Greenwich offers a luxurious blend of elegant coastal living, shopping, leisure and cultural activities. The town borders New York and offers a convenient 31-mile commute by rail or highway to New York City. Home buyers may choose from beautiful estates and manors on the coastline to country cottages nestled in rolling hills to contemporary condominiums. The town also boasts of a high-achieving, well-funded public school system.
The town has four public and numerous private beaches on Long Island Sound, swim clubs, two lakes plus public and private marinas. There are numerous public parks and a 297-acre preserve with trails for everything from hiking, biking, horse-back riding to cross-country skiing. There are five country clubs with golf courses plus the town-owned Griffith E. Harris golf course. Residents may also lace up their skates for the Dorothy Hamill Indoor Skating Rink.
The town is rich in culture and the arts. Its residents benefit from the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, the Greenwich Arts Council, conservation groups, a senior center, two civic centers and local theater groups. The Arts Center features works by local artists where you can watch artists creating and performing their creative works. There is literally something for everyone.
Travel Times to NYC: Approximately 40 minutes
Square Miles: 67.2
- Belle Haven is a wealthy coastal community made up of charming moderate homes to stunning mansions. The area offers outstanding water views of tidal ponds, the bay or the Long Island Sound. This is an historical and nautical neighborhood that is home to many executives and celebrities.
- Cos Cob stretches from the Long Island Sound to more northern areas of Greenwich. It offers an easy commute to the downtown shopping ares and homes typically have larger pieces of property, especially in the more northern areas.
- Glenville is a lovely suburban area of Greenwich made up of larger properties than you would find in-town. Glendale has its own shopping area with fine restaurants and stores.
- North Greenwich consists of large properties, horse farms, gorgeous antiques and new construction. The area is popular for professionals and families, as it is close to Merritt and many private schools.
- Old Greenwich boasts a charming town center where you will find tons of people walking with their kids and dogs. Old Greenwich, similar to Riverside, is seeing a boom in activity with tear-downs, renovations and new construction. House prices vary and go into the multi-millions.
- Putnam Ave./Old Church Rd is primarily made up of stately single family homes that are either antique (over 100 years old) or vintage (built before 1949), although newer homes certainly exist.
- Riverside is a booming water community where you will see beautiful and quaint neighborhoods, some that are in transition with tear-downs and new construction. House prices vary and are quickly rising. House prices can go into the multi-millions.
- Stanwich/Banksville is the home of stately mansions and more moderately priced homes. Homes in this area are newer than other areas, dating mostly from 1940 – 1999. New construction homes can often be found where older homes were torn down.
Other Greenwich neighborhoods include:
- South of Parkway
- North of Parkway
- Brunswick School
- Convent of the Sacred Heart
- Greenwich Academy
- Greenwich Catholic School
- The Greenwich Country Day School
- The Mead School
- The Stanwich School
- Whitby School
- Winston Preparatory School (Norwalk)
This independent report ranks New Canaan schools among the highest in the state.