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Shippan Point
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Wallacks Point
Davenport Association
Davenport Point
Westcott Cove
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Stamford Homes

Real Estate Viewpoint

by Christina Tracy

* Article Featured in Stamford Plus Magazine

Dolphin Cove's Pool
Stamford Homes and Coastal Communities

Stamford’s waterfront properties are coming in to their own and becoming a real value play compared to Greenwich. Over the last few
years due to the increase in Greenwich taxes and property values the divergence between the two is rapidly closing making Stamford waterfront relatively much more attractive in a head to head comparison.

A view from Dolphin Cove

Wallacks Pointe

Davenports Association Dock

Dolphin Coves Association Dock

Most of the Coastal communities in Stamford are only minutes from the lively downtown area and are convenient to the Metro North station making them popular with commuters. The demand for real estate in the waterfront communities have continued to remain robust throughout the summer months.

Stamford is a haven for water enthusiasts as nature’s beauty finds many subtle expressions along Stamford’s coastline. The water communities in Stamford are quite diverse. There are many private associations and small coastal communities boasting private beaches along with spectacular views and amenities such as deep water docks, tennis courts and swimming pools. The landscape from waterfront community to waterfront community is quite different due to the natural coastline.

The largest water community in Stamford is the Cove area which consists of approximately 3000 single family homes and condominiums. Stamford’s Cove area coastline is bordered the Cove Harbor, Westcott Cove and by Holly Pond which is a waterway fed by the Noroton River overlooking the coastline of Darien.

The Cove is home to Stamford’s largest public beach the Cove Park. The Cove park is over 83 acres and has a wonderfully diverse shoreline with sandy beaches, rocky points and grassy picnic spots. There are public docks, a mile long walking trail, a playground, bike paths, an ice skating rink, designated rollerblading areas and picnic areas. The park is also home to Sound Waters, a non-profit educational organization which is housed in the beautiful historic Federalist-styled Holly House which was built in 1791. A recent waterfront sale with views of Holly Pond sold for a little over 1.2 Million in a multiple bid situation.

In the private Dolphin Cove association, there is an elegant clubhouse
along with a swimming pool, beach, cabana and tennis courts all which are situated right on Long Island Sound. It truly feels like a resort setting in Dolphin Cove, the views of Long Island Sound from the pool are simply breathtaking. Dolphin Cove offers the most amenities of any of the waterfront communities in Stamford.

Most of the homes in Dolphin Cove were built in the 70’s, the lots are
level and are closely spaced although they afford gorgeous views of Long Island Sound. This is a boater’s paradise since most of the waterfront homes in this community have access to deep water docks at the association dock or in their backyards. Dolphin Cove is in a convenient location just a few minutes to I95 and close to the Old Greenwich Border. Entry level waterfront homes with deepwater docks start around 2 million.

There are two other water communities with a private associations next to Dolphin Cove. The Davenport Association and Davenport Point Association. This enclave in the Waterside area of Stamford has some spectacular direct waterfront offerings. Most of the properties along the Davenport Drive are set on a level .5 acre, and many of the homes feature swimming pools, deep water docks and afford sweeping views of Long Island Sound. The Davenport Point association has a small private beach and additional dock spaces for residences and guests and the Davenport Association offers a deep water dock. Entry level direct waterfront homes in the community start at approximately 1.9 Million.

Wallack’s Pointe is another private association located at the end of a
cul-de-sac. This small peninsula faces Cove Harbor to the East and
Westcott Cove to the West. The majority of the homes in this small
community have spectacular water views and several have sandy private
beaches. There are some stunning period homes in this area. A new construction offering in this exclusive association is approximately 5,800 square feet is available for 3 Million.

The longest peninsula in Stamford is known as Shippan (pronounced shi-PAN) Point. Shippan Point was actually named by the Native Americans who sold the land in 1640 to the English settlers. There are approximately 1,150 homes and condominiums in a wide variety of styles in this area. Some of the period homes dating to the early 1900’s help to create a visually stimulating canvas include classic Tudor’s, large waterfront Colonials with sweeping porches, restored Victorians and the Marion Castle built in 1914 for silent film producer Frank J. Marion. This is the only structure in Shippan listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of these home’s are located along Ocean Drive East and Ocean Drive West which forms a small loop around the peninsula.

Shippan Avenue is the Street which bisects the peninsula and many of the Streets which run west and east off of this Avenue are comprised of small neighborhood associations with private beaches. Entry level homes in Shippan start around 900k and there are some lovely waterfront home offerings starting around 1.6 Million.

The price points mentioned in this article reflect some of the latest Stamford home water community offerings

Dolphin Coves Pool Area

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