is a section or neighborhood in Stamford
Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643, making it the fourth largest city in the state and the eighth largest city in New England...
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. It is known around Stamford to have a small-town feel in the middle of a mid-sized city. Springdale offers both older, relatively modest homes in the lower Springdale area along with more expensive real estate toward the woodsy and affluent North Stamford section.
The Springdale section is generally defined as the area in the immediate vicinity of Hope Street and the New Canaan Branch of the Metro-North New Haven Line. It is on the east side of the city, north of the Glenbrook
Glenbrook is a section of the city of Stamford, Connecticut. It is located on the eastern side of the city, east of Downtown, north of the East Side and the Cove sections and south of the Springdale section. To the west is Downtown Stamford and to the northwest is Belltown. To the east is...
section and south of Newfield. To its east is northern Darien
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and to its west is the Belltown neighborhood.
Springdale has its own traditional downtown area, mostly along Hope Street, containing such venues as the State Theater movie house and Twin Rinks ice rink. Twin Rinks has two regulation-size (200 feet by 85 feet) rinks at 1063 Hope St. Easy access to New York City is available through the Springdale train station
The Springdale Metro-North Railroad station is located in Springdale section of Stamford, Connecticut along the New Canaan Branch of the New Haven Line.-Description:...
on the New Canaan Branch. Other amentities include restaurants, professional offices, laundromats, banks, and a variety of small, locally-owned shops.
The Weed Branch of the city library system is also in the neighborhood, on Hope Street. Nearby is the Springdale Little League baseball field, which has lights for nighttime games. It has become one of the premier Little League fields in all of Connecticut, playing host to many summertime "All-Star" Little League games from all over the region.
The neighborhood is served by Springdale Elementary School, Dolan Middle School, and Stamford High School.
Both Sacred Heart University of Fairfield
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and the University of Bridgeport have conduct classes at "campuses" (rented space for classrooms) in Springdale near the railroad station.
The Riverbend Office Park and Omega Engineering Inc. are also near the railroad station.
- Scofield-Hoyt farmhouse, Eden Road, built in 1868 by John Scofield and Catherine Hoyt Scofield (on land inherited from Catherine's father) as part of a farm that also covered 37 acres (149,733.8 m²) across the street (land from the estate of Peter Scofield). Original wood in the home was taken from that land. The couple's three children, James, Frances and Ann Augusta, never married and all lived in the house till 1902. Some of the remaining original features of the house are the pegged post-and-beam frame,the front six-over-six windows, the hardware on the doors, rough-hewn ceiling beams and dry-laid stone walls.
The Stamford Fire Rescue
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Department's Fire Station # 7, as well as the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department, serve the neighborhood.
For further reading
- "Springdale Remembered 1640-1949, by Rosemary Burns
- The Story of the Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut by Jeanne Majdalany