Stratford Connecticut Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Stratford is the easternmost town in Connecticut's Gold Coast area. The town is easily accessible thanks to major transportation links, which includes a harbor, an airport and a Metro North rail station. Stratford's long association with the aviation industry began when Igor Sikorksy flew the first helicopter in America at his air base in the town, and continues to this day as Sikorsky Aircraft is still headquartered here. The town also features a range of cultural attractions and diverse natural resources.

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Diverse, state average household income, well-educated, friendly, community-driven, wide range of professions, families.

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Diverse, state average household income, well-educated, friendly, community-driven, wide range of professions, families.

Lifestyle

Waterfront lifestyle, relaxed, suburban, outdoor-influenced, cultural.

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The town's natural beauty, large number of parks and beaches, the sense of community, the town's history, local attractions.

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Recreation, sports, culture, history, shopping, dining out, water sports.

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Stratford Connecticut was founded in 1639 by English families who left England looking for religious freedom; many descendants of the original founding families remain in Stratford today after over 350 years. During its history, several other southwestern Connecticut towns have broken off from Stratford and incorporated separately, including Bridgeport and Shelton. Stratford is home to the headquarters of Sikorsky Aircraft, who developed the first successful American helicopter, and manufacturer of every Marine One helicopter since 1957.

The Stratford area is home to a large number of parks and open spaces, varying in size and offerings. There are also three main beaches in the town: Long Beach, which is open to the public and features a nature preserve; Russian Beach, which allows fishing and swimming; and Short Beach, which is also a park and has a range of sports facilities, 1,000 feet of frontage and a par-3 golf course. The 30-acre Boothe Memorial Park contains the Boothe homestead, believed to be the oldest homestead in America, a collection of eclectic buildings and an observatory.

The Stratford area is home to a large number of parks and open spaces, varying in size and offerings. There are also three main beaches in the town: Long Beach, which is open to the public and features a nature preserve; Russian Beach, which allows fishing and swimming; and Short Beach, which is also a park and has a range of sports facilities, 1,000 feet of frontage and a par-3 golf course. The 30-acre Boothe Memorial Park contains the Boothe homestead, believed to be the oldest homestead in America, a collection of eclectic buildings and an observatory.

Stratford’s Board of Education manages two high schools, two middle schools and nine elementary schools. There is also an alternative high school and two Catholic elementary and middle schools. There are several options for higher education in the Stratford area: the Connecticut School of Broadcasting; Porter and Chester Institute; and the Stratford School for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.

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