Stamford, Connecticut 

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+6.6% since 2020

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8.9 / 5.2

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Best Places to Live in Stamford, Connecticut

Large city - Southwestern Connecticut along Long Island Sound, 50 miles northeast of New York City. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Stamford, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: 06902 06905 06903 06906 06907 06901
Cost of Living: 18.5% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level
Stamford, CT Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Diverse economy
Close to New York City
Good climate for region
Some blighted areas
Cost of living
Long commutes

What Bert Has To Say About Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro Area

The most recent Metropolitan Area created some major shifts in Connecticut, where metro areas are more closely aligned by county borders than towns and townships as in the old New England structure. As a result, two important and highly diverse metro areas, Danbury and Stamford-Norwalk were merged into this now very large and complex Bridgeport area. Formerly a whaling port, Bridgeport itself grew up as an industrial and manufacturing center known for large machinery and brass products. Some of this heavy industry still remains, but general industrial decline has left considerable areas of blight.


The unemployment rate in Stamford is 7.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Stamford jobs have decreased by 0.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Stamford's cost of living is 18.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Stamford's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Stamford, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Fairfield county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 62.9% to 35.7%. More Voting Stats

Stamford's population is 131,397 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 27.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Stamford is Real Estate: $556,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.9%.

Stamford public schools spend $19,508 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Stamford. More Education

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Housing Market in Stamford

It's a good time to buy in Stamford. Home Appreciation is up 15.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Stamford is $556,100.
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Reviews for Stamford   22 Reviews
The Lovely Stamford! Not Perfect, But Not That Bad - 9/27/2018
I've lived here for about 6 months and actually love it! I lived on Long Island, Queens, and Brooklyn here and there for 11 years, and you definitely appreciate how much... Read More

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Nice place but not for middle class - 7/31/2017
I lived here 4 yrs coming from NY fir a better life for my son. I live with suster cant afford something on my own because for a 2 bdrm its over 2300 . Too many luxury... Read More

crazy expensive - 7/30/2015
Fairfield county connecticut is the most expensive fully adjusted place to live in the contninental us. and its in... Read More

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