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Stamford

Stamford set on the Long Island Sound and is the state’s second-most populous city (Bridgeport #1) with a population of 135,470. Stamford is equidistant between Manhattan and New Haven, approximately 38 miles from each offering its residents the perfect blend of live, work and play. Stamford, along with Greenwich, are economic centers in Fairfield County. Home to nine Fortune 500 companies (2019) and numerous divisions of large corporations. Stamford has the largest financial district in the New York metropolitan region outside New York City and boasts one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. Dominant sectors of its economy include financial services, tourism, IT, healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and retail. Stamford is home to colleges and universities including UConn Stamford and Norwalk Community College. Stamford has 16,479 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1.  Stamford is also home to King School and Sacred Heart Parochial School. Stamford’s town offerings are vibrant and fun from restaurants, nightlife, music and theater, art, shopping and more. A town favorite is Thursday nights in summer: [email protected] concerts at Columbus Park.

Stamford Highlights:

  • Mill River Park is 12-acre urban park which separates Downtown from the West Side. The visionaries for this $8 million restoration starting in 2009, $5 million of which was federally funded was Stamford’s own “Central Park.”
  • Stamford Museum & Nature Center has exhibits on natural and cultural history in a 1929 mansion, which is North of downtown. Its grounds include an educational farm, an otter pond and an observatory.
  • Cove Island Park is a bird habitat, which includes beaches, wetlands and trails.
  • Cummings Park has a beach and boardwalk.
  • The wooded Mianus River Park is on the city’s outskirts.
  • Harbor Point is an affluent redevelopment district located in the South End section of Stamford, Connecticut, in southwestern Fairfield County. It is made up of five distinct areas, each centered on a park or waterfront feature and is currently one of the largest redevelopment projects in the nation.
One of Stamford’s most notable residents is Robert John Valentine, aka “Bobby V”, is a former professional baseball player and manager. He also served as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. Valentine played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners in MLB. Bobby is passionate about giving back to his hometown including a town favorite in new location, the Bobby V’s Restaurant & Sports Bar is Stamford’s ultimate relaxed dining experience where guests of all ages can enjoy an affordable but upscale sports bar menu.

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