A few of your favorite things – about Stamford

The California-based real estate site Movoto recently named the 10 best places to live in Connecticut, and Stamford is number one.


Ryan Cabrera performs during Alive@Five at Columbus Park in Stamford on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

They ranked towns and cities based on the following 7 criteria:

  • Total amenities
  • Quality of life (cost of living, median home price, median rent, median household income, and student-teacher ratio)
  • Total crimes
  • Tax rates (sales tax and income tax)
  • Unemployment
  • Commute time
  • Weather (temperature and air quality)


We want to know why you think Stamford is a great place to live. Tell us what you think are the best things about your city and we will share them on our site.

Leave your thoughts in the comments or send an email to lryan@bcnnew.com with the subject “Best thing about Stamford.”

Categories: General
Lidia Ryan

2 Responses

  1. H. Schulz says:

    Best things of our great city of Stamford:
    1. Access to healthcare. Stamford has an excellent hospital; Stamford Hospital, Tully Healthcare Center, outstanding physicians and healthcare
    2. Excellent Library, arts and theater programs, fantastic symphony orchestra including a superb conductor Mr Preu.
    3. Beautiful parks,i.e. Cove and Cummings; both near the Long Island Sound. Even a public swimming pool and a nice, wooded area of town.
    4. And last and not least wonderful, friendly, kind and generous people
    live in this town. Politically Stamford is not sharply divided; all parties are welcome as are all races and people of all ages. Immigrants of different countries are welcome here as well as people of many religions. There are worship centers and churches for all.

  2. Steve says:

    I like all the speed bumps