Stamford, CTStamford, Connecticut, a town in Fairfield County, is the third largest city in the state, behind New Haven and Bridgeport. It is the seventh-largest city in New England. With a population of about 150,000 people, it is about 30 miles from Manhattan. It is a center of finance, and includes one of the largest concentrations of businesses and companies (including multiple Fortune 500 companies) in the country. The cost of living is much higher than the U.S. average and buying and renting is not cheap, either. If you want to live in a safe business center that is close to New York, though, it is great.
Long, hot summers and cool winters are the norm in Stamford. Connecticut, being coastal, is somewhere in between the harsh four-season weather of Northern New England and the milder temperatures of the Southern and Atlantic states. A lot of thunderstorms happen in the summer, while rain, wind and the occasional snowfall define the winter seasons. Spring and fall are warm with mud and foliage. A mix of all types of clothing, along with being prepared for a wide range of weather is needed when moving there.
The CT Transit Bus Service, the Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak take you across the state and the country, whether you want to visit towns or cities. It is all inexpensive, and a great way to travel sans-car.
Caumsett State Park and Island Park offer greenery-filled areas in which to relax, but for a faster pace, head to New York or Westport. Spend a beach day at Westport’s Compo Beach or Sherwood Island State Park. Or, if the performing arts are more to your liking, shows are always running at the Westport Country Playhouse, the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and Westport Arts Center.
If you want to go into the city, it is simple to do so. Take in a Broadway show, get your New York pizza, bagels and cheesecake, shop along Fifth Avenue and relax in Bryant Park while listening to live music. You may decide to go on a boat tour and see the Statue of Liberty. Or tour the Museum of Modern Art. Or catch a New York Yankees game while eating a hot dog. No matter what you choose, the city awaits.
Stamford offers access to some of the top companies, entertainment options and cities in the country, while giving you a safe place to call home. People are proud of their city, friendly and ready to answer your questions when you move there. It offers a small-town feel and the chance to see big cities, which is the best of both worlds.