There’s a reason why Stamford’s nickname is “The City That Works.” From its countless businesses, corporations and beautiful suburban neighborhoods to its various parks, nearby beaches, bustling downtown offerings and more, this vibrant city in Connecticut does just this—it “works” in every sense of the word.
Located in Fairfield County, CT, Stamford is the state’s third largest city with a population of approximately 128,277 people as of July 2014. According to Stamford Advocate, this number is right where it is expected to be, with the city experiencing a 1.25 percent increase due to its new, exciting developments and recent housing boom, which has attracted a younger and oftentimes, first-time home buyer demographic. The city is comprised of various neighborhoods and villages, including Cove-East Side, Downtown, North Stamford, Springdale, Glenbrook, Newfield, West Side, Shippan and Harbor Point, to name a few. Each area boasts its own unique atmosphere and community offerings, with various lifestyle opportunities for all who reside in this thriving city. From public beachside parks and yacht clubs to tennis courts, hiking trails, golf courses, downtown theatres, family-friendly community events and more, Stamford offers a little something for everyone to make all who live here always feel welcome.
Many first-time buyers are attracted to Stamford for these convenient and highly appealing offerings. “It’s common to find young buyers that are just getting out of rentals and looking for an attainable place to call their own,” said Barbara Hickey, a real estate agent from our Stamford brokerage. “A good starting point for these first-time home buyers is to look into trading up from their first condo, buying a condo or purchasing a small home.”
The neighborhoods of Springdale and Glenbrook are popular areas for those seeking a quiet, small-town feel with the perks of city living just a short distance away. Springdale is generally defined by its mixture of modest and adjacent higher end Northern Stamford homes within a “woodsy” atmosphere. This desirable section of Stamford has its own traditional downtown area along Hope Street that offers various locally owned shops, restaurants, a landmark ice skating rink and more. Residents who live in Glenbrook, which is situated on the eastern side of the city, tend to describe their neighborhood as a separate small town. According to an article in The New York Times, Glenbrook is “the little town in the city,” and a charming place to live. While secluded in ideal, seemingly “far-off” neighborhood settings, both areas of Stamford conveniently offer a quick ride to downtown and easy access to public transportation, which ultimately tops off the feeling of living in the best of both worlds.
Take a tour of this beautiful home located at 60 Acre View Drive in the picturesque neighborhood of North Stamford, which is situated on the southeast outskirts of Springdale. Residents will enjoy an oasis of sweeping, manicured grounds and a heated in-ground pool while relaxing on the property of this recently renovated, stunning residence.
For more information on this home or real estate in the city of Stamford, please contact Stamford agent Barbara Hickey by phone at 203.912.0578, or by email at Bhickey@williampitt.com.