In my continuing series spotlighting Stamford neighborhoods, let’s take a peek at the pocket neighborhood of Pepper Ridge. This neighborhood is located from Oaklawn Avenue to Vine Road, and Newfield Avenue to High Ridge Road. Right in the middle of the area you’ll find Newfield Elementary School.
Real estate is made up of a variety of size and style of homes – from more modest homes on .14 acre lots closer to Oaklawn Avenue growing in size and acreage as you approach Vine Rd. Homes also range in age anywhere from the 1940’s through new construction. The current rate of vacancies in Pepper Ridge is lower than 91.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S.! This mean the housing supply in Pepper Ridge is very tight compared to the demand for property here. It’s evident that the residents in Pepper Ridge love where they live and with good reason.
Take a drive along any of the intertwined streets, and you will often find residents going out for a stroll, tending their gardens, or chatting with other neighbors. This is the kind of neighborhood where everybody knows your name and the school crossing guard at the corner of Turner and Pepper Ridge waves to every car that passes by!
One of the neighborhood’s bonuses is the Newfield Swim & Tennis Club, a private club located on 80 Red Bird Road. The Club is a wonderful option for residents who want to enjoy summer activities close to home. Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, 5 Har-Tru tennis courts, playground, basketball courts, screened picnic area and more. Children have many activities to participate in, including a competitive swim, dive and water polo teams, synchronized swimming, and tennis, among others. Adults can sign up for tennis clinics and teams, relax in the pool, or attend social events throughout the summer.
If you prefer living in a neighborhood with wide, walkable streets or enjoy exchanging pleasantries with your neighbors, Pepper Ridge might be just what you’re looking for.
My newest listing on 275 Silver Hill is currently available and ready for the next lucky homeowner!
Here are a few of my other recent Pepper Ridge listings which are either under contract or sold – maybe we should call it
“Hot Pepper” Ridge!