North Stamford, Connecticut
Homes for Sale and Community Information

North Stamford, Connecticut is a section of Stamford located to the north of the Merritt Parkway. It is less densely populated than other areas of the city. The reservoirs for the city of Stamford are located in this northern section of the city. Much of North Stamford consists of hilly, wooded terrain and substantial North Stamford homes situated on one-acre to two-acre parcels.

History

The general Stamford area was settled in the 17th century. The area's agricultural identity gradually gave way to the industrial age in the 19th century. As New York City continued to grow, the area gained favor among those willing to commute into the city from Connecticut. In the 1950s and 1960s, North Stamford attracted flourishing development as professionals and executives discovered it as a pleasant oasis in good proximity to the overall metropolitan area.

Parks and Recreation

Owners of North Stamford properties, especially those with children, may want to check out Dorothy Heroy Park. The park is a North Stamford facility located about four miles north of the Merritt Parkway. There's a little league field, basketball courts and tennis courts. Hiking trails wind through beautiful wooded areas, and picnic pavilions are found in the park. There's also a modern playground for the children to enjoy.

The Bartlett Arboretum offers a most relaxing escape from the rigors of daily life. It's also a popular educational facility for students and a great research facility as well. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a 118-acre in North Stamford. More than 10,000 students visit here every year. Children learn about water ecology, conservation, and the value of the flora and fauna of the area.

Attractions and Activities

Buttonwood Manor is a Colonial-style house that was built on eight-acres in 1809 by Jacob Stevens. Eventually, the property would come to be owned by a president of Oberlin College, William E. Stevenson. Stevenson was a part of the gold medal-winning 4x400 relay team at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Events

North Stamford residents can enjoy many cultural and entertainment events at the Stamford Center for the Arts. Symphonies, dance troupes, ballet companies, off-Broadway plays, popular comedians and other acts are scheduled here throughout the year. Of course, a short trip to the west takes residents to Madison Square Garden, MOMA and Times Square for NYC events.

Much of the residential North Stamford CT real estate was developed after World War II. In fact, about 20,000 people moved into the area in the two decades following the war. Many of the North Stamford CT homes built then were constructed on large one to two-acre lots. As a result, much of the North Stamford real estate offered today is considered very desirable.

Affordable North Stamford homes consist of colonials and ranches built four or five decades ago. The architectural styles of the homes for sale in North Stamford is varied, from traditional to modern. Even the discriminating North Stamford home buyer will no doubt express interest in some of the North Stamford homes for sale here. Whatever one's preference, all the real estate in North Stamford puts homeowners in close proximity to one of the most dynamic cities on the planet.
Elayne Jassey
Elayne Jassey
Sales Executive