Westport is a premier coastal town and serves as a retreat for people who need a respite from the hustle and bustle of the City. It offers stunning waterfront properties with views of the Long Island Sound as well as traditional New England style homes nestled in the charming countryside. Westport public schools emphasize a strong academic curriculum and benefit from the generous support and involvement of its residents. The town is located within 50 miles from New York City, which makes it a favorable location for home buyers who commute for work.

Westport’s beauty inspires a wealth of recreational activity and outdoor enjoyment. The beaches of Long Island Sound are the perfect place for residents to partake in their favorite water activities. Boating aficionados may also enjoy private yachting clubs and marinas. Westport is also home to Sherwood Island State Park, which consists of 235 acres and offers exceptional trails for hiking and nature study. Here residents can enjoy a nature center, fishing, swimming, picnicking and more shoreline fun.

As if scenic views, rigorous schools and recreation activities weren’t enough, the town is also rich in the arts. The Levitt Pavilion is a summer hotspot for family concerts and performances. The Westport Country Playhouse hosts professional touring companies. The town is also home to the Westport Friends of Music and the Westport Arts Center. There is truly something for everyone!

Travel Times to NYC: One hour, 19 minutes
Population: 26,391
Square Miles: 33.3

Neighborhoods:

  • Saugatuck is located around the Westport railroad station near the southwestern corner of the town. It features restaurants, stores and offices.
  • Saugatuck Shores is a curved peninsula surrounded by the Long Island Sound, this area was once part of the town of Norwalk. Today several hundred residents live on the peninsula, which became part of Westport in the 1960s.
  • Saugatuck Island
  • Greens Farms is Westport’s oldest neighborhood starting around Hillspoint Road and ending at Westport’s eastern boundary.
  • Old Hill is located west of the Saugatuck River and north of the Post Road, a historic section of town with many homes from the Revolutionary and Victorian eras.
  • Coleytown is located at the northern edge of town near the Weston town line. It is home to a fire station as well as one middle school and one elementary school.
  • Compo is situated around the main beach in the town, Compo Beach.

Public Schools:

Westport Public Schools

 

Private Schools:

Westport

 

New Canaan

 

Darien

 

Greenwich

 

Rowayton/Wilson Point

 

Stamford

 

Wilton

 

This independent report ranks Westport schools among the highest in the state.