Welcome to Greenwich
Peaceful yet bustling coastal community great for NYC commuters
A coastal community with easy access to over 30 miles of shoreline, Greenwich's natural landscape and amenities lure homebuyers and visitors from across the country. With gorgeous beachfront views, luscious parks, and plentiful trails, this coastal community is a perfect blend of big-city amenities and a peaceful haven.
Greenwich was first established with humble farming town roots in 1640, making it the tenth official town in Connecticut. Since then, the neighborhood has come a long way and has become a high-end and sought-after place to live. Home to many affluent and well-established families, Greenwich is a perfect place for Manhattanites looking to settle down somewhere with a spacious lot and a big yard. The area's many lush parks and highly-rated schools will be particularly attractive to families looking to move outside the city.
Less than 50 miles outside of New York City, this neighborhood offers small-town charm with all the modern city conveniences. Homes in Greenwich tend to be high-end styles with high-end prices. There are only a select few modest homes under $1 million available.
What to Love
- Over 30 miles of shoreline
- Ample opportunity for outdoor activities - multiple beaches, parkland, horseback riding trails
- Access to trendy and upscale shopping and dining scene
People & Lifestyle
The pool of Greenwich residents generally consists of established professionals and wealthy families. Greenwich is great for outdoor lovers and beachgoers, with picturesque views and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. The neighborhood is sought-after for its laidback vibe and slower pace of life, which contrasts heavily with its big-city neighbors.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Those looking for great eats and top-tier shopping can head right to Greenwich Avenue, a mile-long street dotted with the best the neighborhood has to offer. The community surrounds the central hub, so you'll find businesses, office space, and smaller houses nearby. Past these modest-sized houses in the rolling hills, you'll find the luxury multimillion-dollar estates.
All residents have easy access to Greenwich Avenue, and locals often spend weekend afternoons milling about the trendy boutiques and cute cafés. Check out local favorites like Il Pastaficio for Italian cuisine, Greenwich Flavor by Myrna's for fresh, authentic Mediterranean food in a casual and quaint environment, L'escale for delectable French cuisine, and Eastend for upscale New American dishes and craft cocktails.
Things to Do
Greenwich's natural landscape is the main attraction, but there's plenty of other options for fun. An unexpected appeal of the area is its vast arts and culture scene. From the annual Greenwich International Film Festival to the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science—which sits on a hilltop overlooking the harbor—there are incredible opportunities for creatives to take advantage. There's an excellent public library, offering movie screenings and follow-up discussions every Friday night—for free too!
With over 4,000 areas of parkland and beautiful beaches, there's always a chance for outdoor fun. There are many trails and over 150 miles of horseback riding trails. Tod's Point Beach is a local favorite!
Greenwich is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Greens Farms Academy, PK-12, highly rated Independent school
- Old Greenwich School, PK-5
- Greenwich High School, 9-12