The Greenwich Community
Called the "Gateway to New England," the town of Greenwich features exquisite natural surroundings and cosmopolitan amenities. Its beauty spans miles of picturesque shoreline overlooking Long Island Sound and networks of backcountry roads and historic sites.
Rated highly in national and statewide surveys for safety, education and overall quality of life, Greenwich offers a vibrant and diverse professional community, and an exceptional range of recreational and cultural activities.
Located in the southwest corner of Connecticut, Greenwich is just 29 miles from New York City and less than an hour's commute to New Haven. Easy access to major highways, airports and rail service simplifies travel throughout the Northeast Corridor and beyond.
House staff and their families, however, can find plenty of amenities close to home. Greenwich's first class restaurants and shops; its lively artistic community; facilities for boating, fishing, tennis and golf; and its excellent system of schools, libraries and community organizations make it a premier place to live and work.
Audubon Center and Park 485-acre wildlife sanctuary with 15 miles of trails
Babcock Preserve 297 acres of natural trails
Beaches Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach
Bicycle Route 7.5 mile route along Long Island Sound
Binney Park 22 acres of ponds, walks and tennis courts
Boat Slips Grass Island, Byram, Cos Cob, Greenwich Point
Bruce Museum impressionistic paintings and more
Bruce Park 60 acres near Long Island Sound, tennis
Bush-Holley House Museum home of the Historical Society
Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink figure skating and hockey
Great Captain's Island 17-acre island reached by town ferry
Greenwich Library 300,000 volumes, videos, CD's
Greenwich Point 147-acre beach, swimming, hiking, sailing, windsurfing
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
Griffith Harris Memorial Golf Course residents only
Island Beach 4-acre island reached by town ferry
Mianus River Park 215 acres, trout fishing
Putnam Cottage Revolutionary War landmark
Tennis Courts at schools and parks
YWCA & YMCA both with pools, gyms and tennis courts