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Housing Overview

Greenwich Town-Wide Housing Overview

 

Greenwich CT Housing OverviewGreenwich, Connecticut Neighborhoods and Housing Areas Map

 

Geography and size: The Greenwich housing marketplace covers nearly all of the 50 square miles that make up the landmass of the community. Overall there are some 20,000 households and a population of approximately 60,000 people. This large territory breaks down into four main housing areas, Greenwich Proper, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. Greenwich Proper, the largest geographic area breaks down in to such well know neighborhood areas as: Back-Country, Belle Haven, Byram & Byram Shore, Downtown, Glenville,  Mid-Country and Pemberwick.

Zoning: The predominant residential zoning found throughout Greenwich is for single and multi-family homes and condominium residences. Lot sizes can usually vary from under a quarter-acre to quarter-acre, half-acre, one-acre, two-acre, four-acre plus (Conyers Farm in Back-Country Greenwich has larger lots with self imposed 10 acre zoning).

Single-Family Homes:

Single-family homes across Greenwich are mostly traditional in style with emphasis on the center hall colonial design and a very traditional floor plan. Shingle-style, federal, Cape Cod, Victorian, manor style, split level and ranch style homes are also popular and plentiful across town.

Quick Links-Area Single-Family Home Listings: For Sale
Source: Greenwich MLS 2013

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Condominiums:

Condominiums are available across town a large number being in the Greenwich Proper territory that includes the areas in and around downtown Greenwich, Byram, Glenville and Pemberwick. Here there are some 96 condominium complexes with 1,606 total units.  In the Cos Cob area there are 14 complexes with 400 units, Riverside features two complexes with 84 units and in Old Greenwich has approximately 350 units in five complexes.  Some complexes feature added amenities such as swimming pools, health clubs and tennis courts. Condominium units across Greenwich can vary great in space, amenity and price. 

Quick Links-Area Condomimium Listings: For Sale
Source: Greenwich MLS 2013

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Multi-Family:

Multi-family units are available in six of the housing market areas mainly based on zoning allowance zoned for such. Units generally consist of two-to-three-unit homes with studio apartments to three-bedroom apartments. Over the last 20 years or so some multi-family homes were converted to condominiums given the popularity of the condominium form of ownership.

Quick Links-Area Multi-Family Listings: For Sale
Source: Greenwich MLS 2013

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Rental Units:

Rental units consist of single-family homes, cottages, condominiums and apartments typically in multi-family homes. Rental options can be found across town and can range from small apartments to grand estates. Most of the rental inventory is offered for year or more tenancies but there is a moderate summer or short term rental market as well. Some rentals come furnished.

Quick Links-Area Rental Listings
Source: Greenwich MLS 2013

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Single-Family Home Associations:

Community-wide Greenwich has nearly 60 single-family home association neighborhoods. There are 31 in Greenwich Proper, two in Cos Cob, five in Old Greenwich and six in Riverside. Typically these associations offer few amenities if any other than gated and non-gated security and speed controlled. A few do offer access to the waterfront and Conyers Farm offers equestrian facilities.

Quick Links-Area Neighborhood Association Home Listings: For Sale
Source: Greenwich MLS 2015

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Land for Single-family, Multi-family or Condominium Development:

For buyers that wish to build there dream home or to create a speculative single-family, multi-family or condominium development there are good options on a rotational basis. Annually much, but not all, of this land comes on the form of teardowns (a home that has outlived its highest and best use).

Quick Links-Area Land Listings:For Sale
Source: Greenwich MLS 2015

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Annual Market Activity: Year End 2014
Source: Greenwich MLS 2014
    •  
    • Greenwich Proper
    • Cos Cob
    • Riverside
    • Old Greenwich
    • Sales Homes
    • 33
    • 7
    • 9
    • 10
    • Sales Condominiums
    • 12
    • 3
    • 0
    • 3
    • Multi-Family
    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • Rental Transactions
    • 112
    • 20
    • 10
    • 24
    • Land for Building
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0