Gateway to New England
Greenwich often ranks at the top of “Best Places to Live” lists and for good reasons. With a population of just over 62,000, Greenwich is just 30 miles north of Manhattan with plenty to offer.
With easy access to New York City– 45 minutes by train and less than hour by car, Greenwich is a commuter’s dream. The town’s high-achieving public and private schools boast high acceptance rates into the nation’s best colleges and universities.
Greenwich has four beaches on Long Island Sound including the 147-acre Greenwich Point Park also known by locals as “Tod’s Point.” There are eight country clubs with gold courses in town. Greenwich owns an 18-link golf course and an ice skating rink named after Dorothy Hamill– the Olympic Gold Figure Skater who grew up in Riverside.
Greenwich is home to the Greenwich International Film Festival, the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, the Greenwich Choral Society and the Bruce Museum which is a town-owned institution with sections devoted to art and natural history.
Each year in May, there is the Greenwich Town Party. The sold-out event has had performances from musicians such as Earth, Wind, and Fire, the Doobie Brothers (2015), the Temptations (2011), James Taylor (2012), Paul Simon (2013), Santana and Buddy Guy (2014), John Fogerty, Hall and Oates (2016) and Steely Dan (2017).
Each residential section within Greenwich’s 50 mile radius offers something different. There’s the low-key family lifestyle and a small town feel that you get in Byram, Pemberwick, and Glenville. Central and back country Greenwich areas offer quality amenities associated with a city lifestyle wrapped in a neighborhood-like style. Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich offer the unlimited pleasures of parks, walking trails and the shoreline.
|Census 2010 Total Population||61,171|
|2016 ACS 5-Year Population Estimate||62,418|
|Percent high school graduate or higher||95.1%|
|Total housing units||24,373|
|Median Household Income||$134,223|
|Foreign Born Population||14,615|
|Individuals below poverty level||6.3%|