Did you enjoy HarborFest at Harbor Point? Are you intrigued with the idea of living here? Let’s browse the luxury apartment buildings and lifestyle attractions that make up Harbor Point. There are 2 main neighborhoods: Yale & Towne (closer to the train) and Commons Park (closer to the waterfront).
Yale & Towne
Yale & Towne is a walkable, lifestyle-oriented neighborhood, well-loved for its short walk to the Metro North/Amtrak train station and its wide array of restaurants and merchants. You have at your doorstep New York’s famous Fairway Market grocery store, Harlan Social American Gastro-pub, Asian Bistro, and a must-try Dinosaur Bar-B-Que! You can find a Haute Nails salon, Subway, Le Pain Quotidien bakery, Design Within Reach furnishings, Verizon Retailer, CVS, The Style Bar hair salon, Go-Green Dry Cleaners….and more new choices arriving all the time! All residents have access to the free Trolley shuttle to the train and Downtown.
The converted Yale & Towne Lock Factory at 200 Henry Street showcases Stamford’s industrial heritage. “The Lofts” is a long, low brick building with high ceilings, exposed beams, brick and ductwork, combining modern architecture with vintage character. If you love the brick factories and warehouses in New York’s Tribeca, you’ll love “The Lofts.” Amenities include in-unit laundry, a newly renovated clubhouse, concierge service, fitness center, wifi lounge, and valuable Preferred Employer discounts on items like application fee and parking. http://www.ytlofts.com
Continuing the chic industrial theme is “The Key” at 110 Towne Street, a pet-friendly high rise with an indoor garage and in-unit washer/dryer. Amenities are located across the street at 111 Towne Street, including a including a rooftop pool/sundeck with fire-pits, grilling stations, billiard room, clubroom and gym. http://www.thekeystamford.com
Across the street are “111 Harbor Point” at 111 Towne Street and “The Lockworks” at 121 Towne. They both feature more modern architecture and less of an industrial feel. Amenities at these pet-friendly apartments include in-unit laundry, swimming pools, courtyards with gas-fueled fire pits and grills, fitness centers, concierge service and access-controlled garage parking. There are subtle differences in their architectural styles and floor plans, ranging from studios to three bedroom apartments and townhouse style units. A visit is the best way to see which location is best suited to your personal style. http://www.111harborpoint.com www.121towne.com
A health-oriented choice is “The Vault”, a completely smoke-free community at 120 Towne Street. “The Vault” offers balconies, in-unit laundry, a pool plaza, fire pits, BBQ pavilions, fitness center, and reserved garage parking. http://www.vaultapts.com.
A short stroll to the South from Yale & Towne, across a treed and lighted path, you find Commons Park, the focal point of many outdoor activities. All residents can participate in free fitness classes including yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, cross-training, dance, and even an exercise class with your baby’s stroller. There are free family movies, dog training in the HP dog park, painting classes, and the popular Farmer’s Market. A powerful draw to this neighborhood is the opportunity to keep your private sailboat or powerboat at one of the marinas that dot the Harbor.
The waterfront ambience is reflected in great seafood restaurants such as Sign of the Whale and Boothbay Lobster Company, joined by Mexicue, Harbor Point Wines & Spirits, Corbo’s Deli, Fortina Pizza, and Bareburger. For a fun change of pace, organize a wine-tasting-and-painting party at Pinot’s Palette. And of course, don’t miss the charming and convenient free Trolley rides to the train station and Downtown.
Okay, it’s fun to live here, but which building should you choose? They each have different architectural character and personality, so a visit is really necessary.
At the entrance to the Commons Park neighborhood is “101 Park Place”, the first style-setting high rise built in Harbor Point, located at 101 Washington Blvd. Amenities include in-unit laundry, a pool, sun deck, fitness center, garage, concierge services, and balcony views of the city skyline or harbor. www.101parkplace.com
The crown jewel of Harbor Point is “The Beacon” at 1 Harbor Point Road, the only building located directly on the waterfront. Many units offer a much-coveted harbor view from private balconies, and there is a stunning 22nd floor rooftop observatory with panoramic views of Manhattan, Long Island Sound, Westchester and Fairfield. In addition to the usual amenities, this building features a “great room” near the pool and sun deck, yoga studio, health club and game room. This building is worth a visit!
“NV@ Harbor Point” is the newest addition to the neighborhood, at 100 Commons Park North. Combining industrial design with a nautical color scheme, this building offers studio, one and two bedroom units with private balconies, in-unit laundry, pet-free or pet-friendly options, garage, and full amenities.
“Infinity Harbor Point” at 201 Commons Park South, is a delightful, well-designed building with spacious units, open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer/dryer, concierge, and full fitness amenities including roof-top pool and fire pits. The garage even has an electric car charging station. Nothing has been left out! Come for a tour!
A popular smoke-free option is the “Postmark Apartments” at 301 Commons Park South. Units are spacious and bright with huge windows and a selection of floor plans. Located right on the park, you have instant access to all of the outdoor fitness classes, neighborhood gatherings, restaurants and merchants. And don’t forget that the Yale & Towne district is only a short walk to the North along a beautifully landscaped path. This is a truly livable and walkable neighborhood. Welcome!