The western side of Greenwich stretches all the way from the New York border on the north to Long Island Sound on the south. Byram, Pemberwick and Glenville are neighborhoods within this territory that offer some commercial establishments as well as condominiums and single-family homes. The waterfront in Byram offers some of the area’s most beautiful open views across the sound to Long Island. In addition, the area is extremely popular due to its easy access to the Westchester/White Plains community as well as retail centers in Armonk, NY. Offices, services, restaurants, a variety of grocery stores, high end automotive dealers and retail flank Putnam Avenue, with Greenwich Office Park and the Greenwich Main Post Office reaching north along Valley Drive. Western Greenwich includes condominiums, multi-family and high estates estate homes in back country, mid-country and along the shore of the Long Island Sound.
Parks, Clubs and Amenities: Byram Shore and Rosenwalk Park is a tremdous asset to western Greenwich. A beautiful vista, playgrounds, pool, beach, tennis, fields and marina are hallmarks of the multi-use area. Western Greenwich Civic Center includes a children’s playground and fields. Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is on the grounds of the former Byram School off Western Junior Highway and Byram Road. The rink is open September through Mid March and has seating capacity for 550 spectators. Locker rooms, skate rentals and ball fields are also on location.
Schools: Western Middle School is the only middle school in Townwide Greenwich offering International Baccalaureate World School Middle Years Programme. As a magnet school, Greenwich residents outside of the middle school district may apply for admission. Elementary schools include Glenville, Hamilton Avenue and New Lebanon. Private schools in western Greenwich include Brunswick Lower and Middle Schools and Convent of the Sacred Heart, both on King Street.
Transportation: Western Greenwich is well served by Greenwich train station and neighboring Port Chester station in New York, each along the New Haven line of Metro North, which takes commuters to Grand Central Station within 45 minutes. Western Greenwich also has easy access to I-95 via exit 2. A two mile stretch of I-287 connects I-95 with I-684. The northern section of western Greenwich borders the Westchester County airport and is 8 miles from White Plains and the Westchester Mall.
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