Situated just east of Central Greenwich, Cos Cob provides a peaceful village-like setting in a close-knit community with single-family Greenwich homes and condominiums. Cos Cob residential areas border the scenic Mianus River, and extensive marinas are located on the upper Mianus Harbor.
Characteristics: Cos Cob is primarily a residential community consisting of both single family houses and condominiums as well as some commercial use. Retail space is concentrated along Putnam Road and its intersections. Commercial, medical and marine related space is also found along the Mianus River.
Parks, Services, Clubs and Amenities: Cos Cob unveiled its nine-acre waterfront Cos Cob Park at 22 Sound Shore Drive in 2015. The scenic park includes a multi-use field, playground and walking trail overlooking the Mianus River. Mianus River and Natural Park is a full 100 acre park in North Cos Cob and neighboring Stamford. Activities are restricted by deed to passive recreation such as walking, jogging, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and nature study. Loughlin Playground is nearly seven acres with paddle tennis courts, tennis courts, ball field, soccer field and playground. The Water Club and Palmer Point Marina are member only sailing and water clubs with access to the Mianus River and Long Island Sound. The Montgomery Pinetum and Montgomery Park include ranging trails and a garden education center. The Bible Street Playground includes tennis courts, baseball diamonds, bocce courts and playgrounds. The fields are used for football, soccer and community activities.
Schools: Cos Cob Elementary school is located at 300 E Putnam Avenue in Cos Cob.
Transportation: The Cos Cob train station is located on Station Drive, south of I-95 and north of Cos Cob Park. The commute from Cos Cob to Grand Central Station in New York City is 30 miles along the Metro North New Haven Line. Major arteries include access to I-95 via exit 4 to the west of Cos Cob. In town, Putnam Avenue serves as the main thoroughfare.
Services and Features: Cos Cob has its own library just north of Putnam Road. Overlooking the harbor, the 1730 Bush-Holley House complex is a national landmark, now the headquarters of the Greenwich Historical Society, which served as the residence and studio of the renowned Cos Cob School of American Impressionism from 1890 to 1920, when Cos Cob was a thriving artist colony. Cos Cob offers a full range of local shops, restaurants, and services. The Cos Cob fire department is centrally located on Putnam Ave.
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