Settled in 1640, the Town of Greenwich has become a prestigious community offering the best of both worlds to residents – the hustle and bustle of a thriving suburban town just outside New York City and the sanctuary of its backcountry open space, tranquil beaches and parks.
The southernmost and westernmost town in Connecticut, Greenwich is known as the “Gateway to New England,” and has more than 61,000 residents. Comprising about 67 square miles, including land and water, this highly sought-after address is located on the Gold Coast of Long Island Sound. It has 8,000 acres of protected land, including 32 miles of pristine coast, 20 parks, four beaches and a municipal golf course.
Greenwich, the 10th town settled in Connecticut, was founded in 1640. It is sited along the shore of Long Island Sound and bordered by Stamford to the east, and New York to the west and north.
Since its founding, when it was a 17th century woodland inhabited by Native Americans, Greenwich has been transformed through the centuries into an 18th century American Revolutionary War battleground, a 19th century New England farming community, a 20th century home to gracious landed estates, and a 21st century dynamic, multicultural suburb with the broadly diverse populations and neighborhoods of today.