Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of July 1, 2014, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the 3rd largest city in the state and the 7th largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.
Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant 100 Companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. This gives Stamford the largest financial district in New York Metro outside New York City itself and one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. Among the larger companies with headquarters in Stamford are WWE, Tasty Bite, Pitney Bowes, Gen Re, Frontier Communications, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Crane Co. and Charter Communications. UBS also has its North American headquarters here.
Stamford is situated near the southwestern point of Connecticut. It comprises a number of neighborhoods and villages including Cove-East Side, Downtown, North Stamford, Glenbrook, West Side, Turn Of River, Waterside, Springdale, Belltown, Ridgeway, Newfield, South End, Westover, Shippan, Roxbury and Palmers Hill. There are still a number of references to North Stamford as a separate town, but they legally and functional act as one town.
Stamford, like the rest of coastal Connecticut lies in the broad transition zone between the cold continental climate to the north and the more mild temperate/subtropical climate, to the south. Coastal Connecticut, Long Island/NYC, and northern New Jersey are the general dividing line between theses two climate zones. The warm/hot season in Stamford is from May through late October. The cool/cold season is from late November though mid March. Winter weather is far more variable than summer weather along the Connecticut coast.
Stamford is located on the main branch of the New Haven Line on the Metro-North Railroad, the commuter rail system for northern metropolitan New York City. City bus transportation is provided by CT Transit, which is run and financed by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The main terminal is adjacent to the train station on State Street, under the I-95 highway. Two limited-access highways run through the city. Interstate 95 serves as the main route through downtown Stamford with four exits (6-9). The Merritt Parkway runs through the northern part of the city. This road is designated for passenger vehicles only. Stamford is also served by four other state highways. Route 1, also known as Main Street in Stamford, Route 137 (Washington Boulevard and High Ridge Road), Route 104 (Long Ridge Road) branches off from Route 137 to serve the Long Ridge section and Route 106 (Courtland Avenue) serves the Glenbrook neighborhood and continues towards the town of Darien.
Stamford Downtown is vibrant and inviting, a place that inspires for every season. It offers a broad array of shops, services, restaurants, arts, education and events.
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