Stratford is where the serenity of scenic views and the joy of warm gatherings perfectly collide, creating an ambiance that’s nothing short of enchanting.

Welcome to Stratford

An enchanting hamlet by the water, where serenity and joy reside

Welcome to Stratford, a charming tapestry woven with breathtaking waterfront vistas and a heartwarming community spirit. Stratford is where the serenity of scenic views and the joy of warm gatherings perfectly collide, creating an ambiance that’s nothing short of enchanting. Imagine a place where each corner is kissed by nature's beauty — sandy beaches, mesmerizing walkways, and delightful spots that make every walk, including those with your furry friends, an episode of rejuvenation.

Here, neighborhoods like Lordship lavish you with exhilarating views that seem like a constant, beautiful mirage while the convenience of modern life remains at your fingertips. Living in Stratford is like having a front-row seat to the splendid theater of nature without compromising accessibility and modern comforts. Just within reach, a train journey unfolds, easily connecting you to the vibrant rhythms of New York City, making the synergy between dynamic city life and serene coastal living seamless.

What to Love

  • Close proximity to NYC with convenient train commutes
  • Scenic waterfront vistas and captivating sunrises and sunsets
  • Thriving local hubs like Paradise Green for community events
  • Home demand is high, showcasing a vibrant real estate scene
  • Varied locale offerings, from peaceful walks to delightful dining

Local Lifestyle

In Stratford, life dances to the rhythm of delightful sunrises and enchanting sunsets. The community enjoys a vibrant tapestry of activities, all intimately connected to its beautiful natural setting. Walking by the seawall becomes a daily ritual, a path lit by nature’s magnificence, providing constant inspiration and serenity. The neighborhoods invite exploration, with pathways that echo the charm of its community and offer delightful encounters. In spaces like Roosevelt Forest, the natural world unveils its beauty, allowing for refreshing hikes and moments of peaceful reflection, making the Stratford lifestyle a rich and rewarding experience.

Dining and Entertainment

Every dining escapade in Stratford promises a blend of gastronomic delight and scenic pleasure. Places like Little Pub charm with their waterfront allure, transforming every meal into a splendid encounter with nature’s beauty. Rileys by the Sea echoes a similar charm, allowing the melodies of the ocean to accompany your dining experience.

Thirsty for crafted perfection? Two Roads Brewing Company unfolds a spectrum of innovative brews that promise to be a delightful voyage for your senses. Cravings for sweetness meet their match at Zack's Frozen Yogurt, where delightful treats promise to steal your heart. The Landing at Five Twenty enriches the town’s dining scene further, promising cozy encounters paired with heartwarming meals, while the heart of Paradise Green is where community favorites like Paradise Pizza and Sitting Duck Tavern promise warmth and delightful dining experiences.

Things To Do

Stratford's event calendar is a vibrant canvas painted with various hues of community celebrations and delightful gatherings. Events like the July 4th Fireworks Celebration transform the town into a magnificent spectacle of lights and joy. Similarly, the Blues on the Beach encapsulates the vibrant community spirit, filling the Short Beach with rhythmic melodies and a harmonious atmosphere.

Seasonal celebrations like The Great Pumpkin Festival and The Town Main St. Festival keep the community in a joyous swirl, ensuring that the town’s spirit is always in celebration. The town’s heart also beats in spaces like Roosevelt Forest, where nature’s beauty and peaceful ambiance provide a constant source of joy and recreation.


  • Elementary

    • Chapel Street Elementary School

    • Eli Whitney Elementary School

    • Franklin Elementary School

    • Lordship Elementary School

    • Nichols Elementary School

    • Second Hill Lane Elementary School

    • Wilcoxson Elementary School

  • Middle

    • Flood Middle School

    • Wooster Middle School

  • High

    • Bunnell High School

    • Stratford High School

Town Information

Total Population52,355
Median Income86,113
Education (Bachelor's Degree or Higher)34.1%
Area (Square miles)19.9

for more information: United Census Bureau


Elementary Schools
  • Chapel Street Elementary
  • Eli Whitney Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Lordship Elementary
  • Nichols Elementary
  • Second Hill Lane Elementary
  • Stratford Academy: Johnson House
  • Stratford Academy: Victoria Soto School
  • Wilcoxson Elementary
Middle Schools
  • Flood Middle
  • Wooster Middle
High Schools
  • Bunnell High
  • Stratford High
Private Schools

  • Helen King Reynolds | PreK
  • St. James School | PreK-8


Pediatric Healthcare AssociatesPediatric Healthcare Associate
The Milford Pediatric GroupThe Milford Pediatric Group

Important Town Locators

Town Hall2725 Main Street
Board of Education Building1000 East Broadway
Baldwin Senior Center100 West Broad Street
Stratford Recreation Department468 Birdseye Street
Fire Station2750 Main Street
Main Library140 Reef Road
Police Station2203 Main Street

Things to Do

Natural Attractions / Other Special Locations

Connecticut Air and Space CenterConnecticuty Air Space & Space Center
  • Short Beach
  • Long Beach​​​​​​​
Sports Center of ConnecticutSports Center
Roosevelt ForestTown of Stratford
Short Beach Golf CourseTown of Stratford
Boothe Memorial ParkTown of Stratford

Overview for Stratford, CT

52,360 people live in Stratford, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $41,474. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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


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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


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Median Age

47.55 / 52.45%

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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