Financiers will find their nirvana when moving to Stamford, as it is a city filled with economic energy but is far less chaotic than Manhattan. Although located in Connecticut, this city is considered a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area and is home to the largest financial district in the area, aside from New York City itself. Several Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies consider Stamford, CT their main hub, including Charter Communications and Pitney Bowes. The UBS North American headquarters and trading floor is in Stamford, and the Royal Bank of Scotland moved its North American headquarters to the city in 2009. The city's financial district is one of the most concentrated corporate areas in the nation, and the city's transit system seamlessly accommodates business people traveling throughout the metropolitan area.

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Stamford, CT combines the big city flare of Manhattan, which is only 30 miles away, with hominess and history. Homebuyers will find everything from luxury multimillion-dollar dwellings to affordable family estates. Forty-five neighborhoods and two historic districts make up the city. Those looking for an energetic atmosphere should search the downtown district for their pad. Families prefer to settle in the city's charming suburbs, such as Springdale, which is known for its small-town feel and woodsy atmosphere.

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