Shippan, Connecticut 
Homes for Sale and Community Information


Shippan is a neighborhood in Stamford, Fairfield County CT. The neighborhood occupies a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound. Over 3,400 people live on less than one square mile of land in Shippan CT homes. Jobs include management, finance and the professional services for owners of Shippan CT real estate. Their kids attend Stamford schools. Continuing education includes University of Connecticut-Stamford, Fairfield College and Yale University. Fun fact: Connecticut produced the first hamburger in 1895. Fun fact: the first steel mill in the country was located in Connecticut in 1725.

Shippan real estate goes back to 1640, when the Indians sold it to European settlers. It was renamed Stamford two years later and for the next 50 years supported a community cornfield. Early Stamford commissioners controlled how much Shippan properties went to which families, but there was a lot of buying and selling between them. Farming was the mainstay of the early economy. In time, picnicking and yachting in Shippan led wealthy New Yorkers to buy Shippan homes. One of the mansions' grounds was used for picnicking because Stamford refused to allow Shippan to develop parklands. They wanted it to stay pristine, which it has to this day. Read more Shippan history at www.stamfordhistory.org.

Parks and recreational facilities will give the new owner of homes for sale in Shippan plenty to do, even in winter. Area parks include so much nature walking and forested areas that the buyer of Shippan homes for sale won't want to go home to unpack. Parks feature athletic fields, picnic and playground equipment, walking trails, dog trails, golf courses and beachfront areas. Learn all about it at www.stamfordct.gov.

Buying real estate in Shippan will mean participating in area events so new home owners can meet the townspeople. Shake a few hands at Westchester County Year-End Networking and Potluck Supper. Meet the neighbors at the Vein Restoration's Toys for Tots collection site. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Winter Solstice Night Hike. Check out a performance by New Riders of the Purple Sage. There are a bunch of events to get you out of the house and have some fun and they can be found at http://stamford.patch.com/events.

The Shippan home buyer will be looking for attractions at which to keep the kids busy during the snow and ice of winter. Connecticut Beardsley's Zoo, Stepping Stones for Children's Family Events and Audubon Greenwich offers families, not just kids, interactive fun and learning. Don't miss the Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa's Workshop or Bartlett's Arboretum and Gardens Offers Family Fun. See more attractions at www.fairfieldcountyonline.com.
Elayne Jassey
Elayne Jassey
Sales Executive