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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$757,895
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,587
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$143,077
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Stamford has a great variety of shopping options from chain grocery stores to specialty grocery stores like Fairway Market. Downtown has a number of restaurants offering a wide range of ethnic choices including Italian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Japanese, Chinese, Gastro Pub and American. Twice a year, many local restaurants participate in Stamford Restaurant week which offers diners a price fixed menu to try out the various restaurants.

Stamford Town Center shopping mall has a lot of national chain stores to choose from and there are also a lot of local mom and pop stores also offer specialty selections.

Stamford is home to a number of corporate headquarters, so the downtown feels more like a city than a suburb. That being said, Stamford is a very manageable city - not too big or overwhelming. Recently, a lot of redevelopment has occurred in the South End - with new rental complexes, restaurants and retailers.
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Stamford is only a 45 minute express train away from Grand Central Station and everything New York City has to offer: great professional sports venues, Madison Sq. Garden, museums, zoos, Broadway, restaurants, incredible cultural events and much more.

Locally, Stamford has a great independent movie house (Avon Theater), the Palace is a venue for musical and other perfomances. In the summer at Columbus Parks the City offers an open air concert series called Alive at Five.

For outdoor lovers, Stamford has some great public parks (West Beach, Cummings Park and Cove Island Park) which offer access to Long Island Sound - great for walking, jogging, sailing, kayaking, motor boating, swimming or just laying on the sand to catch some sun. These parks also have soccer and baseball fields and tennis courts.
Stamford has four distinct seasons - fall foliage can be very beautiful. Summer months along Long Island Sound (coastal part of Stamford) are a few degrees cooler than inland (North Stamford); conversely in winter it's a few degrees warmer along the coast. Normally from late March through late November you can enjoy outdoor activities. The best months are mid April through mid/late October. The past couple years have had above average snowfalls during the winter months. Being along the coast, Stamford does have periodic flooding as a result of Nor'easters, tropical storms and hurricanes.