Stamford : Connecticut


What It Is Like to Retire in Stamford

Stamford is  a busy commercial hub and residential city in the southwest corner of Connecticut, very near the New York border. If you have ever driven or taken the train from  New York City to Boston you almost had go through this wealthy town of over 125,000.   Many, many corporate headquarters are located here thanks to its easy access to New York City. It has some nice residential sections and a long coastline on Long Island Sound. Photo of Downton and South End neighborhoods of Stamford courtesy of Wikipedia and John9474, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/ .

Where to Retire in Stamford and Home Prices

There are many active adult communities in Stamford (see link at top left).
The National Association of Realtors reports the the median home sale price to be $578,400 in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area during the 4th quarter of 2021. There is a very wide range in home prices depending on size and location.


What Is Special about Stamford

Nice location on Long Island Sound, lots of sophisticated employment choices, an interesting downtown, and some good parks and recreational possibilities.

What Is Not Special about Stamford

The cost of living is very high and that includes home prices. Traffic is intense most of the time, particularly at commute times.

Who Will Like Retirement in Stamford

Retirees who want to live in a waterfront town with a low crime rate, and close to NYC may enjoy living here. There is a library, public transportation and health care in Stamford along with many restaurants, shops, and cultural events. Many people live here and commute to NYC.

Local Economy Is Driven by

The economy is driven by professional services, finance & insurance, and health care.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is about 30 degrees, with July's average at 74 degrees. Stamford gets about 30 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Stamford offers many restaurants, several with great reviews on; culturally, the town boasts theaters, parks, and museums, and is host to annual festivals and events.


Crime in Stamford is a little over half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Stamford Health is located here offering all sorts of health services.


Stamford has public bus transportation and very good train service to NYC and Boston.

Valuable Links

Welcome to Stamford

Stamford Downtown

Stamford on Wikipedia


What people are saying about Stamford

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of

Login Here


Create Your Free Membership Account

Suggest a community we want to know about your top retirement spots
Please note that all contributions to Topretirements may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. By submitting content and/or photographs here you agree to give the rights to use them in any manner without cost or attribution.You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see Project:Copyrights for details). DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Copyright © 2006-2022 All Rights Reserved.