ALL THINGS GREENWICH
Located less than 40 miles from New York City and just across the state line from New York, Greenwich, Connecticut is one of the nation’s most dynamic communities and residential real estate markets. With approximately 62,000 residents, Greenwich represents the 10th largest municipality in Connecticut, and the largest of Connecticut’s famed “Gold Coast” towns.
While the town has captivated generations of families who put down roots and remain today, Greenwich steadily attracts new residents from around the globe to the next town over, all seeking tranquility and natural beauty but wanting the ability to maintain the same level of interests and lifestyle accustomed to, whether it is as a full or part-time resident.
The town is a natural fit for those relocating to work in New York City, Lower Fairfield County or Westchester County. With Manhattan just 48 minutes away by train, and a number of major driving options for a scenic trip in, it is easily accessible from any neighborhood within Greenwich.
With its renowned public and private schools, the town has enduring appeal for homebuyers who envision raising their families here.
The result is a culturally varied and enriched community – a microcosm of the world, representing all of its splendid traditions, culture, languages and innovations. One of the many byproducts of Greenwich’s remarkable diversity is its thriving arts, music, literary and culinary scenes.
Greenwich charms residents with a bounty of green space, conservation land managed by the Greenwich Land Trust and the Audubon Society, and public amenities such as its many parks, beaches and recreational venues. For residents seeking private golf and yacht club memberships, Greenwich also accommodates and likewise, has public golf, tennis, croquet and boating facilities.
Buying a home in Greenwich
To anyone not particularly familiar with the Greenwich housing market, invoking the town’s name likely conjures up images of grand mansions and multimillion-dollar estates. It is true that Greenwich has a treasure trove of these impressive luxury properties at the higher end of the market. However, it may surprise some to learn that – like its community – Greenwich’s housing and neighborhood options are quite diverse.
For nearly any budget, investors can buy into the Greenwich value proposition, which includes measurably lower property taxes than any other neighboring Connecticut or New York towns.
Architectural styles in Greenwich run the gamut – everything from historic, placarded antiques to shingle-style coastal homes, from mid-century modern to European manor houses, from new construction to labor-of-love restoration projects.
It is important to note that Greenwich’s neighborhoods are decisively distinctive. Whether homebuyers are seeking acreage and a country setting, their own slice of Connecticut shoreline, an equestrian property, close proximity to schools or the renowned shopping on Greenwich Avenue; whether they are buying their first home or downsizing in anticipation of retirement; or whether their goal is to live in a private association or a bustling neighborhood favorable to the dynamics of family life, there is seemingly a perfect option for every real estate investor.
Joining the Greenwich community
Yet another wonderful result of Greenwich’s diverse population is the vast number of religious, philanthropic and community organizations founded here. Newcomers will quickly discover that the Greenwich community is engaged, informed, generous and giving.
There is never a shortage of things to do in Greenwich.
The town and local institutions such as the Bruce Museum, Greenwich Arts Council, the Public Library, Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and others host special events and festivals throughout the calendar year, encouraging residents to gather, socialize and commune beyond their neighborhoods. It strengthens the fabric of the community and instills a palatable sense of pride in our town.