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Home » Neighborhood Feature: Shippan Point, Stamford

Neighborhood Feature: Shippan Point, Stamford

April 24th, 2019 | Higgins Group Real Estate

Shippan Point is one of Stamford‘s most prestigious addresses. Extending out into the Long Island Sound, the peninsula’s location is enviable. That said, there is more to Shippan Point than beautiful views of the New York City skyline. Here are a couple of reasons why this waterfront neighborhood will make you fall in love with.

  1. Shippan Point is home to Stamford’s best waterfront homes.

    If you are looking for the waterfront property of your dreams in Stamford, most realtors will point you to the direction of Shippan Point.of the portion of the homes in the neighborhood boast waterfront views. A significant number of these properties even offer private beach access.

    Views and privacy are not the only things offered in Shippan Point. While many waterfront properties neighborhood are on the larger side (from half an acre to more), you will also find smaller, cozy cottages that still blend with the neighborhood. Architectural styles are also quite diverse, adding to Shippan Point’s allure.

  2. Shippan Point is all about provenance.

    Another characteristic that makes Shippan Point so desirable among home buyers is the local history, specifically the provenance of some properties in the neighborhood. For instance, the beautiful home at 141 Stamford Avenue used to be owned by a Rockefeller. Meanwhile, the 5-bedroom home at 1404 Shippan Avenue used to be part of the larger Chesterfield Inn, which was established in 1865.

    With all these in mind, there is without question that history is truly alive and well-preserved in Shippan Point.

  3. The village center has everything you need.

    Shippan Point is so accessible from downtown Stamford, but that does not mean you need to get out of the neighborhood to enjoy creature comforts. Shippan Avenue, a long stretch of picturesque road, is not only lined with fine homes but restaurants and other establishments as well.

    While it is not a proper village center, Shippan Avenue still offers a wide variety of goods and services to make living in Shippan Point even more convenient.

  4. Shippan Point has its own set of attractions.

    Although Shippan Point is largely residential, the neighborhood has its own charms and points of interest. One example is the Center for Arts & Antiques, located along Shippan Avenue. This establishment is the go-to stop for local antique lovers and collectors.

    Another local attraction is Marion Castle at One Rogers Road. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Marion Castle was once the abode of the Marion family sometime between early and mid-1900s. This French Chateau-style home is now solely used as a venue for community events.

  5. Sailing is well and alive in Shippan Point.

    If you are an avid sailor or boating enthusiast, Shippan Point will cater to your interests. The neighborhood is home to the prestigious Stamford Yacht Club, as well as Halloween Yacht Club.

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