Greenwich is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, approximately 38 minute by train from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
The town is named after Greenwich, a borough of London. Greenwich offers a variety of cultural opportunities such as its own symphony, an arts council, several art societies, dance groups and active theater associations. The Bruce Museum attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually.
The Greenwich Library provides lectures, films, art gallery exhibits and lending libraries of books, records, art and films. Major shopping areas in Greenwich include downtown Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob, and Old Greenwich, which are bustling with shoppers seven days a week.
Greenwich has four beaches on Long Island Sound including Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach and Great Captain Island.
Greenwich Point is on a peninsula and includes picnic areas, a beach and small marina. The town also has eight country clubs with golf courses and over 25 Parks & Playgrounds.
Greenwich, CT Neighborhoods
Greenwich is has approximately 25 sections or neighborhoods including: Back Country, Belle Haven, Byram, Chickahominy, Cos Cob, Fourth Ward (Fourth Ward Historic District), Glenville, Greenwich (Downtown Greenwich), Greenwich Cove, Holly Hill, Mianus, Millbrook, Municipal Center District, North Mianus, North Street (refers to the neighborhood surrounding North Street), Old Greenwich (Sound Beach), Palmers Hill, Pemberwick, Pine Hill. Riverbank, Riverside, Riversville, Rockridge, Round Hill, Stanwich.
Greenwich CT zip codes include 06807, 06830,06831, 06870, 06878.
Greenwich, CT Housing and Real Estate
If you’re in the market to buy real estate or thinking about relocating to Greenwich, CT, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
For a hotel stay, try the Old Greenwich Hyatt.
According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 67.2 square miles. In terms of area, Greenwich is twice the size of Manhattan. The town is bordered to the west and north by Westchester County, NY, to the east by the city of Stamford, and to the south by Long Island Sound. Greenwich, CT gets 50 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 2 inches.
The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 118. On average, there are 190 sunny days per year in Greenwich, CT. The July high is around 82 degrees. The January low is 21. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 45 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
The town of Greenwich has five main streets stretching as arteries from the south to the north (New York). Starting from the west and moving east, we have Riversville Road, Round Hill Road, Lake Avenue, North Street and then Stanwich Avenue on the eastern boarder of town.
Business is important to Greenwich and with the influx of corporate headquarters, the town has become a power center in Fairfield County. Businesses based in Greenwich include: Antares Investment Partners, AQR Capital, Arch Capital Group, Ltd., Belpointe Asset Management – a wealth management firm, Blue Sky Studios, Blyth, Inc., Cambridge Solutions, First Reserve Corporation, United Rentals Inc., and Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc.
Both the Official AENGLC Wealth Value and the CPR AENGLC Wealth Value show Greenwich as having the highest wealth value in Connecticutat over $430,000 per person. The AENGLC is based on the value of residential and commercial real estate and not a measure of the personal wealth of individual residents.
One of my favorite, The Ginger Man.
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 30.99%
- Professional and Related Occupations 25.13%
- Service 10.46%
- Sales and Office 24.25%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.11%
- Construction, Extraction and Maintenance 4.88%
- Production, Transportation and Material Moving 4.03%
- Unemployment Rate 6.70%
- Recent Job Growth 1.22%
- Future Job Growth 35.74%
- Income Taxes 5.00%
- Income per Cap $71,444
- Household Income $128,288
- Population 62,760
- Pop. Density 1,296
- Pop. Change 2.73%
- Median Age 42.6
- Households 23,537
- Household Size 2.63
- Male Population 47.98%
- Female Population 52.02%
- Married Population 57.33%
- Single Population 42.67%
Biggest Public Elementary/Middle and High schools in Greenwich, CTThe goal of the Greenwich Public Schools is to educate all students to their highest level of academic potential and to teach them the skills and knowledge to become capable and responsible members of the community. Greenwich Public Schools serves Greenwich. Schools in Greenwich spend $11,605 per student. There are 14 pupils per teacher, 243 students per librarian, and 341 children per counselor.
- Old Greenwich School
- Riverside School
- Cos Cob School
- The International School at Dundee
- North Street School
- Glenville School
- Parkway School
- Julian Curtiss School
- Hamilton Avenue School
- New Lebanon
- North Mianus
- Eastern Middle School
- Western Middle School
- Central Middle School
- Greenwich High School
- SUNY at Purchase College
- Manhattanville College
- SUNY Westchester Community College
- Norwalk Community College
- Iona College
- The College of New Rochelle
- Mercy College
- Greenwich Hospital Association - where I was born!
- Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
- White Plains Hospital
- Westchester Medical Hospital
Greenwich, CT Parks & Playgrounds - Babcock Preserve, Bible Street Playground, Binney Park, Bruce Park, Byram Shore Park & Rosenwald Property, Christiano Park, Cos Cob Mill Pond Area, DeLuca Property, Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink, Dundee Field & Gym, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Grass Island, Great Captain's Island, Greenwich Point and Greenwich Senior Center, Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, Havemeyer Field & Greenwich Common, Island Beach, Jaycee Park, Laddin's Rock, Loughlin Playground, Mianus River & Natural Park, Montgomery Pinetum Park, Pemberwick Park, Pocket Parks of Greenwich, Pond at, Caroline Place, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Sachem Nature Preserve, Schongalla, Nature Preserve, School Acreage, Sculpture & Monuments in Greenwich, Special. Facilities in Town, Steamboat Road Landing, Steep Hollow Gorge, Thorn Brook, Sanctuary at GHS, Tomac Lane Dock, Town Ballfields, Town of Greenwich Buildings, Town of Greenwich Tennis Courts, Western Greenwich Civic Center, William Street Playground andWoolen Mill Pond.
Greenwich, CT Transportation - Greenwich is served by the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line and is approximately a 40 minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on the express train and a 50 minute ride on the local. Amtrak stops in the adjacent city of Stamford. Interstate 95 goes through the southern end of town, and there are four exits from I-95 in Greenwich. Interstate 684 passes through Greenwich but cannot be entered or exited there. The nearest interchange is at the Westchester County Airport in New York State. The average one-way commute in Greenwich, CT, takes 34 minutes. 60% of commuters drive their own car alone. 5% carpool with others. 19% take mass transit and 9% work from home. Greenwich Train Station explained.
More info on Greenwich, CT - Greenwich the town has a very resourceful website. Another great website is this one provided by the local Greenwich MLS. Also feel free to take a look at what the Greewich Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwich Time, the Greenwich Audubon and the Bruce Museum has to offer. Money Magazine's Best Places to Live. Newspapers & Magazine's in Greenwich Greenwich is fortunate to have a lot of great reporting on activities and news throughout town. Some of my favorite magazines include Greenwich Magazine, Connecticut Magazine and Serendipity.
For the local daily paper I like to read the Greenwich Time, Greenwich Citizen and The Greenwich Post. If you are looking online I obviously recommend the site you are at GreenwichCT.com, but also spend time reading Topix, Greenwich Patch.com and the news section town's website GreenwichCT.org.
One last great resource (in my opinion) on Greenwich CT is the wikipedia page!
Map of Greenwich, CT
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