Facts

  • Steeped in history, yet contemporary in its facilities, programs and perspective. Greenwich was settled in 1614 and Founded in 1640
  • Proud of its numerous residents' success and celebrity status, yet protective and supportive of its entire, economically diverse population
  • Stable and strong from a broad base of long-time residents, yet sophisticated and culturally diverse due to its many Global families
  • Wide-ranging in home size, quality, and cost, yet equivalent in educational opportunity, public amenities and cultural breadth
  • Large in population and geographic area, yet warm and welcoming within each of its seven defined communities (Riverside, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, etc.)
  • Financially strong and well managed(as evidenced by the lowest taxes in the region), additionally benefiting from its strong commercial base and the extreme generosity and benevolence of a large portion of its population
  • Focused on a competitive spirit in work and play, yet constantly volunteering and contributing time, skills and support for the betterment of the community
  • Greenwich is Ranked the Safest Town in the State and Rated the "Best Town to Live In" in Connecticut

Transportation

  • Highways: I-95, Merritt Parkway, I-287: 1 mile east in New York, I-684: Just off Merritt Parkway in New York, US Route 1 town's primary east-west artery
  • Trains: 4 Metro-North train stations in Greenwich, Boston/DC Access via Acela Express trains in Stamford
  • Buses: Local/Regional public bus service

Schools

  • Greenwich has a combination of private, independent school and religious sponsored educational institutions
  • The public schools are ranked among the best in the U.S. and 1st in Connecticut.
  • Greenwich offers low student/teacher ratio (13.2 vs. state average of 14.5)
  • Greenwich High School has an enrollment of 2,750 students. It boasts a selection of high level academic, arts & athletic programs and has a high acceptance level at the nation's best colleges and universities [88% overall college acceptance (state 76%)]
  • Pre-Schools: 31
  • Elementary Schools: 11
  • Middle Schools: 3
  • Independent Schools: 9

Community

  • Churches: 34
  • Synagogues: 3
  • Libraries: 4
  • The Greenwich Library has the second largest circulation in New England next only to Boston Public Library with a total 293,000 Books. New 32,000 SF Cesar Pelli Wing added to the Main Library in 2000.
  • Hospital, affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Beautifully Maintained 18 hole Public Golf Course
  • Parks & Preserves: 10
  • Beaches: 4
  • Civic Centers: 2
  • Art Center
  • Dorothy Hamill Ice Skating Rink
  • Seton Boy Scout Reservation (272 Acres)
  • Museums: 2
  • Golf/Country Clubs: 8
  • Yacht Clubs: 9
  • Field Club: 1
  • Skating Club: 1
  • Polo: 1
  • Garden Clubs: 15
  • Special interest organizations: 98
  • Greenwich Boys & Girls Club
  • Stables Public/Private: 6
  • 150 Miles of Riding Trails
  • Gyms: 6
  • YMCA & YWCA
  • 7 primary retail areas
  • The Westchester in White Plains
  • Stamford Town Center
  • Over 140 restaurants in the area ranging from fast food to deli to diner to haut cuisine.