Stamford Travel Guide

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Stamford Overview

Stamford is the unoffical capital of Southern Connecticut. It has grown into the major southern hub in the state along route 95, the major north-south east coast throroughfare than continues up into New England. Stamford's neighborhoods have always been suburbs of New York City, although over the last decade many financial and other businesses have made the area their corporate headquarters, running a short stretch between Greenwich and Stamford.

Stamford is a full fledged city, although not a place you consider for tourism. It serves as a commuting hub, with fast trains to Grand Central Station in the south, and heading points north toward Boston. There are, of course, many decent restaurants that must cater to a market familiar with the quality of NYC. It is a hub for many wealthy spoke suburban bedroom communities offering great lifestyles, including places like Wilton, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, etc.

Stamford is also right on the water - the Long Island Sound. The sound is a wonderful navigable body of water running from New York City for more than 100 miles to the Atlantic Ocean past Montauk and Rhode Island. Many Stamford area residents take advantage of great sailing and power boating, and there are many yacht clubs and a few waterside marinas and restaurants.

Perhaps what keeps Stamford popular is that all of its offerings are still less than one hour by car or train into the center of New York City.

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