Stamford, Connecticut 
Homes for Sale and Community Information

Stamford, Connecticut is a city with a population of approximately 125,000 in Fairfield County. The community has industrial, corporate and residential areas. In fact, four Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here. Residents enjoy ready access to four major airports. Stamford is included in the New York City metropolitan area.

History

Stamford evolved from having a 18th century agrarian economy to an 19th century industrial/business economy. By the latter part of the 1800s, New Yorkers were building summer homes in Stamford. Many chose to make the community their full-time home, and commuting by rail to Manhattan quickly became popular. Stamford, from its inception, has also grown because of its strategic location between Boston and New York.

Parks and Recreation

Stamford residents don't have to leave town to partake of excellent parks. Cummings Park is one of the earliest, as it was founded in 1906. The public beach here remains popular a century later. The beauty of the Mianus River shoreline can be appreciated at Mianus Park. This large, rolling 220-acre park offers trails for mountain biking, hiking and dog walkers. Fisherman will want tot try their luck here.

Cove Island Park includes a number of beaches among its 80-plus acres. There's also a wildlife sanctuary that attracts birders and naturalists. Terry Connors Ice Rink is also in the area. This top-notch facility hosts youth hockey and figure skating competitions. A large stone statute of baseball legend Jackie Robinson graces the park of the same name. Speaking of baseball, Cubeta Stadium was opened at Scalzi Park. Scalzi Park is popular for baseball, basketball, tennis, bocce ball, roller hockey and volleyball.

Activities and Attractions


The Brennan Golf Course opened as a private country club back in the 1920s. After World War II, the city was able to pick up the facility for less than $167,000. Stamford then opened it up to the public in 1949. This golf course is also commonly called "Hubbard Heights." In both 2008 and 2009, Golf Digest magazine named it as one of its "best places to play."

Events

Those that own Stamford CT real estate have the opportunity to enjoy major cultural events right at the city's performing arts venue, the Stamford Center for the Arts. Take in a play, ballet, opera or symphony performance at the Center.

The residential real estate in Stamford spans several centuries. The homes for sale in Stamford range from immaculately restored, historic 19th century Stamford homes to modern, amenity-laden, modern Stamford CT homes. A discriminating Stamford home buyer can look at multi-million dollar Stamford properties with acreage.

The community offers those looking for starter homes some affordable bungalows and split levels from the early to mid-21st century. These homes for sale in Stamford offer a good value considering their proximity to Manhattan. Many Stamford real estate properties will feature lush, mature landscaping.
Elayne Jassey
Elayne Jassey
Sales Executive