Home of the Stamford Museum and Nature Preserve & Barlett Arboretum & Gardens, North Stanford offers a more tranquil and natural environment. Harry Houdini, Josh Logan and Stephen Sondheim all lived in North Stamford at one point.
North Stamford is an affluent section of Stamford, Connecticut, United States, north of the Merritt Parkway. Mostly woody and hilly, it is the least densely populated, and highest income section of the city with a 2018 median household income of $221,654. The two main roadways in North Stamford are High Ridge Road (Connecticut Route 137) and Long Ridge Road (Connecticut Route 104). North Stamford borders Pound Ridge, New York at the New York line to the north, the "back country" section of Greenwich, Connecticut to the west, and the Town of New Canaan, Connecticut to the east. According to the 2010 census, North Stamford has a population of 14,904. The City of Stamford as a whole had a population of 122,643 (per the 2010 Census) with most recent estimates showing Stamford's population around 128,000.
High Ridge Road, in the area just south of the Merrit Parkway, is the largest shopping district near North Stamford. A shopping plaza and some surrounding stores are also nearby on Newfield Avenue, and downtown Springdale also offers nearby stores.
Stamford's population began to grow during and after World War II with 30,000 new residents arrived from 1940 to 1960. "North Stamford developed with one- and two-acre zoning, looking just like Wilton or New Canaan," Janice Green, the manager of the William Pitt Real Estate office, told The New York Times in 1989. "Executives moved up there who had no connection wit