Greenwich, CT is a wonderful cosmopolitan community offering an exceptional quality of life, renowned educational systems, natural beauty, vast recreational and cultural opportunities, and sound fiscal policy all within just over thirty minutes of Manhattan. It is a community that is among the best in the world.
Set within just over 50 square miles, Greenwich is home to approximately 60,000 residents nestled in some 20,000 households. Large enough, by definition, to be a city, Greenwich has chosen to keep its 'hometown' allure substituting downtown stores and restaurants for skyscrapers, and traffic police for mechanical street lights. The quaint charm of a New England town has been enhanced by New York City and international influences to give it a character all its own.
Why Greenwich? It's Simple
With active live and Film Theater, eclectic mixes of music, dining and nightlife, and a classic as well as progressive art community, Greenwich has a rich cultural environment with local and international influences.
The public and private schools are ranked among the nation's very best, winning accolades from leaders in education.
Fiscal Soundness and Proportionally Low Taxes
With a pay-as-you-go fiscal policy maintaining a strong economic position and among the lowest property taxes (if not the lowest) within the tri-state region.
Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Convenient Medical Center, Greenwich Emergency Management as well as any number of Greenwich's medical practitioners offer highly regarded medical care.
Woodland trails with rolling hills and native rock walls, abundant natural life sanctuaries and estuaries with specimen wildlife and four Long Island Sound beaches are among the many celebrated attributes of the native landscape.
The town is dotted with well-maintained parks, playgrounds, ball fields as well as more than a dozen country/boat/yacht clubs. Town teams and pick-up games have incredible choices of several athletic fields and facilities.
Crime in Greenwich is low scoring well nationally and amongst its regional neighbors.
Set within an hour from New York's Grand Central Train Station, three major airports and minutes from Amtrak's Stamford hub, Greenwich is not only the 'Gateway to New England', it's a gateway to the rest of the U.S and the world.
Volunteerism and Charitable Generosity
Greenwich benefits from active local participation in charitable and civic activities and many philanthropic endeavors. Greenwich Hospital, the Greenwich, Cos Cob and Old Greenwich (Perrott) libraries (among others) have all been recent beneficiaries of the kind efforts and generosities of Greenwich citizens.
Annually the four seasonal changes are modest in their severity. The two most extreme seasons, winter and summer, are only challenging four-to-six weeks a year.