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Old 08-26-2007, 11:16 PM
 
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My husband and I are planning on moving to the Springdale section of Stamford with our 2 young children. Can anyone tell me about the neighborhood? What about out the Springdale schools? Restaurants? Commute to NYC?
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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There is a metro-north train station in Springdale--which is probably around 50 mins or so to Grand Central--BUT, you may have to transfer at the main Stamford station--not 100% sure. A schedule could tell you exactly. Anyway, the Springdale neighborhood is a lovely area--very quaint. The "downtown" of the area is reminiscent of the 1950s small town America. It is a safe area, and there are some nice neighborhoods. Most of Stamford's lesser expensive homes can be found here--although there are "mcmansions" being built around.

As for the schools, Stamford schools all around are unfortunately not as good as they were 10 or 15 yrs ago. The superintendant is 35 yrs old, has no teaching experience, and the school board unfortunately are not that good at realizing teaching comes #1, not cutting expenses. He was just given a contract extension and a big bonus/raise. Most teachers' morale is low, and the best teachers are leaving for better districts. Some elementary schools are still good--Stillmeadow on Stillwater Rd is very good. I'm not sure in Springdale though. Private schools may be the best option right now.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Springdale is great if you like having everything close, almost within walking distance. There is a lot of diversity: age, nationality, income. You can transfer to the Main Metro North line downtown. It is easy to find a Metro North schedule online. As far as schools, I can't disagree that the overall school system might have declined, I don't think that is cause to run to private schools. There are plenty of great teachers who love teaching children willing to learn. There are a lot of restaurants in Springdale, some good, some not-so-good, but you can find most types of food.
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