Westover, Connecticut
Homes for Sale and Community Information

Westover is an affluent neighborhood in Stamford, Comnecticut. About 2,000 residents make their homes in Westover. Highway 15 constitutes the northern edge of the neighborhood, and Roxbury Road is the eastern border. The southern border of Westover is Palmer Hill Road. Finally, the western border runs from the intersection of Palmer Hill Road and Havenmeyer Lane to Highway 15. The neighborhood encompasses about 2.5 sq-mi.

History

The area's history of European settlement dates back to the 1600s. Farms dotted the countryside in the 18th century, and the numerous streams and tributaries provided the water vital to both grist mills and saw mills. The city center of Stamford grew with the arrival of the Industrial Age, and successful managers and entrepreneurs sometimes chose Westover as their home. As New York grew, so did Stamford. Many New Yorkers that initially looked to the area for summer escapes eventually settled into neighborhoods like Westover on a permanent basis.

Parks and Recreation

Mianus River Park is partially located in Westover. This 400-acre urban forest offers residents a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It offers hikers views of interesting rock formations, wetlands, a wildflower garden. There is even a cave within the confines of the park.

To the west lies the Putnam Lake Reservoir, a popular fishing destination. Anglers search out a wide variety of gamefish here, including Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass. Walleyes and Crappies also grow large here. Channel catfish also inhabit Putnam Lake.

Attractions and Activities

Golfers that invest in Westover CT real estate will enjoy the challenging links found at the Brennan Golf Course. This historic layout was once a private club that opened in the 1920s. When the members met with financial challenges in the 1940s, the city of Stamford was able to purchase the golf course for less than $175,000.Today, it is also often referred to as Hubbard Heights. It made the list of the "best places to play" that Golf magazine published in 2009.

Events

Westover neighborhood residents enjoy ready access to the many entertainment and cultural events stages at the Center for the Arts that is run by the city. Concerts, symphony performances, off-broadway plays and dance troupes all appear here.

The discriminating Westover home buyer will find numerous estate-style homes for sale in Westover. Many Westover CT homes are priced in excess of a million dollars. Consequently, these Westover properties often include acreage, multi-car garages, in-ground pools and custom architecture. Some more modestly-priced Westover homes for sale are among the Westover real estate offerings as well. One can select from newer construction Westover homes or historic mansions. The services of an expert real estate agent with thorough local knowledge are recommended, so one can learn of the best real estate in Westover that's currently on the market.
Elayne Jassey
Elayne Jassey
Sales Executive