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Greenwich Real Estate Analysis

Named after the town in England, Greenwich is located in Fairfield County and was the 10th town settled in Connecticut, between 1633 and 1640. Many nations, including the Netherlands, claimed rights to the area until 1650, when the Dutch agreed on boundary lines with the colony of New Haven and control reverted to the colony. Many settlers farmed the land and shipped loads of produce and other goods. The town saw the construction of a railroad in 1848, which increased growth and development.

Today, Greenwich real estate benefits from proximity to New York City (less than 40 miles away) and comprises many different types of homes, including everything from small, historic cottages to large, upscale mansions and estates. The town is made up of several distinct hamlets; each considered part of the Town of Greenwich – Glenville, Pemberwick, Byram, Chickahominy, Greenwich, Backcountry, Midcountry, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. There are five ZIP codes in town – Greenwich (06830 & 06831), Cos Cob (06807), Old Greenwich (06870) and Riverside (06978).

There are roughly 64,000 residents in Greenwich, and the median estimated value of most Greenwich real estate was $1,200,323 in 2009, up from $691,000 in 2000. Most residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher, with 27 percent of residents age 25 years and older holding a graduate degree of some type. More than 62 percent of residents are currently married. The city enjoys a very low crime rate compared to the national average and employs about three officers per 1,000 residents. Many residents work in the finance and insurance industries as well as professional, scientific and technical services.

Shopping and Dining

Greenwich attracts people from all over for its shopping, especially along its most famous street, Greenwich Avenue, which has often been compared to Rodeo Drive in California. Although high-end stores such as Saks Fifth AvenueRalph Lauren and Tiffany & Co.have taken up shop on the one-way street, the area retains a small-town, historic feel with smaller, specialty boutiques such asBetteridge Jewelers and police officers directing traffic at the intersections. Richards is another premier shopping destination, offering fine clothing from Ralph Lauren to Hermes. Shops also line Route 1, also known as the Post Road or locally, Putnam Avenue.

Dining in the area is just as unique as the shopping experience, since many of the restaurants are locally owned. Méli-Mélo offers French fare such as crepes, soups and homemade desserts, while Terra Ristorante Italiano offers Northern Italian cuisine. Other hotspots include Barcelona Wine Barand The Ginger Man, among others.

Parks and Recreation

Located on Long Island Sound, Greenwich offers both indoor and outdoor attractions, from the beach to playgrounds to museums.

The Bruce Museum offers people of all ages a unique look at science, art and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The museum’s Seaside Center, part of the Floren Family Environmental Center in the newly restored Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point, is a beachside museum aiming to educate visitors about the ecology of Long Island Sound and environmental issues.

The beaches of Greenwich include Byram Beach, where boats can dock, residents can swim in the town pool and sports enthusiasts can play tennis on the lighted courts or play ball on the lighted field. At Greenwich Point, known locally as Tod’s Point, activities include jogging, walking, cycling, nature study, boating, fishing, sailboarding, sun bathing, swimming and picnicking.

Island Beach is a small island off the coast of Greenwich that is accessible only by the ferry that docks in Greenwich Harbor. Visitors can enjoy a small food court and a relaxing beach.

There are also several parks and playgrounds throughout town, including Babcock Preserve, Loughlin Playground, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Binney Park, Bruce Park and more. Residents may also enjoy the many town tennis courts, the town-owned, non-private Griffith E. Harris Golf Course and Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink, named for the 1976 Olympic ladies single ice skating champion and former Greenwich resident.

The town also provides youth and adult recreational sports teams, and the civic centers offer facility-based programs such as art and music.


There are mix of public and private schools for residents of Greenwich to choose from.

The town has 11 public elementary schools, three public middle schools and one public high school. There is also the Greenwich Public School Preschool, ARCH School and the Community Learning Program. For more information about Greenwich Public Schools, visit

Private schools include the all-boys Brunswick School, the all-girls Greenwich Academy, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Greenwich Country Day School and more. For more information about private schools in Greenwich, visit


Greenwich has its own Metro-North Railroad station, which runs along the New Haven Line. Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a 41-minute to 57-minute train ride, depending on if one grabs an express or local train. For train schedules, visit and select Greenwich.

Westchester County Airport is the nearest airport at 18 miles away from downtown Greenwich. John F. Kennedy Airport is 38 miles away, and LaGuardia International Airport is 32 miles away.

Interstate 95 and the Route 15, known as the Merritt Parkway, both run through the town.


Greenwich Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Greenwich

78 Zaccheus Mead Lane Greenwich, CT 06831
Photo of 78 Zaccheus Mead Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831 (MLS # 107899)
6 beds 9 baths 15,834 sqft $7,750,000
40 Pecksland Road Greenwich, CT 06831
Photo of 40 Pecksland Road, Greenwich, CT 06831 (MLS # 107898)
5 beds 5 baths 4,698 sqft $2,495,000
81 Putnam Park, Unit 81 Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 81 Putnam Park, Unit 81, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107893)
1 bed 1 bath $379,900
7 Highland Road Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 7 Highland Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107892)
2 beds 1 bath $2,675
146 Elm Street, Unit A Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 146 Elm Street, Unit A, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107889)
3 beds 3 baths 1,862 sqft $6,350
25 Prospect Street, Unit 1 Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 25 Prospect Street, Unit 1, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107887)
3 beds 2 baths $2,800
70 Riverdale Avenue, Unit 1004 Greenwich, CT 06831
Photo of 70 Riverdale Avenue, Unit 1004, Greenwich, CT 06831 (MLS # 107885)
2 beds 3 baths 1,956 sqft $4,300
1 Home Place, Unit B Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 1 Home Place, Unit B, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107884)
4 beds 5 baths 4,666 sqft $12,500
52 Sherwood Place, Unit 2 Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 52 Sherwood Place, Unit 2, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107882)
2 beds 3 baths 1,467 sqft $975,000
7 Fairchild Lane Greenwich, CT 06831
Photo of 7 Fairchild Lane, Greenwich, CT 06831 (MLS # 107881)
5 beds 6 baths 9,048 sqft $14,500
16 Boulder Brook Road Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 16 Boulder Brook Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107877)
5 beds 8 baths 7,911 sqft $4,295,000
8 Broad Road Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 8 Broad Road, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107875)
5 beds 7 baths 5,671 sqft $11,500,000
146 Elm Street, Unit B Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 146 Elm Street, Unit B, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107874)
4 beds 4 baths 2,809 sqft $6,495
22 Bishop Drive North Greenwich, CT 06831
Photo of 22 Bishop Drive North, Greenwich, CT 06831 (MLS # 107873)
4 beds 4 baths 2,724 sqft $4,500
15 Prospect Street, Unit 1 Greenwich, CT 06830
Photo of 15 Prospect Street, Unit 1, Greenwich, CT 06830 (MLS # 107872)
2 beds 1 bath 1,225 sqft $2,425

Walk Score for Greenwich

Greenwich School Data

Greenwich School Districts

Greenwich School District

Greenwich Schools

Parkway School
PK-5, public
Central Middle School
6-8, public
Glenville School
K-5, public
Greenwich High School
9-12, public
Hamilton Avenue School
PK-5, public
Julian Curtiss School
K-5, public
New Lebanon School
PK-5, public
North Street School
PK-5, public
Western Middle School
6-8, public
Convent of the Sacred Heart
PK-12, private
Greenwich Catholic School
PK-8, private
Brunswick School
PK-12, private
Whitby School
PK-8, private
The Greenwich Japanese School
1-9, private
International School At Dundee
K-5, public
Greenwich Country Day School
PK-9, private
Carmel Academy
K-8, private
Eagle Hill School
n/a, private
Greenwich Academy
PK-12, private
The Stanwich School
PK-12, private

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm by Kaye Lewis

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