On scenic Long Island Sound, just 30 miles from midtown Manhattan, Greenwich, Connecticut is a vibrant cosmopolitan community considered among the most desirable in the nation. Greenwich is 50 square miles stretching from the rolling hills, woodlands and meadows of the backcountry to 32 miles of shoreline on the Sound. The town is comprised of several villages or hamlets, each with its own unique character. Along with prestigious country clubs, yacht clubs, and magnificent real estate, Greenwich offers more than 1,500 acres of beautiful parklands including the Audubon Center, the splendid beaches and scenic nature trails of Greenwich Point and an 18-hole town golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.
The main business district of Central Greenwich, with Greenwich Avenue as its signature street, offers a wide range of shops and restaurants. Extensive cultural attractions include the nationally recognized Bruce Museum, the Greenwich Library, and numerous performing arts organizations. Greenwich public schools are consistently ranked among the finest in the nation, and the town is also home to excellent private schools. Greenwich is served by convenient commuter train service to Manhattan, less than an hour’s ride away, and is situated minutes from Westchester County Airport and within easy reach of three major airports.
- Convenient access to New York City
- Long Island beaches, clubs, parks and recreation
- Wide range of restaurants and boutique shopping
- Commercial districts, office buildings, employment opportunities
- Excellent public and private schools and highly active PTAs
- Generous community with plenty of volunteer opportunities
As the gateway to New England, Greenwich links the natural beauty of its region with the bustling activity of New York’s metropolitan area. Greenwich combines small-town charm and urban sophistication. With 32 miles of beaches and shoreline on Long Island Sound, beautiful parks, revered private and public schools, a new state-of-the-art hospital and a well-endowed library, Greenwich continues to attract leaders of the corporate, financial, entertainment and sporting worlds. The convenient access to Manhattan is only enhanced by countless local amenities and attractions for town residents. Parks, recreation, clubs and dedicated open space are hallmarks of Greenwich.
Townwide Greenwich includes the surrounding districts of Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside, and Old Greenwich. The more densely populated areas of Greenwich are found in the southern third of Greenwich. Here too you will find the commercial districts. Mid-Country and Back-Country are characterized by residential areas, schools, parks and clubs. See neighborhood pages for more information.
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