Stamford’s Dolphin Cove in the news

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136 Dolphin Cove Quay, which is listed for $2,325,000.

136 Dolphin Cove Quay, which is listed for $2,325,000.

The tiny neighborhood of Dolphin Cove has more homes on the market than any other corner of Stamford — about 11 percent. It’s an anomaly I noticed a couple weeks ago while looking through Zillow maps, and one I thought might make an interesting story. Why would there be so much turnover in such a quiet, tranquil part of Stamford? It turns out, it’s a changing of the guard as residents who’ve called the Cove home for decades are moving on to new places. You can read all about that in today’s Advocate. 

While reporting on the story, I had the chance to tour a handful of homes on the peninsula (which feels more like a part of Nantucket or the Vineyard than Stamford) including one home at 136 Dolphin Cove Quay, which has since made a splash in the New York Times.

We weren’t able to use all the photos of this property (or others on the Cove) in today’s print version of the Advocate, so I thought I’d share some of them here.

Categories: Stamford, waterfront
Maggie Gordon

3 Responses

  1. John says:

    Nice article about an article in the paper. so meta

  2. LVTfan says:

    Has anyone taken a look at the asking prices compared to the assessor’s valuations of these properties from just a year or so ago? How do they compare?

    How about recent sales in that neighborhood. I’ve not looked recently, but seem to recall that assessments there didn’t seem to reflect sales prices as well as in some other areas.

    It would be worth following up in, say, 6 months to see how these 11 properties are priced vis a vis their assessments, and how many have sold, and how the selling prices compare.

    If our best-located homes are underassessed, it may be time for a new assessment.

  3. StamfordNative says:

    Sorry, but no one who lives or ever lived in Dolphin Cove, calls their neighborhood “The Cove.”
    The Cove is an East side neighborhood, near Cove Island Park. Seriously Maggie, you should know better!

    Also, why don’t you do some homework. You will see that Dolphin Cove has the highest property taxes in Stamford. No one pays less than $20,000 a year in property tax; most are close to double that amount.