Old Greenwich is located in southwest Connecticut and is part of the larger town of Greenwich, which was listed as one of the “100 Best Places to Live in the United States” by Money magazine. With a population of just more than 6,600, Old Greenwich retains a quiet, small-town feel that makes it attractive to many potential residents. Spanning north and south of the Post Road, Old Greenwich is the town’s access to Long Island Sound via Greenwich Point, also known as Tod’s Point.
The Old Greenwich area has a rich history, including the Electrolux vacuum manufacturing facility, now home to the Old Greenwich Gables, a condominium complex near the train station.
The annual First Light festivities in December bring the community together along its main street, with free food, sleigh rides and holiday carols filling the air.
Shopping and Dining
Filled with Mom & Pop shops and few chain stores, the village of Old Greenwich is often filled with children riding bikes and skateboarding down Sound Beach Avenue after school, getting ice cream at Darlene’s Heavenly Desires or filling up on chicken nuggets and French fries at the original Garden Catering. Visitors might even see a horse and buggy at the local bank drive-thru, an almost once a week occurrence.
Clothing boutiques, food establishments and everyday necessity shops make up the village of Old Greenwich. Longtime businesses such as Bennett Jewelers, MacKenzie’s Grill Room, Arcadia Coffee Company and King’s Food Market make Old Greenwich an attractive spot for people looking to put down roots.
Parks and Recreation
There are several parks, beaches and other recreational attractions in the town of Greenwich, and many are within close walking or driving distance from most Old Greenwich real estate. At Greenwich Point, the Old Greenwich Yacht Club makes its home, giving organization to the many sailing enthusiasts in the town. Greenwich Community Sailing is also found at Greenwich Point, and has kayaks, paddleboards and sailboats available for rent, as well as lessons for all ages.. Walking, biking and rollerblading around the Point are frequent pastimes. Innis Arden Golf Club offers swimming, golf and tennis to members, and Rocky Point Club is a private club for those interested in water sports.
The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, which houses the Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center, provides space for classes in the arts and sports teams often practice and play games in its gymnasium and on its playing fields.
Old Greenwich is home to Old Greenwich School, an elementary school that is part of the Greenwich Public Schools system. Many of its students live within walking distance of this community school, and its festivities such as the annual Pumpkin Patch bring the community together. For more information about Greenwich schools, visit www.greenwichschools.org.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Old Greenwich has its own Metro-North Railroad station, which runs along the New Haven Line. Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a 64-minute train ride. For train schedules, visit mta.info and select Old Greenwich.
Westchester County Airport is the nearest airport to most Old Greenwich real estate and is 19 miles away. John F. Kennedy Airport is 39 miles away, and LaGuardia International Airport is 32 miles away.