Sometimes referred to as the neighborhood of Ridgeway, Mid-City packs a lot of punch into a small geographic area! Within a ½ mile radius, residents have access to shopping centers, restaurants, medical facilities, fitness centers, a wonderful city park and a public golf course. There are also corporate complexes and a hotel to accommodate traveling executives or visiting guests. The housing options include established leafy pocket neighborhoods, gated townhome communities and apartment rental buildings.
Scalzi Park is one of the anchors of Mid-City and is the 3rd largest city park in Stamford. The park was named after John A Scalzi, Jr. a lifelong Stamford resident and a talented athlete in three sports – baseball, football and basketball. Scalzi went on to Georgetown University where he continued his athletic career and became a pro baseball player with the Boston Braves in 1931. His career was shortened by an arm injury but he continued pursuing his life-long love of sports by becoming a top college basketball and football official and later a district scout for the New York Mets. Scalzi Park is comprised of 48 acres and features tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, softball fields, running and hiking trails, a splash pad for children, playground, roller rink, and a bocce ball arena. Cubeta Stadium is also located in Scalzi Park and is home to the Stamford American Legion baseball squad.