To the north along the Merritt Parkway, we find North Stamford, with large elegant homes, old estates and tree-lined streets reminiscent of back-country Greenwich.
Often hilly and wooded, it is less densely developed than the rest of the city, containing about one-third of the land area within the city but only about 12% of the total population (per the 2000 Census). North Stamford was a village until 1949, when it became part of the City of Stamford.To the southeast is the Springdale section of Stamford, to the south is the Turn of River section and to the southwest is the Westover section of Stamford. To the west is the “back country” of Greenwich and to the north is Pound Ridge, New York. To the east is New Canaan.
High Ridge Road, in the area just south of the Merrit Parkway, is the largest shopping district near North Stamford. A shopping plaza and some surrounding stores are also nearby on Newfield Avenue, and downtown Springdale also offers nearby stores.