This town is a treasure trove of scenic beauty, from its lush parks and beaches to the picturesque streets lined with a diverse array of homes.

Welcome to Stratford

A picturesque retreat where community spirit and convenience harmonize

Nestled in the heart of Fairfield County, Stratford offers a serene suburban oasis that effortlessly blends the charm of Connecticut with the vibrant pulse of a close-knit community. This town is a treasure trove of scenic beauty, from its lush parks and beaches to the picturesque streets lined with a diverse array of homes. Whether you're drawn to the allure of waterfront properties, the classic elegance of colonial homes, or the sleek simplicity of modern apartments, Stratford real estate caters to every preference, ensuring a perfect match for various lifestyles and budgets.

Stratford’s draw is its warm and welcoming atmosphere, where neighbors know each other by name and a friendly smile greets you at every corner. The town's strategic location offers the dual benefit of secluded suburban living with easy access to Fairfield County's rich array of shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Here, the past and present fuse, creating a living experience that's as enriching as it is comforting.

What to Love

  • Easy access to shopping, dining, and leisure options
  • Tucked close to the Long Island Sound, with watersports a fun pastime
  • Sought-after real estate, with many properties appreciating rapidly
  • A town steeped in history with a vibrant cultural scene

Local Lifestyle

Life in Stratford is an engaging blend of outdoor adventures, cultural pursuits, and leisurely days spent exploring local shops and eateries. Residents take pride in their active community life, participating in local events, supporting farmers' markets, and enjoying the town's many parks and recreational facilities. The lifestyle here encourages a balance between relaxation and engagement, offering opportunities for both quiet contemplation and vibrant social gatherings. Stratford's residents cherish their town's natural beauty and cultural heritage, fostering an environment where both the individual and the community flourish.

Dining and Shopping

Stratford's culinary scene delights with an array of options from cozy cafés to gourmet restaurants, reflecting the town's diverse tastes and global influences. Dining in Stratford means experiencing flavors that range from classic American to international cuisines, all served with a side of local charm. The town's proximity to Fairfield County's dining hotspots further expands the palette of options available to residents.

Shopping in Stratford combines the convenience of modern retail with the charm of local boutiques and specialty shops. The town offers everything from daily necessities to unique finds, ensuring a shopping experience that's both convenient and delightful. For those searching for more extensive retail therapy, the surrounding areas in Fairfield County provide a plethora of shopping malls and designer outlets, making Stratford a central hub for shoppers.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Stratford is a haven for those who love the outdoors and cultural explorations. The Short Beach Golf Course is a gem for golf enthusiasts, offering stunning views and challenging play. For history buffs, the Stratford Historical Society opens a window into the town's rich past, offering insights and stories that have shaped the community.

Entertainment in Stratford goes beyond the traditional, with a variety of festivals, community events, and live performances that fill the calendar. The town's parks and beaches offer endless opportunities for recreation, from serene walks along the waterfront to lively summer concerts. Stratford's commitment to fostering a vibrant community spirit is evident in its array of activities and entertainment options, making every day a new opportunity for adventure and discovery.

Demographics and Employment Data for Stratford, CT

Stratford has 20,187 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Stratford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 52,360 people call Stratford home. The population density is 5,178.243 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.55 / 52.45%

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10-17 Years


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25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Stratford, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Stratford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
9th - 12th
K - 6th
Second Hill Lane School
PreK - 6th
Stratford High School
9th - 12th
David Wooster Middle School
7th - 8th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PreK - 6th
Stratford Academy - Johnson House
2nd - 6th
Stratford Academy - Victoria Soto School
PreK - 1st
No rating available
K - 6th
Harry B. Flood Middle School
7th - 8th
K - 6th
K - 6th
K - 6th
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