Welcome to Stamford
Hip waterfront city with a vibrant, outdoorsy charm
Located on the Long Island Sound, Stamford delightfully blends suburban serenity with cutting-edge commercial industries, offering residents impressive amenities, excellent weather, and endless opportunities for outdoor fun. At its heart is a thriving downtown, abuzz with year-round events, festivals, and spectacular attractions underlining this international hub’s cultural appeal and enviable charisma.
Known initially as Rippowam, Stamford started as a flourishing agriculture center, emerging into a bustling shipping port by the 1700s. It’s home to Fortune 500 companies and a mecca of innovative tech startups, touting the most prominent financial district in the Tri-State area outside of New York City. Lush city parks nourish the community’s vibrant, outdoorsy culture, and residents enjoy terrific access to pedestrian promenades teeming with brilliant restaurants, shops, and boutiques. With an eclectic mix of tastefully designed townhomes, extravagant colonial-style residences with pools, and high-rise condos, Stamford’s certainly got something for every taste.
What to Love
• Davenport Ridge Elementary School
• Cloonan Middle School
• Academy of Information Technology & Engineering
Vibrant, diverse, and the cradle of a brilliant cultural arts landscape, Stamford offers residents a blend of the urban and suburban, with most amenities within walking distance of homes. Its thriving economy has made it a hotspot for young professionals while families can’t turn away from the top-quality education their children receive in neighborhood schools.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The vibrant heart of Stamford is its buzzing downtown district, where clusters of restaurants, bistros, and bars sprawl alongside imposing high-rises and sleek hotels. Browse luxury fashion stores and boutiques at Stamford Town Center, where you can shop the latest styles and grab something delicious to eat all in one visit. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to Magnolia Chocolatier and pick up some boxed brownies and hot cocoa bombs or truffles and yummy cakes.
Craving some old-school American grub for breakfast on a work morning? Dive into Stamford Diner. A neighborhood favorite—The Cask Republic, serves guests Korean BBQ wings paired with beer and other yummy delights. Elevate your soul food experience with a stop at Soul Tasty, offering classic Southern fare including fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and french fries. And you certainly don’t want to miss out on the hearty loaves of bread, margherita pizza, and tiramisu at Remo’s Pizza!
Things to Do
If you’re an indie film fan, a day spent at the Avon Theatre Film Center will be an absolute dream come true! This historic landmark theatre set in a vintage, red brick building is renowned for showing interesting, off-the-beaten-path films!
Ferguson Library not only offers a peaceful atmosphere to immerse yourself in a favorite book but also frequent programs featuring fantastic arts, culture, lectures, and book discussions. Nourish your festive spirit with a great time at Columbus Park, dancing and enjoying great music with a throng of fellow concertgoers at the Stamford Summer Concerts Alive@Five series. Ninety-three acres of gorgeous landscapes and hiking trails await at Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, home to over 3500 plant specimens thriving in scenic, designated spaces — from the Nut Tree Collection to the native azaleas and rhododendrons of the Melquist Garden. At Cove Island Park, you can spread out a lovely picnic with your family or friends and spend an evening strolling along the pond while taking in the gorgeous scenery.