Nestled among the upper reaches of the West Branch Delaware River, which forms its northern border, the rural town of Stamford sits in New York’s southeast. It is called Queen of the Catskills for its beauty and small-town charm. There are only 1,100 year-round residents, but with help from our REALTORS®, you can be one of them!
Located on Route 23 and Route 10, Stamford is positioned for an easy journey to larger communities nearby. Still, it feels like a world all its own where you can enjoy fresh air, towering peaks, and unbelievable opportunities to observe wildlife in the Catskill foothills.
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With 1,100 residents, Stamford has 800 households and just over 500 families. It offers low population density for the area—just 40 people per square mile—and a housing market of 1,200 units. About 96% of residents are white and 1% African American; those of other backgrounds make up smaller percentages. The median income is just over $34,000, and the median family income is nearly $43,000.
Prospective buyers can find about 50 listings to browse most of the year. The median listing price varies—smaller homes are available from $33,000 to $65,000. To gain access to a wide range of desirable properties, plan to budget around $120,000. Browse the newest Stamford homes for sale.
The Stamford Central School District operates public school campuses for local youth. Total enrollment is just over 300, leading to small class sizes with lots of personalized instruction—there are about ten students for every educator. Clubs, sports programs, and other extracurricular activities are high points of the well-rounded Stamford education experience. The district is also considered one of the area’s safest. Local teachers truly go above and beyond to help every student learn.
SUNY colleges are popular with Stamford students continuing their education. In recent years, graduates have gone on to SUNY College at Oneonta, SUNY Delhi, and SUNY New Platz. Prestigious names like Cornell also make the list for high-achieving students. Find homes in Stamford by school district.
Stamford residents have their choice of larger towns and cities in which to build their careers—about a dozen communities surround Stamford within half an hour’s drive. As the town borders Schoharie County, it has access to job opportunities there and in its native Delaware County.
Manufacturing, healthcare, and education are the largest industries in the area, while utilities and professional services offer the highest median wages. Crozer Keystone Health and Jefferson Health each employ more than 5,000 people. Global aerospace firm Boeing is a major economic engine. Elwyn, Inc., geriatric center Fair Acres, and Kimberly-Clark paper products are some other brands with a large presence.
Stamford is surrounded by outdoor attractions that run the gamut from family-friendly fun to adventurous nature exploration. 3,200-foot Mount Utsayantha is famous for its hang gliding and has a 2-mile trail with phenomenal views. Veteran’s Park is a popular nearby spot for picnicking, while Indian Trail Park offers swimming and sports fields—including Little League baseball, tennis, basketball, and handball. It also includes a fully equipped playground for younger kids.
Stamford Golf Club bills itself as one of the first golf clubs in New York. Founded in 1897, it maintains a complete 18-hole golf course surrounding the luxurious Rexmere Hotel. There’s also a clubhouse, home of the always welcoming Tavern 1897.
It may be small, but Stamford shouldn’t be overlooked. Comfortable homes and breathtaking nature await you on the Delaware River. Contact us, or visit our Stamford office to start your home search today.
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