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Stamford, approximately 40 miles to the northeast of New York City and part of the city's metropolitan area, is on the Connecticut coastline.

Stamford is a city of 120,000 that ranks as one of the richest in the country. The city has a vibrant downtown district and beautiful parks and beaches along the coast.

Stamford, Connecticut
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Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Stamford ranks high in family income, crime, recreation and demographic diversity. Stamford ranks low in home sales prices, air quality and taxes.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:

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