Located near the Housatonic River, Stratford, Connecticut, is a town with lots of character and history. Colonial homes dating as far back as the 1700s are what you'll find for sale here. Of course, those aren't the only types of residences you'll find. Adorable ranch homes, cozy condominiums, and single- and multi-family homes with gorgeous landscapes are also available.
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Founded in 1939, Stratford began as a plantation formed by William Beardsley, Adam Blakeman, and about 35 other families. The town is part of the original 13 colonies and was established through the occurrence of the Great Migration. Some descendants of the original founding families continue to live in Stratford and have now been joined by many others. The community started with a population of about 3,438 people and has since expanded to an estimated 52,734 as of 2014. Most residents work in occupations such as sales and management, while others hold positions in the construction and computer sectors.
Locals in Stratford get to experience the change of the seasons each year. Average temperatures in January through March are in the 30s but skyrocket to the 80s in mid-July and fall back to the 30s & 40s in November and December. The changing temperatures allow residents and visitors to enjoy various activities during different times of the year. During the summer, many may visit places like Boothe Memorial Park or the Shakespeare Festival Theatre, where many well-known celebrities have been featured. In cooler months, or at any time, the National Helicopter Museum is a main attraction, as Stratford is where one of the world's first successful helicopters was built. The town is also full of places to enjoy fine cuisine, which is another pastime of many of the locals. Beauty, history and diversity make Stratford a great place for its occupants to call home. Browse our listings to find your personal piece of of this town.