Greenwich, located along Connecticut's stunning Gold Coast and just 35 miles from the hustle of Manhattan, is a vibrant town full of culture. Balanced between its 61000 residents comes an array of fashionable stores and eateries to satisfy all tastes. For those looking for easy access into New York City Grand Central can be reached in as little time at 42 minutes with one or four Metro North train stations offering direct service.
Covering 67 square miles, Greenwich boasts 16 private clubs, in addition to public amenities that include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, and four beaches along 21 miles of coastline. The education system includes 11 public elementary schools, three public middle schools, one public high school, and nine private schools. Also prominent in town is a 206-bed hospital, as well as four public libraries. The YMCA and YWCA offer a range of programs, classes, and summer camps for local youths.
Greenwich Avenue is the signature shopping and dining hub, with quaint brick buildings offering an array of first-class restaurants and high-end boutiques. Mediterraneo is a stylish destination for seafood-focused Mediterranean wining and dining, with an airy outdoor patio option. Harvest pairs refined farm-to-table bistro fare with an exceptional selection of premium wines and handcrafted cocktails. Versailles is a Parisian pâtisserie, café, and bistro serving delicious meals from breakfast to dinner. Its popular weekend brunch is a local favorite. Retailers lining Greenwich Avenue include premium fashion brands such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. Upscale stores exclusive to Greenwich include the bi-level, family-run fashion showroom Richard’s. This chic retailer hosts frequent in-store events, including trunk shows from trendy designers and major labels such as Ermenegildo Zegna.
Greenwich Point is the town’s crown jewel. The 147-acre park with its sandy beach sits on a peninsula jutting into Long Island Sound. It’s open year-round and its many visitors enjoy an array of activities such as walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming. Gorgeous panoramic views showcase stunning waterfront homes along Greenwich’s coastline and extend as far as the scenic Manhattan skyline.
Greenwich’s verdant greenery and scenic Long Island Sound waterfront provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Fronting Long Island Sound’s Smith Cove inlet, Bruce Park is a popular spot for families with its large playground. Other amenities at the park include a croquet court, tennis courts, athletic fields, shimmering ponds, walking paths, and a gazebo.
The nearby Bruce Museum features an eclectic array of permanent exhibits that focus on Native American culture and history, Impressionist artwork, archeology, natural history, local wildlife, and the relationship between humans and the natural environment. There are also diverse exhibits focused on many different aspects of art and nature.
Ferries regularly depart from Greenwich Harbor to Great Captain Island and Island Beach, located two miles south. Great Captain Island features a 19th Century lighthouse and sandy swimming beach. Island Beach is also a popular swimming destination with a life-guarded and protected beach extending over 1,000 feet. Both islands are easily accessible by private boats.
Greenwich Town Party is a major annual event inspired by the many regional celebrations held in communities in Spain. The party has live performances from major acts and past lineups have included Alabama Shakes, The Beach Boys, Eagles, Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Hall & Oates, John Fogerty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Santana, and Steely Dan.
Greenwich is served by the Greenwich School District.
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