Springdale (Stamford)

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Springdale
Neighborhood
Welcome sign at entrance to railroad station, Hope Street
Country United States
State Connecticut
CountyFairfield
CityStamford
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5:00)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4:00)
Area code(s)203
 
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Springdale
Neighborhood
Welcome sign at entrance to railroad station, Hope Street
Country United States
State Connecticut
CountyFairfield
CityStamford
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5:00)
 • Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4:00)
Area code(s)203

Springdale is a section or neighborhood in Stamford, Connecticut. It is known around Stamford to have a small-town feel in the middle of a mid-sized city. Springdale offers both older, relatively modest homes in the lower Springdale area along with more expensive real estate toward the woodsy and affluent North Stamford section.

The Springdale section is generally defined as the area in the immediate vicinity of Hope Street and the New Canaan Branch of the Metro-North New Haven Line. It is on the east side of the city, north of the Glenbrook section and south of Newfield. To its east is northern Darien and to its west is the Belltown neighborhood.

Springdale has its own traditional downtown area, mostly along Hope Street, containing such venues as the State Theater movie house and Twin Rinks ice rink. Twin Rinks has two regulation-size (200 feet by 85 feet) rinks at 1063 Hope St. Easy access to New York City is available through the Springdale train station on the New Canaan Branch. Other amentities include restaurants, professional offices, laundromats, banks, and a variety of small, locally-owned shops.

The Weed Branch of the city library system is also in the neighborhood, on Hope Street. Nearby is the Springdale Little League baseball field, which has lights for nighttime games. It has become one of the premier Little League fields in all of Connecticut, playing host to many summertime "All-Star" Little League games from all over the region.

The neighborhood is served by Springdale Elementary School, Dolan Middle School, and Stamford High School.

Noroton River, about 1911

Both Sacred Heart University of Fairfield and the University of Bridgeport have conducted classes at "campuses" (rented space for classrooms) in Springdale near the railroad station.

The Riverbend Office Park and Omega Engineering Inc. are also near the railroad station.

Local landmarks[edit]

Pedestal clock at entrance to railroad station, Hope Street ("EST. 1868" when station opened)

Fire Department[edit]

The Stamford Fire Rescue Department's Fire Station # 7, as well as the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department, serve the neighborhood.

For further reading[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ [1] "A part of Stamford history is for sale," by Susan Nova, special correspondent, The Advocate, Real Estate section, August 4, 2006, accessed August 5, 2006. The Advocate tends to take its articles off the Web site after a week, the article appeared on page R1

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In Springdale[edit]

In Stamford[edit]

Coordinates: 41°05′16″N 73°31′27″W / 41.08778°N 73.52417°W / 41.08778; -73.52417