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Overview of Stamford

Less than an hour from NYC, but full of the small-town amenities that families and Connecticut residents want in a slower pace of life, Stamford is a wonderful place to call home. People who live in Stamford apartments for rent may technically be part of the New York metropolitan area, but you would never know by looking at the towers and exciting urban prospects that keep popping up all over the city. Whether you came here to be part of quaint small city life or to escape the hubbub of the Big Apple, there's plenty of room to be had in Stamford apartments.

Living in Stamford

Although the Harbor Point District is planning plenty of urban development along the water, showing the promise of a great future for Stamford, there are also plenty of residential neighborhoods that are beginning to become popular for tenants in Stamford apartments for rent. One of the most popular - and most talked about - is East Side Commons, a hub that has been going through a renaissance in recent years. However, the areas around Mill River are also witnessing a great deal of growth. According to City-Data, Stamford has seen a near 5 percent growth in population in recent years, showing that apartments in Stamford are great homes that Connecticut residents are excited to be part of. The median household income has also climbed by more than $15,000, showing that Stamford is turning into a prosperous city.

Stamford Apartments and Cost of Living

Like many other communities in the New England area, Stamford has a high cost of living compared to the rest of the United States. According to City-Data, the index is around 41 percent more than other places, but with the growing income of many residents moving into Stamford apartments for rent, you should be able to live affordably if you choose to move here. Stamford scored an A+ on housing and amenities, so finding a beautiful home or exciting things to do shouldn't be a problem here. The cost of a gallon of gas here is around $4.15 per gallon, which is just 3 percent more expensive than the state's overall rate - so worrying about fuel costs shouldn't be a problem here. The town is also considered "Somewhat Walkable" by WalkScore.

Stamford Work and Study

Stamford is known for being the corporate headquarters for a variety of companies, including Clairol, Champion and General Electric. As of 2005, the city already had 15 million square feet set aside of office space, showing that the business future of the community is looking bright. The University of Connecticut-Stamford is one of the most popular institutions in the area, bringing many students into apartments in Stamford every year. The university is located downtown, giving students easy access to the rest of the city. Many students love to go to school here because it can give them internships and opportunities for employment at some of the most prestigious Fortune 500 companies in the country.