Experience luxury living in a town with breathtaking waterfront, woodland views, expansive open space, world-class shops, fine dining and top schools thirty miles outside Manhattan.
Crossing the New York state line, Greenwich is the first town you reach in Connecticut; making it a highly desirable locale for globe-trotters who enjoy a rapid transit system of train and highways in close reach to three major airports, LaGuardia, Kennedy and Westchester County Airport. All over the world, Greenwich is known for luxurious manicured estates and exclusive privacy. The town’s beautiful rolling landscape is well suited to an eclectic mix of architectural styles where each classic colonial or ultra-modern contemporary home delivers something truly extraordinary.
GREENWICH REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
The coastal estates of Greenwich represent some of the most breathtaking residential properties on the east coast. With 32 miles of coastline, waterfront properties can be found throughout the enclaves of Belle Haven, Mead Point, Indian Harbor, Byram Shore, as well as Old Greenwich and Riverside. Stunning views of sea birds, boats, sunrises and dramatic city skyline draw people in while association boat docks, beaches and club houses entice weekenders and year-round buyers alike. Spacious and luxurious concierge style condos and penthouses frame a thriving business district. Central Greenwich is a perfect pied-a-terre near the Avenue’s world class shops and bistros. Elegant pre-war era homes blend with new construction residential enclaves and bring neighbors together for friendly side-walk block parties and Halloween costumes parades. Downtown is in walking distance to private academies, Greenwich High School, Whole Foods, Starbucks, the Greenwich Public Library and Greenwich Hospital. Ten minutes from the hub, stately homes grace larger properties with five or six bedrooms and great schools. The Merritt Parkway scenic highway creates an invisible dividing line between coveted Mid-country and famed Greenwich backcountry – a gorgeous section of bucolic farms and estates laced in designer gardens, English hedgerows, pools, fountains, tennis courts and outbuildings.
Highly sought after by hedge fund managers and financiers, this prospering Connecticut town of 62,000 residents enjoys a robust economy. Actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, movie producers, writers and politicians favor a superb quality of life along with discreet privacy. Celebrities including Adam Sandler, Ron Howard, Meryl Streep, Kathie Lee Gifford and Judge Judy share long-standing ties and enjoy the town's privacy as well as its hometown feel and resources. There have been at least 50 movies filmed in Greenwich.
THE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
Shops and restaurants add to the vibrancy and excitement in downtown. On weekdays and especially on weekends, the town's friendly police direct traffic along Greenwich Avenue which is considered the veritable hub for locals and out-of-town guests who will love to sample a variety of great food followed by several hours of window-shopping. It’s a great place to meet up with friends for a coffee or a drink after work. Excellent restaurants with four or five stars include: Elm Street Oyster House, Thomas Henkelmann’s Restaurant, L’Escale, Char, Meli-Melo, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse, Blackstones, Famous Greek Kitchen and The Ginger Man. New on the block: Miku Sushi, Little Beet Table for gluten-free dining and Mediterranean-inspired South Bay.
THE ARTS, SPORTS & LIFESTYLE
Fine arts, culture and sporting events are always happening in Greenwich. In addition to a wonderful collection of fine art and science exhibits at the Bruce Museum, the town enjoys an active town council along with philanthropic groups, such as Greenwich Arts Council (GAC) hosting a big Memorial Day parade with 5K road race; fireworks on Greenwich Point and at Binney Park; a concert series and kite flying plus sand castle festivals that are family-friendly. Organic foodies and home chefs enjoy Greenwich Farmer’s Market - an Arch Street tradition for 25 years. Exhibition polo matches and sailing regattas on the Sound throughout summer complement numerous events at private golf and country clubs like Round Hill and Stanwich Club.In the spring, residents and friends enjoy the annual spring Greenwich Town Party that always ends with an exceptional concert fun for all.
Greenwich Public Schools — and there are 11 elementary, 3 middle schools and 1 public high school are in a recent report assessing academics, attendance and graduation rates. Within the school system, is a priority, while arts is encouraged with special subjects like ceramics, theater arts and music offered. Spanish language education begins in third grade and the high school extends this with , including Mandarin Chinese.
THE BEACHES AND TRAILS
Whirlwind of dances, dinners and fundraisers might fill your social calendar, but when it comes to enjoying nature and the outdoors, there’s little need to travel very far. Greenwich offers some of the best beaches in New England with quintessentially charming Great Captain’s and Island Beach savoring views of the city skyline and permit-accessible to residents by ferry boat. Tod’s Point is a local favorite - in walking and biking distance for some, but all over a perfect place for sunning, swimming and sailing with family, friends and neighbors. Greenwich also has miles of green spaces and trails. Greenwich Riding Trails Association (GRTA) is a non-profit dedicated to preserving historic horse and hiking trails for public enjoyment. Birds and flora flourish at Bruce Park, Montgomery Pinetum and the Audubon Center on John Street.
THE HISTORY AND CLIMATE
Like most New England towns, Greenwich, settled in 1640, pre-dates the American Revolution. For centuries, it was a vital farm community that only came to the forefront when notable families like the Rockefellers and Gimbel discovered its peaceful beauty in summer months. Cos Cob is also an important connection to Impressionist Art in America during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Since it occupies the southernmost tip of New England, the entire region guarantees the best of all seasons. In autumn, the turning of the leaves is a natural wonder. In winter, expect snowy days primed for cross-country skiing and sledding parties. Summertime gets warm enough to enjoy a frequent dip in a pool or Long Island Sound.
Babcock Preserve Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center Bible Park Binney Park Bruce Park Byram Park Christiano Park Cos Cob Park Dorothy Hamill Rink / Strazza Field Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Grass Island Dog Park Greenwich Point Park Havemeyer Laddin’s Rock Sanctuary Loughlin Ave Mianus River & Natural Park Montgomery Pinetum Park Pemberwick Park Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Sachem Nature Preserve Schongalla Nature Preserve Skatepark William Street
Byram Park Beach and Pool Great Captain Island Greenwich Point (Tod’s Point) Island Beach
Byram Marina Cos Cob Marina Grass Island Marina Greenwich Point Boat Yard
PUBLIC SCHOOLS ()
Greenwich schools include both public and private. There are 11 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools and 1 public high school and several private schools all listed below.
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