Stamford

Welcome to Stamford

Urban sophistication meets serene waterfront living.

As one of New England’s most dynamic cities, Stamford, Connecticut, merges the bustle of urban life with the tranquility of suburban charm. Just 34 miles from New York City, Stamford offers a vibrant lifestyle without the overwhelming pace of the metropolis. Its skyline, dotted with high-rises, and its bustling streets speak to its cosmopolitan nature, making it a magnet for those seeking a lively yet manageable city experience.

The allure of Stamford is enhanced by its beautiful waterfront along Long Island Sound, providing residents with stunning views and a host of recreational activities. Whether it's dining at waterfront restaurants, sailing, or simply enjoying a sunset walk, Stamford's shoreline offers a peaceful escape from the city’s energetic core.

What to Love

  • Dynamic Urban Environment: Enjoy the vibrancy of city life with all the conveniences and amenities at your fingertips.
  • Picturesque Waterfront: Long Island Sound offers breathtaking views and numerous recreational opportunities.
  • Cultural Hotspot: From arts and crafts shows to festivals and live music like the Alive@Five concert series, the cultural calendar is always bustling
  • Culinary Excellence: A diverse culinary scene with top-notch dining options like Barcelona Wine Bar and Prime Stamford.
  • Proximity to NYC: Just a short train ride away from the endless opportunities of New York City.

Local Lifestyle

Stamford’s residents thrive in a setting that combines the perks of city living with the comforts of suburban space. The community is eclectic, with a range of ages and cultures, each adding flavor to the city’s rich tapestry. Days in Stamford might start with a coffee at a local café followed by a jog in Mill River Park and end with a concert or a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants downtown. The city’s well-planned neighborhoods and easy access to both nature and urban amenities make it a desirable location for both young professionals and families alike.

Dining and Shopping

Dining out in Stamford is a treat; the city boasts a variety of eating establishments ranging from the cozy Bedford Street Diner to the chic Prime Stamford, known for its seafood and steak. For those with a taste for international flavors, Kashi Japanese offers Asian cuisine. Grab a pint at Third Place by Half Full Brewery or a glass of wine and tapas at Barcelona Wine Bar.

Stamford Town Center anchors the city's retail experience with a mix of high-end and mainstream stores.
 

Things to Do and Entertainment

The city is alive with activities and events throughout the year. Stamford Downtown hosts an array of attractions, from the Arts & Crafts Show on Bedford Street to the highly anticipated Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular. For outdoor enthusiasts, Cove Island Park offers a perfect setting for picnics, sports, and beach outings, while the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Mill River Park, and Mianus River are other great options to get outside and explore.

For those seeking adventure, the Treetop Adventure at The Adventure Park provides thrilling aerial obstacle courses. The city also celebrates its artistic side with the Stamford Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, transforming the downtown area into a veritable open-air gallery. Stamford Symphony Orchestra provides world-class musical performances for classical music lovers, and Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is a great place to support local businesses while getting fresh produce.

Schools

Stamford is proud to host the University of Stamford Connecticut, which adds an educational and youthful vigor to the city. The presence of this institution underscores the city’s commitment to academic excellence and fosters a lively student community that contributes to the city's energetic atmosphere.

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 Revolution Training, Evolution Physical Therapy, and Catwalk Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.63 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.37 miles 7 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

Population by Age Group

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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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