78 Apartments for rent in Stamford, CT

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Last updated December 13 at 3:05am UTC
148 Myrtle Ave
East Side
Stamford, CT
Updated November 24 at 11:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
545 Bedford Street
Downtown Stamford
Stamford, CT
Updated December 13 at 1:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
960 Hope Street
Stamford, CT
Updated December 6 at 4:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
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City Guide
First Priorities

Check your bank account to ensure that you have enough money to cover the security deposit, and at the very least, the first month’s rent. Your landlord will almost certainly require these items, in addition to running a background check, a credit check, and possibly, asking for a reference or two. Make sure these little details are in order before setting out on your search for apartments in Stanford. If your credit is bad, you might need a guarantor or consignee with good credit to help you secure an apartment.

Make a List, Check it Twice

Before you hit the road in your search for rental properties, create a list of the essentials you will expect in your new apartment. The vacancy rate for rental homes in Stamford is only 4%, meaning the competition for really good apartments will be high. Creating a list of the things that matter the most to you will help you make the right decision when you finally find an apartment that looks just right. More than likely, you might not find an apartment with all of the qualities you have listed, but one that has most of your requirements will work just fine. As an added benefit, this list will help your real estate agent (if you are using one) narrow down the search for your ideal apartment.

Put in Some Legwork Don’t rely only on the listings you find online. If you can, drive around to see if you can find some of those hidden gems the landlords did not place on online real estate websites. Sometimes, by asking around, you might score that perfect place.

Where to live in Stanford

The exact location where you end up in Stamford will affect your overall perception of the city. Those living by the water have a different view than those living inland. Here is an overview of some of Stamford's residential neighborhoods.

Long Ridge: A part of North Stamford, Long Ridge is a village located in an area marked as a historic district on The National Register of Historical Places.

Shippan Point: Shippan Point is in the East Side neighborhood, and is located on a peninsula in Long Island Sound. The strategic placement of the area along the ocean shoreline means the residents of this community enjoy a truly spectacular view of the ocean, with water-related activities like fishing, diving, and water-skiing. This also an older neighborhood with many houses that were built before the 1940s.

Springdale: Large availability of small studios and small apartment buildings. The majority of Springdale residents own a car and the commute to work is generally between 15 and 30 minutes.

Living in Stamford, CT

One of the things that stands out about Stamford is the scenery, which is why it is a huge draw for sightseers coming to scope out the historic places, waterfront views, and general ambience of the city. Even though most of the residents own their own vehicles, a significant number still get around with public transportation, particularly, the train. The city bus service is provided by CT Transit, and there are six airports within a 90-minute drive of the city.

Rent Report

December 2017 Stamford Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Stamford Rent Report. Stamford rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Stamford rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Stamford rents declined marginally over the past month

Stamford rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Stamford stand at $1,490 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,890 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Stamford's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Stamford

Rent growth in Stamford has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Stamford is less affordable for renters.

  • Stamford's median two-bedroom rent of $1,890 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Stamford.
  • While rents in Stamford remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.9%), Seattle (+3.5%), and Dallas (+2.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,020, $1,660, and $1,100 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Stamford than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $880, where Stamford is more than twice that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.