Stamford, CT - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Stamford, Connecticut is a community of about 125,000 that is a part of the New York City metro area. It is home to nine Fortune 1000 corporations. Residents enjoy access to two regional airports and four international airports that are all within a 1.5-hour drive of the city.
Stamford homes for sale range from meticulously restored 19th century
Victorians to the most modern homes designed by well-known
architects. The prospective home buyer can consider immaculate
Stamford properties with lush landscaping and acreage.
ranches and split levels built decades ago are among the homes for sale
in Stamford. Stamford homes offer excellent proximity to all of the
opportunities afforded by New York City. Stamford real estate offerings
are commonly well-maintained and beautifully landscaped.
Although the Salem witch trials got most of the attention, Stamford had its own such trial in 1692. The accusations were not nearly as strident as those in Salem, but the lore of the period expanded as the story was told and re-told. Stamford's growth in the 18th and 19th centuries was very much related to the success of New York City. By the late-1800s, New Yorkers began to fancy the shoreline for summer homes. Soon thereafter, the idea of taking up permanent residence in Stamford and commuting to Manhattan by train took hold. The city was incorporated in 1893.
Parks and Recreation
The 83-acre Cove Island Park offers several beaches and scenic bluffs. Birders head to the southwest corner of the park where the wildlife sanctuary is. Right across the parking lot is Terry Connors Ice Rink, home of the Stamford Youth Hockey Association. Cummings Park was formed in 1906 in an era in which shell fishing was still popular. Today, the park offers a public beach. Mianus River Park offers 220-acres of deciduous forest that is enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog walkers and even anglers. The Mianus River meanders through the park.
Jackie Robinson Park honors baseball legend Jackie Robinson who once lived in Stamford. There's a stone statue of the famous slugger. Scalzi Park is loaded with amenities, including ball fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts, bocce courts, roller hockey courts and basketball courts. Cubeta Stadium, a baseball park, is located here. In 2007, a skate park was added.
Attractions and Events
The E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Course is known to locals as Hubbard Heights. The historic layout dates back to 1922 when it opened as a private club. In 1949, the city purchased it at a foreclosure auction for $165,825. In 2009, Golf Digest named it to its list of the "best places to play." Stamford CT home owners enjoy attending events at the Stamford Center for the Arts. Theatre, ballet, opera, symphony, comedic acts and dance performances fill the calendar.
Stamford - A Vibrant Home Base on the East Coast
Stamford is a unique east coast community -- a hub of New York City, but one with its own personality, culture and economy. If Stamford has captured your heart, the smart call is the one to Barbara Wells and the real estate office of Houlihan Lawrence, 203-912-5644. They are experienced pros who know the Stamford area, and they have the latest information and best deals. Let them guide you as you find the perfect match in Stamford!
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