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      • Population approximately 52,120 residents
      • Founded in 1639
      • Land area is 20 square miles
      • Neighborhoods include Lordship, Paradise Green, Oronoque, North End, Stratford Center, among others
      • Stratford is bordered by Milford, Shelton, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Long Island Sound to the south and the Housatonic River to the east
      About The Town
      • Town Motto: “Offering more from forest to shore”
      • Stratford borders Long Island Sound and has 3 beaches; residents have beach rights to Short Beach
      • Roosevelt Forest has 250 acres which includes hiking trails, a pond, picnic areas, cooking pits, a dog park, and named after Franklin D Roosevelt
      • Stratford is home to headquarters of Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary. Igor Sikorsky was the developer of the first successful American helicopter
      • It is also home to Two Roads Brewing Company, Athletic Brewing Co, Boothe Memorial Park, National Helicopter Museum, and the seawall in Lordship
      • Annual events include Blues on the Beach, live music at the gazebo in Paradise Green, farmers markets and Stratford Day
      • Very walkable town with sidewalks throughout most neighborhoods
      • Some town shopping centers include downtown near the train station, Stratford Square and Paradise Green
      Living in Stratford
      • Most of the homes have city water and sewer
      • Stratford has one train station on the Metro North line
      • 9 Elementary Schools
      • 2 Middle Schools
      • 2 High Schools
      • 2 private schools
      • Higher taxes compared to other towns in Fairfield County
      • A little under an hour and a half drive to New York City with access to both the Merritt Parkway and I-95
      • Most homes have about a quarter of an acre of land
      • Home prices vary but tend to be more expensive in Lordship (up to $2 million). Homes in other areas tend to start around $250,000 and go into the $500,000’s
      • Median sale price for a single family home (as of January 2024) is $385,000
      Fun Facts
      • In 1643, the town was named to honor William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon in England
      • Stratford has five sister cities in Warwickshire, England; New Zealand; Victoria, Australia; Ontario, Canada; Prince Edward Island, Canada

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