these quiet streets for many generations.
◾The South End is bordered on east and west by Stamford Harbor, where canals and industrial shipping once dominated the city’s economic life. Today, the South End boasts a dramatic transformation from factories to upscale multi-use developments, including elegant loft apartments in the old Yale & Towne factory and destination food shopping at the new Fairway Market.
◾Shippan is a beautiful peninsula that juts into Long Island Sound east of the harbor, with gracious mansions and large new homes. Its border with Cove is marked by luxury condos on Harbor Road and yacht clubs at West Beach.
◾The Cove starts at Shippan Avenue and Cummings Park, site of holiday fireworks and soccer games. We follow Cove Road eastward, through older close-knit neighborhoods and some newer condominiums, and end at the jewel that is Cove Island Park, with its beaches, boat docks and family playgrounds
-Central Stamford and the Rivers
As we come inland from the harbor, we note that here in Stamford, the famous I-95 “North” actually runs almost due-east, following the contours of the Connecticut shoreline.
◾The West Side starts at the border of Old Greenwich and focuses on school sports teams, the Boys & Girls Club, Stamford Hospital and the newly revived Mill River.
◾Westover runs north along the Rippowam River, a tranquil neighborhood with winding streets that provide a suburban feel just a mile from the bustling downtown.
◾Following I-95 east is our thriving Downtown, home to an international financial, cultural and educational community, with hundreds of restaurants whose cuisine represents all corners of the globe, and easy train commutes to New York City and New Haven.
The Ridges and Northern Villages
◾Slightly inland from downtown, we find “the ridges”: Long Ridge and High Ridge Roads, shaping gracious neighborhoods with beckoning names such as Turn of River and Revonah Woods.
◾To the north along the Merritt Parkway, we find North Stamford, with large elegant homes, old estates and tree-lined streets reminiscent of back-country Greenwich.
◾Moving east along the Merritt and south again to I-95, we find Newfield, Springdale, Belltown and Glenbrook, bordered to the east by the Noroton River and Darien. These are pleasant neighborhoods of single and multifamily homes and condos, blessed with Metro-North spurs that carry workers from their quiet streets to the train stations of downtown Stamford, New Haven, Hartford and New York City.
In each of these neighborhoods you find a very different offering of rental properties, from downtown high rise towers and luxury condominiums to brand-name apartment complexes, to gracious single and multifamily homes.
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