Located along Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Stratford is part of Connecticut’s Gold Coast. Bordered by the Housatonic River to the east,it has a population of more than 50,000 and boasts roughly 18 miles of pristine coastline, along with several marinas, public boat launches, and scenic beaches.
Stratford also includes five low-lying islands in the Housatonic as well as a number of beautiful, well-maintained parks.The town is famed for its natural beauty, from the lush greenery of Roosevelt Forest to the wild watery landscape of the Great Meadows Salt Marsh. Founded in 1639, Stratford’s cultural heritage and history are no less impressive.
Real Estate and Property Types
Stratford has a diverse housing market, with single-family homes, condos, and apartments up for sale. The majority of single-family homes have three to four bedrooms and condos typically have one to two bedrooms.
Luxury homes can have up to four bedrooms, including plush master suites with walk-in closets and spa-inspired bathrooms. Many of the most coveted and highly valued homes are right on Long Island Sound or are close to the beach.
The majority of homes in Stratford were built in the latter half of the 20th century though you’ll still find a sprinkling of well-preserved homes that date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Architectural styles are mostly New England traditional, including saltbox, Shingle style, and Cape Cod.
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Living in Stratford
Low-key Stratford is flanked by Bridgeport and Milford and is made up of a variety of neighborhoods. Notable ones include:
Living in Stratford gives you access to:
- Longbrook Park – Stretching across 34 acres,the park features a pond as well as picturesque walls, trails, and stone bridges built in the 1920s. There are several paved trails that cyclists make use of in the summer and play host to cross-country skiers in the winter.
- Long Beach – Long Beach is an over-a-mile-long, scenic stretch of clean, slightly pebbly sand along Long Island Sound. It’s an excellent spot to go birdwatching, with over 250 species of birds, including species of duck that are difficult to find outside of Stratford.
The beach adjoins the Great Meadows Marsh with its untouched marshes and small beaches.
- Short Beach Park – This waterfront park features a beach, a par 3 golf course, tennis courts, and several picnic tables. It’s the perfect place to have a picnic with friends and family on a quiet afternoon.
- Boothe Memorial Park and Museum – This 320-acre site can be found in the Putney section of town and served as the homestead of the Boothe family from 1663 to 1949. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site features exquisite gardens and well-maintained picnic facilities.
- National Helicopter Museum –Among the museum’s highlights is a photo essay that charts the developments of helicopters, from inspirations like dragonflies and hummingbirds to ancient Chinese tops and 20th-century developments.
- The Dock Shopping Center –The shopping center features several stores and provides access to the Housatonic River via a spacious public deck with chairs and tables. Go shopping at Stop & Shop and Petco, and enjoy scenic views of the water from the Boardwalk Marina.
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