STRATFORDBoothe Memorial Park. (Courtesy of Igor154)
Stratford is the easternmost town of Connecticut's 'Gold Coast,' beautifully situated on Long Island Sound and the mouth of the Housatonic River. A quiet seaside community with picturesque front lawns and comfortable neighborhoods, it's also well-connected to New York, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts. The I-95 highway and the Merritt Parkway run through town, as do Metro-North commuter trains to Grand Central. Amtrak trains stop next door in Bridgeport.
Apartments for rent in Stratford are often close to the best of what Mother Nature offers. The area boasts two swimming beaches, five marinas and plenty of places to fish. Walking trails weave through the town's 250-acre Roosevelt Forest, which is also great for summer picnicking and winter snowshoeing. The Great Meadows salt marsh protects rare owls, sparrows, egrets and falcons.
When the urge to get out of town hits, escape to New England. Drive east to access coastal roads that take you through quaint towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island. From New London, take a ferry to Rhode Island's Block Island, or the North Fork of Long Island. Within 100 miles northwest are rural escapes like New York's dramatic Hudson River Valley, picturesque Litchfield County, and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires.
Renting in Stratford, CT
Stratford is a desirable place to live and housing prices reflect that, especially for beachfront property. Be sure to conduct a thorough search to get a sense of the area. The city flies a little under the radar, so the market's not dog-eat-dog, but it's still a good idea to move fast once you find a perfect place.
Stratford Historical Society at Judson House. (Courtesy of By Tomticker5)