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Old 01-26-2023, 01:03 AM
 
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Due to the higher elevation of North Stamford, at times you will notice a weather difference. It's colder than around downtown. Often in the winter time you can be in the more urbanized parts of the municipality and everything looks completely dry, but as you go north on either High Ridge or Long Ridge roads you notice that at a certain point there will be snow on the ground. Some houses there have a steep and long driveway that go up on a side of a hill. You can simply imagine how much of a nightmare those driveways become when it snows and/or develop black ice.

The difference is also noticeable a certain times of other seasons. For example, in the Spring the trees in the lower part of Stamford will begin to bloom while that is not the case in many areas of North Stamford. A similar occurence happens in Autumn as the trees become bare more quickly in North Stamford than in Shippan Point.

I don't know how much higher in elevation is North Stamford relative to the area around downtown, but I'll tell you this. When driving south on High Ridge Road around the Bull's Head area near the Off 5th Ave store, in the horizon will be seen the Parc Building (former Trump building) which is one of the tallest buildings in the municipality. It looks that the height of the building and of High Ridge Road in that area are more or less the same. As you drive north of High Ridge Road you will notice that every few yards there are sort of steps and most are rising. That will continue well past the Merritt Parkway all the way to the New York state border. It doesn't stop there as it continues into that state. The point is that most likely North Stamford is at a higher elevation than any of the high-rises in and around downtown.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Live in NY, work in CT
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Due to the higher elevation of North Stamford, at times you will notice a weather difference. It's colder than around downtown. Often in the winter time you can be in the more urbanized parts of the municipality and everything looks completely dry, but as you go north on either High Ridge or Long Ridge roads you notice that at a certain point there will be snow on the ground. Some houses there have a steep and long driveway that go up on a side of a hill. You can simply imagine how much of a nightmare those driveways become when it snows and/or develop black ice.

The difference is also noticeable a certain times of other seasons. For example, in the Spring the trees in the lower part of Stamford will begin to bloom while that is not the case in many areas of North Stamford. A similar occurence happens in Autumn as the trees become bare more quickly in North Stamford than in Shippan Point.

I don't know how much higher in elevation is North Stamford relative to the area around downtown, but I'll tell you this. When driving south on High Ridge Road around the Bull's Head area near the Off 5th Ave store, in the horizon will be seen the Parc Building (former Trump building) which is one of the tallest buildings in the municipality. It looks that the height of the building and of High Ridge Road in that area are more or less the same. As you drive north of High Ridge Road you will notice that every few yards there are sort of steps and most are rising. That will continue well past the Merritt Parkway all the way to the New York state border. It doesn't stop there as it continues into that state. The point is that most likely North Stamford is at a higher elevation than any of the high-rises in and around downtown.

That kind of happened yesterday.....(the snow part north stamford vs downtown)
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:53 AM
 
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I also think there could be a cold hardy zone difference between the two. 6b vs 7.
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