By the 18th century, one of the primary industries of the town was merchandising by water, which was possible due to Stamford's proximity to New York.In 1692, Stamford was home to a less famous witch trial than the well-known Salem witch trials, which also occurred in 1692.
Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant 100 Companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations.
This gives Stamford the largest financial district in New York Metro outside New York City itself and one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation.
Winter weather is far more variable than summer weather along the Connecticut coast, ranging from sunny days with higher temperatures to cold and blustery conditions with occasional snow.
Like much of the Connecticut coast and nearby Long Island, NY, some of the winter precipitation is rain or a mix and rain and wet snow in Stamford.
Late day thundershowers are common in the hottest months (June, July, August), despite the mostly sunny skies.
The cool/cold season is from late November though mid March.Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643.Stamford is also home to the Stamford Waterside Design District – a creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to Interior Design and Architecture.Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it as such.In the 1960s and 1970s, Stamford's commercial real estate boomed as corporations relocated from New York City to peripheral areas. The company put up what was the city's tallest structure, One Landmark Square, at 21 floors high, and the GTE building (now One Stamford Forum), along with the Marriott Hotel, the Stamford Town Center and many of the other downtown office buildings.