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TABLE OF CONTENTS 10 Love Where You Live

36 Making the Grade

John McAtee, president of the Greenwich Association of REALTORS®, invites you to make your home in our town.

A wide array of academic and extra-curricular options inspire students to pursue their passions.

First Selectman Peter Tesei shares insights on the elements that make Greenwich one of a kind.

14 Culture Club The town’s creative side is front and center in this arts-rich community.

18 Champions of Giving The Greenwich calendar is full of opportunities to do good and have a ball.

22 Retail Therapy When you’re on the hunt for great finds, there’s no place quite like Greenwich.

30 Home Plates Bring your appetite—and your friends—to our world-class dining options.

46 The Good Life The country-club scene in Greenwich is one more reason to love this town.

48 Spirit Moves You These serene sanctuaries and historic landmarks play a big role in the community.

52 The Great Outdoors From sailing and swimming to tennis and golf, Greenwich is a playground for all activities and ages.

58 The Faces of Greenwich With so many neighborhoods to choose from, there is something for everyone in all parts of town.

Publisher: Trish Kirsch Editor: Camilla A. Herrera Writer: Jamie Marshall Art Director: Venera Alexandrova Design Assistant: Taylor Stroili Production Director: Kerri Rak Account Executives: Monique de Boer; Jennifer Frank Lisa Hingst; Hilary Hotchkiss Rick Johnson; Karen Kelly Gabriella Mays; Jennifer Petersen Ellyn Weitzman

74 Realtor Listings 80 Greenwich by the Numbers

President Jonathan Moffly Vice President/Editorial & Design Amy Vischio

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Greenwich Polo Club by Katerina Morgan; Lillian August Atelier, Family Centers, Tod’s Point and family time at Binney Park by Julie Bidwell; East End’s tagliatelle with Manila clams by Thomas McGovern

Vice President/Treasurer Elena Moffly Founder & Chairman Emeritus John W. Moffly IV Founder & Editorial Advisor Donna C. Moffly

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE

A

s REALTORS®, it’s our distinct pleasure

parkland; two islands with beaches and picnic

and privilege to offer homes for sale and

areas served by town ferries; a wonderful beach

rent in a unique place. Greenwich boasts a

and pool at Byram Beach; and the fabulous 147-

wonderfully convenient location that is only 31

acre Greenwich Point, with its sandy shoreline

miles from Manhattan and just a 41-minute train

and trails for biking, hiking and running. In

ride to Grand Central. The town is close to three

addition, the 18-hole public golf course provides

major airports in the New York metropolitan

everything a golfer could wish for.

area, as well as the Westchester County Airport.

Our educational system is rated among the

In addition, Greenwich always tries to maintain a

best in the country. Greenwich High School has

pay-as-you-go fiscal policy that keeps our property

produced outstanding athletes and leaders in the

taxes among the lowest in Connecticut and well

worlds of business, communication and the arts.

below those in neighboring Westchester County.

Our middle and elementary schools have been

Our organization is composed of subject-matter

cited for their outstanding programs. For those

experts who work in town, and the majority of

who prefer a private education, Greenwich also

Greenwich REALTORS® resides here. There is no

has a number of schools ranked among the finest

one better prepared to assist you with a move to or

in the East. In addition, our young residents are

from Greenwich than a Greenwich REALTORS®.

entertained and enriched by organizations such

Our organization owns the Greenwich Multiple

as the Boys & Girls Club and the best recreational

Listing Service, which provides the richest source

programs for miles around. Our adult recreational

of the most accurate, current and robust housing

programs are first-class, too. As REALTORS®, we proudly welcome you to

information available. Whether you are transitioning from overseas, New York City or the other side of town,

our town. We’re certain that once you’ve lived here, you’ll never settle for anything less.

Greenwich has so much to offer and several ways to immerse yourself in the community. You can start by getting outside. Greenwich is geographically blessed with 32 miles of shoreline along Long Island Sound, and the rolling hills, woodlands and meadows of the Backcountry, plus lakes and streams. There are 1,500 acres of

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John McAtee President, Greenwich Association of Realtors


LETTER FROM THE FIRST SELECTMAN

WELCOME HOME

G

reetings from the Town of Greenwich and

not only necessary, but encouraged to ensure that

welcome to our remarkable community.

our local government is meeting the needs of our

Greenwich—founded in 1640—is one of the

residents and that Greenwich continues to be the

oldest towns in the United States and is home

preeminent place to live, work and raise a family.

to multigenerational families. We are happy

Greenwich enjoys top ratings for its public

that you have chosen to live in Greenwich and

safety, quality of life and public and private

hope it will be your family’s home for generations

schools, and as an “Age-Friendly Community,”

to come.

is ranked as one of the best places to retire in

With its location along the shores of Long Island

Connecticut.

Sound, Greenwich offers residents a multitude

A multitude of activities provide leisure and

of recreational experiences. Whether it is in the

recreational programs, including the Greenwich

rolling, bucolic hills of Backcountry, or on the

Town Party, the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance,

sands of the town’s pristine beaches and harbors,

the Greenwich International Film Festival and

residents are afforded alluring opportunities to

the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. This year’s

relax and enjoy suburban life. This past summer,

inaugural Greenwich Economic Forum drew

thousands were able to enjoy the Town’s newest

intellectual talent and the titans of the financial

recreational facility—the family pool complex at

industry from around the globe.

Byram Park.

Town management’s conservative financial

Greenwich is an enchanting mix of

policy remains free of long-term debt and enjoys

neighborhoods, shopping areas and open spaces

triple-A bond ratings from Standard & Poor’s and

that are home to more than 62,000 residents,

Moody’s. Greenwich also has the largest Grand

many of whom are actively engaged in governing

List in the state—$48.6 billion—and it has the

our town.

lowest mill rate in the entire state at 11.67.

The executive branch is represented by a three-

I am pleased that you have chosen to live in

member bipartisan Board of Selectmen, with the

Greenwich, where we have an exciting and lively

First Selectman serving as the chief executive.

lifestyle. We welcome you as you settle into your

The twelve-member bipartisan Board of Estimate

new home here in town.

and Taxation is responsible for the Town’s fiscal management, and the 230-member Representative Town Meeting (RTM), which approves the annual budget, assures our residents that their voices are heard. Participation of our citizens in the RTM, as well as on other boards and commissions, is

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Peter J. Tesei First Selectman


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CULTURE CLUB

THE TOWN’S CREATIVE SIDE IS FRONT AND CENTER IN THIS ARTS-RICH COMMUNITY and national touring shows, rivaling those of big city museums. As

suburban outpost. Among its rich and varied artistic and cultural

plans for a multimillion dollar renovation and expansion get underway

offerings are a world-class museum, a dedicated historical

in the fall, the Bruce continues its focus on the town’s youngest

society, a flourishing gallery scene, a superb public library system, a

residents, offering art-and-science-based enrichment programs for

symphony orchestra and several theater companies. From Glenville

toddlers on up. (Its “Night at the Museum” program is one of the most

to Old Greenwich, residents can take advantage of exhibits, readings,

popular offerings.) In addition, the Bruce sponsors annual outdoor

drama workshops, musical performances and more. Another tantalizing

arts and crafts festivals. There also are good incentives to join the

draw: an international film festival that attracts aspiring filmmakers

Bruce. For example, the membership fee includes free admission to six

and industry experts from around the world. For up-to-the minute info

regional museums, such as the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in

on cultural events in Greenwich, and all of Fairfield County, check out

Ridgefield and Wave Hill in the Bronx. For a contemporary art fix, head up North Street to THE BRANT

fcbuzz.org, a monthly calendar created by the Connecticut Alliance for the Arts. For those moving to Greenwich from another country, the

FOUNDATION ART STUDY CENTER; its bucolic setting is next to the

Greenwich Association of Realtors has compiled resource guides to help

Greenwich Polo fields. Admission is free, but you’ll need to make an

individuals navigate the challenges of settling into a new home.

appointment for a guided tour. It’s well worth it for the chance to see works by major contemporary artists and the stunning

A good place to start a cultural education in

exhibit space designed by Richard Gluckman. After the

Greenwich is at the BRUCE MUSEUM, with its view of Greenwich Harbor. Considered one of the most influential regional art and science museums in the country, the Bruce draws from its permanent collection

Tedeschi Trucks Band and Eric Clapton at Greenwich Town Party (above); a Brant Foundation exhibit (opposite)

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tour, stroll the grounds, where sculptures by Urs Fischer and Richard Serra are permanently on view. Or, swing by the FLINN GALLERY at the Greenwich Library, one of

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ong gone are the days when Greenwich was considered a sleepy


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CULTURE CLUB the town’s best-kept secrets. In 1928, librarian Isabelle Hurlbutt secured

also popular pastimes in this well-read town. The GREENWICH LIBRARY

space and funding for the Greenwich Society of Artists to establish the

is a terrific resource. With the main building and branches in Cos Cob

gallery in the original library on Greenwich Avenue. It moved into its

and Byram, as well as its affiliate the PERROT MEMORIAL LIBRARY in

current Cesar Pelli-designed space in 2000. From September through

Old Greenwich, the town’s library system is a cultural treasure trove. It

June, the gallery committee mounts six exhibitions.

offers 1,800 programs per year, including Greenwich Reads Together, an

Every fall, the ART SOCIETY OF OLD GREENWICH, open to both

initiative that engages the entire town in exploring a single book. The

amateurs and professionals, organizes a wonderful sidewalk show and

steering committee includes the Greenwich Arts Council, the Historical

sale on Sound Beach Avenue. It’s a terrific way to support local artists.

Society, GREENWICH PEN WOMEN, the GREENWICH ALLIANCE FOR

Ditto for the GREENWICH ART SOCIETY, whose members exhibit their

EDUCATION, and public and independent schools.

work at the GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL’s second-floor gallery in the old town hall on Greenwich Avenue.

RESOURCES

Speaking of the Arts Council, this community-based organization is charged with promoting and supporting the full range of literary,

Art Society of Old Greenwich

performing and visual arts in town, and it does a wonderful job, starting with the 2,000-square-foot BENDHEIM GALLERY for established and emerging artists. In May, the Council’s “Art to the Avenue” program invites select artists, photographers and musicians to showcase their

203-869-6899 greenwichhistory.org

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Boys & Girls Club

Greenwich Int’l Film Festival

Katonah Museum of Art

Brant Foundation Art Study Center

the Avenue from top to bottom, savoring it all—not to mention the numerous art galleries that have sprung up in the past several years. The opening night party has become one of the most widely anticipated events of the spring social season. The Council also works together with

Greenwich Point Park. What is old is new again at the GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, home to an impressive new cultural center. Here, a modern glassexhibitions and the other with art by the American Impressionist Cos

Greenwich Town Party

Palace Theatre

Greenwich Pen Women

Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase

greenwichpenwomen.org

Choir for Men and Boys

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

national historic landmark. The new building is attached to a restored

203-977-8627 ctplaymakers.org

nineteenth-century hotel and saloon that now houses a museum

Cos Cob Library

store and cafe, a research library and archives, and the VANDERBILT EDUCATION CENTER, where family programs and adult lectures and

events are held. Up the hill on the Post Road, the red-shingled KNAPP TAVERN/PUTNAM COTTAGE—an eighteenth-century tavern—is operated

by the Putnam Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Music and theater are integral parts of Greenwich cultural life, too. The

Perrot Library

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203-637-1066 perrotlibrary.org

Grace Notes

Putnam Cottage

Greenwich Arts Council

GREENWICH CHORAL SOCIETY, which presents three to four major concerts

203-862-6750 greenwicharts council.org

each year; an annual highlight is the Christmas Concert at Christ Church. The GRACE NOTES, an a cappella women’s singing group, has carried its

Greenwich Choral Society

tune as far as the White House. For gents who want to sing, there are the

203-622-5136 greenwichchoral society.org

MELODY MEN, the OFF SOUNDERS and the CHOIR FOR MEN AND BOYS.

For dramatists, the CONNECTICUT PLAYMAKERS has a Young People’s

Greenwich Decorative Arts Society

Theater division, and the ST. CATHERINE’S PLAYERS put on performances of crowd-pleasing classics (look for the upcoming Footloose). The BOYS

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& GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH puts on regular productions, too.

203-637-4725 greenwichsymphony.org

Flinn Gallery

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conductor, performs throughout the year, often with the 125-member

Greenwich Symphony Chamber Players

Melody Men

Greenwich Art Society

eighty-member GREENWICH SYMPHONY, led by a nationally acclaimed

203-869-2664 greenwichsymphony.org

203-622-6883 greenwichlibrary.org

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Revolution, which occasionally opens the building to the public.

greenwichtownparty.org

203-531-0426 greenwichlibrary.org

Connecticut Playmakers

Cob art colony that lived in the BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE, the town’s only

Neuberger Museum

Bruce Museum

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walled building houses two museum galleries: one with rotating

Greenwich Library

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203-622-7900 greenwichlibrary.org

Byram Shubert Library

in the spring and a sand castle-building festival in summer, both at

203-717-1800 greenwichfilm.org

203-869-0611 brantfoundation.org 203-869-0376 brucemuseum.org

the Department of Parks and Recreation to put on a kite-flying festival

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens

artsocietyoldgreenwich @gmail.com

203-869-3224 bgcg.org

work in central Greenwich shops and restaurants. You can stroll

Greenwich Historical Society

Book clubs, literary discussion programs and author readings are 16 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

greenwichrma.org

203-869-9697 putnamcottage.org

Sound Beach Community Band

soundbeachband.org

St. Catherine’s Players

914-251-6100 neuberger.org

203-325-4466 palacestamford.org

914-251-6200; artscenter.org

Rich Forum

203-325-4466 palacestamford.org

Stamford Symphony

203-325-4466 stamfordsymphony.org

Stepping Stones Museum for Children 203-899-0606 steppingstones.org

The Capital Theatre

914-937-4126 thecapitoltheatre.com

Quick Center for the Arts

203-254-4010 quickcenter.fairfield.edu

Ridgefield Playhouse

stcath.org

203-438-5795 ridgefieldplayhouse.org

2nd Congregational Church Youth Choir

Shakespeare on the Sound

203-869-9311 2cc.org

FARTHER AFIELD Caramoor Center for Music and Arts 914-232-1252 caramoor.org

203-299-1300 shakespeareonthe sound.org


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CHAMPIONS OF GIVING

G

reenwich is a generous town. Every year, the community

one of the highlights of this year’s fifth anniversary season. In June,

raises millions of dollars for local and regional charities.

the Concours d’Elegance Car Show rolls into town, the Greenwich

It’s an involved town offering countless ways for residents

Botanical Center offers its annual garden tour and our four-footed

to volunteer for the organizations that help those in need. (A good

friends strut their stuff at the Greenwich Kennel Club dog show. Come

place to start is by checking out the Greenwich United Way’s website

July, it’s time to kick up your heels at the annual Beach Ball to benefit

and its resource Community Answers, communityanswers.org). It’s

the Greenwich Point Conservancy. Once September rolls around, all

also a social community with a full calendar of casual and black-tie

eyes turn to Roger Baldwin Sherman Park and the popular fundraiser

events designed to benefit nonprofits. The season traditionally gets

for the Greenwich-based Adopt-A-Dog rescue group. Fall is a busy

underway with a bang in March with the Bruce Museum Art of Design

time for the local social network, with everything from the Breast

Luncheon and Kids in Crisis benefit dinner. Things heat up in April

Cancer Alliance Luncheon and Fashion Show to the Greenwich Riding

with a full slate of events from the Planned Parenthood and Sole

and Trails Association Hunt Ball. In December, the opening night

Sisters luncheons to the Audubon Environmental Leadership Awards

preview party for the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show at the Eastern

Dinner and the Red Cross Red and White Ball. Come May, the town

Greenwich Civic Center, marks the start of the festive holiday season.

gathers for the annual Greenwich Town Party, which

Looking ahead to the New Year is the YWCA’s Women

features marquee bands and local groups at Roger

Who Inspire Awards, and in February, the red carpet

Baldwin Sherman Park, as well as the Greenwich International Film Festival’s Changemaker Gala,

Greenwich Hospital Gala “Under the Stars” Gala

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rolls out for the Avon Theatre Gala. Here are the annual social soirées for your calendar.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY

River House Adult Day Center Benefit Garden Party Spring for Abilis Gala UJA-JCC Greenwich Gala United Way Sole Sisters Luncheon

MARCH

MAY

YWCA Women Who Inspire Awards

The Avon Oscar Gala

Bruce Museum Art of Design Luncheon Kids in Crisis Spring Fling Benefit St. Patrick’s Day Parade

APRIL

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Dinner Audubon Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner Bruce Museum Icon Awards Global Lyme Alliance Greenwich Dinner Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Greenwich Daffodil Show Greenwich Library Innovation Expo Greenwich Symphony Swing Greenwich Tree Conservancy Tree Party Juvenile Diabetes Gala Planned Parenthood Luncheon Red Cross Red & White Ball Reach Prep Luncheon

Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Celebrating Hope Gala Art to the Avenue Bruce Museum Crafts Festival Bruce Museum Gala Greenwich Chamber Awards Lunch Greenwich Hospital “Under the Stars” Greenwich International Film Festival Changemaker Gala Greenwich Town Party May Gardeners’ Market Memorial Day Parade North Mianus Pow Wow SoundWaters Tall Ships Ball YWCA Old Bags Luncheon

Greenwich Botanical Center Grandiflora Garden Tour Greenwich Horse Show Greenwich International Film Festival Greenwich Kennel Club Dog Show Greenwich Land Trust “An Evening at the Farmstead” Junior League Touch-a-Truck League of Women Voters Dinner St. Paul’s Church Fair for All YWCA Centennial Celebration Gala

OCTOBER

JULY

Rob Mathes 25th Anniversary Holiday Concert Antiquarius Boutique and House Tour Christmas On Round Hill Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll

Fourth of July Fireworks Greenwich Point Conservancy Beach Ball Sand Sculpture Contest Sidewalk Sales St. Catherine’s Carnival of Fun

SEPTEMBER

Adopt-A-Dog Benefit At Home in Greenwich Cabaret Audubon Fall Festival and Hawk Watch Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Land Trust “Go Wild” Day Pathways Gala River House Adult Day Center Gala

JUNE

Community Centers Golf Challenge Concours d’Elegance Car Show Gala Family Centers’ “Under the Tuscan Sun” Benefit

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Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival Greenwich Riding and Trails Hunt Ball

NOVEMBER

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WHEN YOU’RE ON THE HUNT FOR GREAT FINDS, THERE’S NO PLACE QUITE LIKE GREENWICH orget Manhattan. When it comes to shopping, Greenwich has

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be complete without a stop at the APPLE store, where the very helpful

you covered. Along the six-block stretch that comprises the

techies can guide you to the perfect product, and geniuses are on call

main shopping district, you’ll find everything you need—from

for troubleshooting problems. Whether your tastes run high, low or

high-end fashion and home furnishings to boho boutiques, art galleries,

somewhere in the middle, you’ll find what your heart desires in this

antiques stores and a bevy of beauty emporiums. HERMÈS, LONGCHAMP,

exciting retail district.

TUMI and TORY BURCH all have elegant shops on the Avenue, as do tony

One of the landmark shops is RICHARDS, part of the Mitchell family’s

LOW and TIFFANY & CO. RH’s spacious digs are in the

town’s historic post office building (and RH BABY & CHILD and RH TEEN are nearby). There is even a TESLA

gallery, where car buffs can see the brand’s newest innovations. Of course, no trip to the Avenue would

growing retail empire, with a rich tradition on the An elegant display of menswear at Rodd & Gunn (above); The newly expanded Lillian August showroom now resides on Greenwich Avenue. (opposite).

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Avenue. (The original men’s shop first opened more than fifty years ago.) Set in a stunning two-story building with a grand central staircase, the store is renowned for its exceptional customer service; style advisors help customers navigate a carefully edited

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selection of on-trend and classic designs—think Michael Kors, Derek

SEPHORA and newcomer BLUEMERCURY feature all the big-name

Lam, Valentino, The Row, Zegna, Akris, Jimmy Choo and Tod’s, to name

brands. Across the street, the chic GREENWICH PHARMACY stocks a

a few. There are in-store boutiques (Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli)

fabulous selection of restorative bath salts and oils, among other

and a brilliant array of fine and designer jewelry. Enjoy a cappuccino

products. To meet the growing demand for active lifestyle wear—for

at the coffee bar or in one of the comfy club chairs by the flatscreen;

yoga, spinning, jogging or just running around town—the Avenue

alterations are complimentary, too.

has all the top options. London-based SWEATY BETTY, ATHLETA, JUJA

Another Avenue anchor is SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (recently expanded

ACTIVE and LULULEMON offer sleek workout gear for a variety of

to a four-store complex called the Saks Shops at Greenwich), where

disciplines, while THREADS & TREADS has been outfitting the town’s

shoppers will find the latest Céline bag, the most coveted Prada coat,

running crowd for years. To make life even easier, there are several

and the dreamiest Chanel dress. What they won’t find are shoes.

gyms on or near the Avenue, including NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB,

That’s because the shoe department has moved across the street to the

EQUINOX, SOULCYCLE, PURE BARRE, SLT and FORME BARRE METHOD.

brand’s first stand-alone shoe store, 10022-SHOE. (The name references

As for hip street-style options, the fashion-savvy crowd flocks to

the shoe shop at the New York flagship store, which is so big it has its

INTERMIX, VINCE and RAG AND BONE for a cool downtown vibe, while

own zip code.) Customers will think they have died and gone to shoe

preppy-at-heart shoppers tend to gravitate to VINEYARD VINES, whose

heaven. Searching for denim trousers for those new booties? Head to

founders Shep and Ian Murray are Greenwich natives, as well as the

SAKS GREENWICH THE COLLECTIVE for designer fashion

bright and breezy designs of LILLY PULITZER located

GREENWICH THE VAULT.

In addition to department stores, there are numerous boutiques and international retailers on the Avenue. For the latest in makeup and hair styling options,

across the street. ROBERTA ROLLER RABBIT’S cheerful The makeup and fragrance floor in Saks Fifth Avenue, part of an expanded four-store complex called Saks Shops

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block prints brighten up easy cotton tunics and dresses. CLUB MONACO, ZARA and COS are great stops for

wardrobe basics and high-fashion knockoffs. Everyone from CEOs to ladies who lunch adore the custom

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and then complete the look with a bauble from SAKS


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designs of KATIE FONG, another Greenwich native turned upscale

settings and assorted furnishings. Designers such as SANDRA MORGAN

fashion designer, and COPIOUS ROW has a curated selection of upscale

house their design boutiques in town. For those searching for the

accessories, jewelry and ready-to-wear for women. And speaking of

perfect paint color, check out FARROW & BALL. PERFECT PROVENANCE

fashion forward, check out the collections at the new MICHELLE FARMER

is a delightful boutique in a renovated Victorian across the street from

COLLABORATE and the Italian designs at PESERICO. Outdoors lovers will

MCCARDLES; it features products from around the world as well as a

appreciate the clothing and gear at Swedish icon FJÄLLRÄVEN and that

snug café. The treasured local bookstore is DIANE’S BOOKS, where many

American classic ORVIS. Other chic boutiques include MARMOT, OGGI 5

customers are on a first-name basis with Diane and her knowledgeable

and SHARI’S PLACE.

staff, and rely on them for recommendations.

Of course, there’s no shortage of shops for the younger set, including

SIMON PEARCE, across from Whole Foods, has custom glassware, along

JACADI for upscale baby gear, and FIFI & BELLA and JOJO MARMAN BÉBÉ

with beautifully crafted wooden furniture and handmade ceramics. While local shoppers like to indulge, everyone loves a deal, including

SHOES ‘N’ MORE. At SMART KIDS, you’ll find innovative toys and games.

well-heeled Greenwich residents. Each July the streets around the

Near the top of the Avenue, a mini design center has flourished

Avenue fill up with cars bearing out-of-state plates as bargain hunters

with WATERWORKS, CIRCA LIGHTING, OOMPH, the New Canaan-based

hit the sales racks during the annual Sidewalk Sale Days in search of

furniture and accessories store, and the SHADE STORE. Nearby, LEICHT’S

deals on designer duds.

sleek kitchen design showroom is just down the street from modern

When it all gets to be too much, slip inside the tranquil DREAM SPA

fave MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS. A bit farther along

for a facial or a whole new look. It’s a popular spot and reservations are recommended. Or treat yourself to a

you will find Westport-based Gilles Clement’s flagship HOUSE OF CLEMENT DESIGNS. For classic style at home, HOAGLANDS, in business for seven decades, is one of the

most popular places for bridal registries, elegant table

The Waterworks showroom (above, left); the British fashion house Hobbs London (above, right)

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new look at any of the excellent hair and beauty salons in town. Among them are D’ALEXANDRE, PAULO LANFREDI, CHRISTOPHER NOLAND and THE COLOR CAFE.

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RESOURCES CENTRAL GREENWICH

203-861-6872 greatstuffny.com

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

289 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-3007 hermes.com

Alice and Olivia

335 Greenwich Ave. 203-826-8540 aliceandolivia.com

Anne Fontaine

234 Greenwich Ave. 203-422-2433 annefontaine.com

Athleta

350 Greenwich Ave. 203-625-0129 athleta.com

Bluemercury

254 Greenwich Ave. 203-863-0005 bluemercury.com

Bonobos

53 Greenwich Ave. 203-903-7458 bonobos.com

Brooks Brothers

181 Greenwich Ave. 203-863-9288 brooksbrothers.com

Club Monaco

173 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-3529 clubmonaco.com

Copious Row

86 Greenwich Ave. 203-340-2720 copiousrow.com

COS

283 Greenwich Ave. 203-742-9940 cosstores.com

CoutureDossier

43 Greenwich Ave. 203-900-1600 couturedossier.com

Eileen Fisher

252 Greenwich Ave. 203-442-2032 eileenfisher.com

Everything but Water

84 Greenwich Ave. 203-662-1878 everythingbutwater.com

Fifi & Bella

50 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3450 fifiandbella.com

Fjällräven

200 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3599 fjallraven.us

Frame

250 Greenwich Ave. 203-742-7719 frame-store.com

Great Stuff

321 Greenwich Ave.

Hermès

Hobbs

243 Greenwich Ave. 203-439-3816 hobbs.com

Intermix

325 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich 203-302-3200 intermixonline.com

J. Crew

126 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-5181 jcrew.com

J. McLaughlin

55 East Putnam Ave. 203-862-9777 jmclaughlin.com

Jacadi

22 Greenwich Ave. 203-422-2202 jacadi.us

Jojo Maman Bébé

60 Greenwich Ave. 203-987-4544 jojomamanbebe.com

Juja Active

160 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3530

Katie Fong

60 Lewis St. 203-717-1660 katiefong.com

Letarte Swimwear

369 B Greenwich Ave. 203-992-4377 letartelux.com

LF Stores

319 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-6193 lfstores.com

Lilly Pulitzer

92 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-3136 lillypulitzer.com

Little Eric of Greenwich

15 E. Elm St. 203-622-1600

Lululemon Athletica 151 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-5046 lululemon.com

Madewell

Marmot

75 Greenwich Ave. 203-422-2191 sephora.com

Michelle Farmer Collaborate

Shari’s Place

117 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3888 sharisplace.com

45 E. Putnam Ave. 203-340-9885 michellefarmer.com

Shoes ‘n’ More

OGGI 5

251 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-2323 shoesnmore.com

365 Greenwich Ave. 203-717-1155 oggi5.com

Smart Kids Toys

Oliver Peoples

17 East Elm Street 203-869-0022 sktoys.com

236 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-7081 oliverpeoples.com

Sweaty Betty

Out of the Box

200 Greenwich Ave. 203-717-1095 sweatybetty.com

73 Greenwich Ave. 203-625-9696 outoftheboxclothes.com

Tesla

Persifor

340 Greenwich Ave. 203-900-6162 tesla.com

10 Grigg St. 917-974-5082 persifor.com

Threads & Treads

Peserico

17 East Putnam Ave. 203-661-0142 threadsandtreads.com

279 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-7999 peserico.it

Tory Burch

Petticoat Lane

335 Greenwich Ave. 203-863-0045 petticoat-lane.com

255 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-5023 toryburch.com

Rag & Bone

TUMI

244 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-6222 rag-bone.com

289 Greenwich Ave. 203-861-2920 tumi.com

Richards

Vilebrequin

359 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-0551 richards.mitchell stores.com

200 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-6989 vilebrequin.com

Roberta Roller Rabbit

161 Greenwich Ave. 203-742-5858 vince.com

Vince

103 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-1969 rollerrabbit.com

Vineyard Vines

145 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-1803 vineyardvines.com

Rodd & Gunn

354 Greenwich Ave. 203-302-1014 roddandgunn.com

Warby Parker

346 Greenwich Ave. 203-433-7701 warbyparker.com

Saks Fifth Avenue/ The Saks Shops at Greenwich

Zara

205 Greenwich Ave. 203-862-5300 saksfifthavenue.com

225 Greenwich Ave. 203-861-7411 zara.com

Saks Fifth Avenue/ The Collective and The Vault

256 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-1591 madewell.com

200 Greenwich Ave. 203-862-5300 saksfifthavenue.com

Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue 10022-Shoe

85 Greenwich Ave. 203-422-5660 shopmarcus.com

Sephora

165 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-0162 marmot.com

JEWELRY Betteridge

239 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-0124 betteridge.com

Manfredi Jewels

121 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-1414 manfredijewels.com

20 East Elm St. 203-862-5330 saksfifthavenue.com

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Shreve Crump & Low 125 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-6205 shrevecrumpandlow .com

Leicht Greenwich Kitchens

11 E. Putnam Ave. 914-218-3433 leichtwestchester.com

Simon Teakle Jewelry

Lillian August

Steven Fox Jewelry

Lynnens

Tiffany& Co.

McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center

4 Grigg St. 203-769-5888 simonteakle.com

8 Lewis St. 203-629-3303 stevenfoxjewelry.com

140 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-7847 tiffany.com

HOME DÉCOR, DESIGN, ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS Baccarat

238 Greenwich Ave. 203-618-0900 baccarat.com

Christopher Peacock Cabinetry 2 Dearfield Dr. 203-862-9333 peacockhome.com

Circa Lighting

21 West Putnam Ave. 203-622-1417 circalighting.com

Diane’s Books

195 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3740 lillianaugust.com

278 Greenwich Ave. 866-629-3659 lynnens.com

48 Arch St. 203-661-5600 mcardles.com

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 45 East Putnam Ave. 203-661-4480 mgbwhome.com

Naturepedic

79 E. Putnam Ave. 203-340-9988 naturepedic.com

Oomph

21 West Putnam Ave. 203-518-8068 oomphhome.com

Orvis

107 Greenwich Ave. 203-987-4518 orvis.com

8 Grigg St. 203-869-1515 dianesbooks.com

RH Greenwich 310 Greenwich Ave. 203-552-1040

Farrow & Ball

restorationhardware .com

32 East Putnam Ave. 203-422-0990 farrow-ball.com

Gilles Clement Design 120 E. Putnam Ave. 203-717-1919 gclementdesigns.com

Grayson de Vere

23 Lewis St. 203-769-5488 graysondevere.com

Greenwich Orchids

106 Mason Street 203-661-5544 greenwichorchids.com

Hästens

21-23 E. Putnam Ave. 203-629-8022 hastens.com

Hoagland’s of Greenwich

175 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-2127 hoaglands.com

Jonathan Adler

88 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-1476 jonathanadler.com

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses 437 North St. 203-869-3418 sambridge.com

SM Home

70 Arch St. 203-629-8121 sandramorganinteriors .com

Sarah Blank Design Studio

19 West Putnam Ave. 203-655-6900 sarahblankdesignstudio .com

Simon Pearce

125 E. Putnam Ave. 203-861-0780 simonpearce.com

Splurge

39 Lewis St. 203-869-7600 splurgegifts.com

Steinway & Sons Greenwich

72 Greenwich Ave.


203-227-8222 steinwayct.com

The Perfect Provenance

47 Arch Street 203-900-1131 theperfectprovenance .com

The Shade Store

48 West Putnam Ave. 203-987-3080 theshadestore.com

The Tailored Home

2 Greenwich Ave. 203-542-5046 thetailoredhomect.com

Tiger Lily’s

154 Prospect St. 203-629-6510 tigerlilysgreenwich.com

Waterworks

23 West Putnam Ave. 203-869-7766 waterworks.com

Winston Flowers

382 Greenwich Ave. 800-622-0722 winstonflowers.com

FITNESS Belly and Body

1381 E. Putnam Ave. 203-637-3399 bellyandbody.com

Combine Training

469 W. Putnam Ave. 203-717-1700 combinetrainingct.com

Elliptica

1345 E. Putnam Ave. 203-344-1193 ellipticastudios.com

Equinox Greenwich 16 Old Track Road 203-863-0070 equinox.com

Forme Barre Method 141 W. Putnam Ave. 203-625-7616 gofigurestudio.com

New York Sports Club Greenwich 6 Liberty Way 203-869-1253 newyorksportsclubs .com

Pure Barre

280 Railroad Ave. 203-489-3500 purebarre.com

SLT

134 E. Putnam Ave. 203-622-6700 sltnyc.com

SoulCycle Greenwich

266 Mason Street 203-653-7685 soul-cycle.com

YMCA

50 East Putnam Ave. 203-869-1630 greenwichymca.org

YWCA

259 East Putnam Ave. Greenwich 203-869-6501 ywcagreenwich.org

BEAUTY Angela Cosmai Salon 289 Greenwich Ave. 203-461-8252 angelacosmai.com

Celia B. Skin Care

181 Greenwich Ave. 203-861-6850 celiabskincare.com

Christopher Noland Salon and Beauty

124 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-4247 christophernoland.com

The Color Café

23 Benedict Place 203-769-1929 colorcafestudio.com

Dream Spa & Salon 151 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-2525 dreamdayspa.com

Frederic Fekkai Greenwich 2 Lewis Ct. 203-861-6700 fekkai.com

GlamBlow

18 Lewis St. 203-622-0018

Jaafar Tazi Hair Salon 149 Greenwich Ave. 203-340-2525 jaafartazi.com

Maison D’Alexandre

33 Lewis St. 203-661-1111 maisondalexandre.com

Paolo Lanfredi Salon 401 Greenwich Ave. 203-900-1221 paulolanfredi.com

Salan H

144 Mason St. 203-554-1157 salanh.com

Warren Tricomi Salon 1 E. Putnam Ave. 203-863-9300 warrentricomi.com

COS COB Beam & Barre

241 E. Putnam Ave. 203-614-1952 beamandbarre.com

LUXURY HOME CONSIGNMENT

Do’s by Christopher Noland 25 Lewis St. 203-489-3200 doshair.com

The Drawing Room 220 E. Putnam Ave. 203-661-3737 thedrawingroom home.com

Marietta C.

436 E. Putnam Ave. 203-661-2171 mariettac.com

Trovare Home

245 East Putnam Ave. 203-869-5512 trovarehomedesign .com

OLD GREENWICH Anna Banana

248 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0128

Back 40 Mercantile

264 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0240 back40mercantile.com

Bennett Jewelers

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Fred

236 Sound Beach Ave. 203-344-9533 thefredshop.com

Housewarmings

264 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-5106

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Lily

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261 Sound Beach Ave. 203-344-9038 originallifestyle.com

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BRING YOUR APPETITE—AND YOUR FRIENDS—TO OUR WORLD-CLASS DINING OPTIONS

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ithin its 32 square miles, Greenwich boasts an incredible

serves classic contemporary French cuisine. With its impeccable service

array of restaurants serving a diverse mix of cuisines. The

and formal flair, this pretty spot is consistently named one of the state’s

farm-to-table trend has become the norm. Also on the

best restaurants.

rise, healthy fast-food options, everything from fresh-pressed juices to

Closer to the Avenue there is more fine French cuisine. At LE PENGUIN,

vegetarian grain bowls and a lively coffee bar scene. Although many of

butcher-paper-topped tables and a cozy stand-up bar add to the bistro

the town’s most popular eateries are located along the six-block stretch

atmosphere, as do favorites such as escargot, mussels in white wine

of Greenwich Avenue and the surrounding side streets, there are plenty

and steak frites Béarnaise. Its sister restaurant in Old Greenwich, LE

of options in the outlying hamlets. From classic French to authentic

FAT POODLE, is a fun, upscale spot with French bistro cuisine—the

Italian, from wood-fired pizzas to grass-fed burgers, newcomers will

red snapper in coconut curry is a crowd fave. High ceilings, tall

find options for all tastes and budgets.

potted palms and a painting of a portly blue poodle add to the breezy

In Glenville, REBECCA’S is a stylish spot specializing in New American

ambience. At L’ESCALE at the Delamar, the fresh seasonal fare is

fund crowd. Ditto POLPO on the Old Post Road, where diners sup on hearty Italian fare and the piano bar has a New York saloon vibe. The Riverside landmark, VALBELLA, boasts elegant dining rooms and an outdoor

terrace. THOMAS HENKELMANN at the Homestead Inn, a nineteenth-century Victorian manor in Belle Haven,

Mediterranean in feel. The chic bar attracts a lively Bloody Marys at The Spread (above); Supreme of Salmon at Thomas Henkelmann, a L’Escale signature cocktail, Douro’s seafood Bolognese, Thomas Henkelmann (opposite, clockwise from top left)

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crowd; at the waterfront terrace, with its distinctly nautical air, you’ll find the cheerful Bar Octopus, which offers a menu of craft cocktails and, of course, a variety of seafood bites. Inside, the restaurant’s Provencal terracotta tile floor and wood-burning fireplace transport diners to the south of France. The

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contemporary BISTRO V offers a diverse selection of pastries—buttery

Old Greenwich, the go-to-spot for breakfast and lunch is SWEET PEA’S

croissants, tarte tatin—crusty breads and classics such as French

BAKING COMPANY, a delightful café that appeals to its international

onion soup, croque monsieur, grilled salmon and beef bourguignon.

clientele with classic American treats—cupcakes, scones, a hearty

Owners Marc and Eveylyn Penvenne, who hail from Bretagne, are the

morning glory muffin, farmer’s breakfast—and Brazilian staples,

couple behind the popular MELI-MELO across the street. Families adore

such as pao de queijo, cheesebread that pairs perfectly with coffee,

this bright, cheerful space, where crepes take center stage.

and brigadeiros. For fresh bagels and all the trimmings, UPPER CRUST

There is no shortage of superb coffee shops, cafes and bakeries in

BAGELS is the place to go, especially on weekends. You can satisfy your

town. Debra Ponzak’s AUX DÉLICES on West Elm Street is a great place

sweet tooth at the self-serve candy bar at ADA’S KITCHEN & COFFEE in

to refuel after shopping, and there’s a sumptuous selection of foods

Riverside, but most people are there to fuel up on coffee that’s made

to take away. BLACK FOREST BAKERY on Lewis Street has a delightful

with beans from local roaster Path and the fresh-off-the-farm feel of

offering of German-baked goods and pastries; its holiday cookie

the breakfast and lunch fare.

selection is renowned. On the Avenue, ST. MORITZ BAKERY is another

Near the top of the Avenue, the GINGER MAN is known for its hearty

crowd favorite for its European baked goods (think apple strudel

American fare and craft beers. You’ll find an affable crowd bellied up

and German chocolate cake), many of which are gluten-free. Also on

to the wooden bar where there is a wide assortment of stouts, lagers

the Avenue (behind Saks) is SOMETHING NATURAL, the first off-island

and IPAs on tap. For fresh seafood and shellfish served up in a bright,

outpost of Nantucket’s iconic sandwich shop. Try one of the oversized

convivial atmosphere, locals head to ELM STREET OYSTER HOUSE.

sandwiches on the cafe’s signature house-baked Portuguese bread.

Small plates, tapas, paellas—all this and more awaits at DOURO, a

Provenance, a luxury goods boutique. The café—open for lunch every day and dinner one night a month— features an evolving menu under the direction of chef Duane Shand, who cooks for just five or six tables, plus a few more on the porch in season. In

Mediterranean-style restaurant with a Portuguese flair. One of Something Natural’s signature piled-high sandwiches (above, left); Sweet Pea’s Baking Company serves up classic American treats. (above, right)

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Another appealing spot is the new LULU CLASSIC CHINESE on Lewis Street, which offers classic Chinese food made from healthy ingredients (think organic, free-range, hormone-free, wild-caught fish). Touting New American seasonal fare, THE SPREAD at the top of the Avenue on

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CREATIVE KITCHEN occupies the bottom floor of an attractive brick building

Italian specialties attract a loyal following. Similarly, LOUIE’S in Cos Cob

on West Elm Street. Inside, the space boasts reclaimed wood tables and

has a clubby atmosphere and serves classic comfort food, Italian-style.

floor-to-ceiling windows. The gluten-free menu features sautéed fast

For great steak, you can’t do better than BLACKSTONES and

bowls, tossed salads and cold brew from Trumbull-based organic roaster

GABRIELE’S, as both set a high bar when it comes to food. For

Shearwater. At the bottom of the Avenue, newcomer FRESHII features a

something a little simpler, LITTLE PUB in Cos Cob has the art of the

nutrition-led menu of healthy eating options while at the bottom of the

burger down pat—no surprise, since it serves up roughly 3,000 a week

Avenue, THE GRANOLA BAR serves up more than its namesake granola. It

between its four locations. Back on the Avenue, HARVEST WINE BAR’s

has a selection of breakfast and lunch offerings such as bowls, wraps and

rustic ambience is the perfect setting for the customized farm-to-fork

sandwiches, smoothies and coffees in a bright, modern space.

fare. Diners love the seasonal menu that draws on ingredients from

Families love the pies at PIZZA POST on West Putnam Avenue and

local and organic farms. Similarly, BACK 40 KITCHEN grows much of its

GOFER ICE CREAM next door. BOBBY Q’S PIT STOP is known for its

own produce at its farm in Washington, Connecticut. The bright, airy

authentic, pit-smoked barbecue. Another option in Riverside is the

space is done in reclaimed barn wood and has an herbal growing wall.

contemporary TONY’S AT THE J HOUSE and the J House Coffee Bar,

For an after-work drink, a game of darts and classic American fare,

both at the J House hotel. When it comes to delis, GARDEN CATERING,

the family-friendly OLD GREENWICH SOCIAL CLUB is a short walk from

CORBO’S, RINALDI’S and the FIREHOUSE all have a loyal following. High

the village center. Tuesdays are trivia nights, Fridays are karaoke nights,

school kids craving comfort food gravitate to CHICKEN JOE’S in Cos Cob, home to the infamous High School Special, as well as the new GELATO &

and every night is taco night. Fast-food takes on new meaning at B.GOOD, the Boston-based healthy

CIOCCOLATO, serving homemade gelatos made from locally sourced and

food chain. Order one of the signature kale-and-grain bowls or craft

imported ingredients.

RESTAURANTS: A TASTING BYRAM

Famous Greek Kitchen

10 N. Water St. 203-531-6887 famousgreekkitchen .com

Firehouse Deli

256 Mill St. 203-531-0002 firehousedeli.com

COS COB

The Spread

18 W. Putnam Ave. 203-900-1887 thespreadgreenwich. com

GLENVILLE Rebecca’s

265 Glenville Rd. 203-532-9270 rebeccasgreenwich.com

GREENWICH Aux Délices

231 E. Putnam Ave. 203-861-0075 chickenjoesofgreenwich .com

3 W. Elm St. 203-622-6644 1075 E. Putnam Ave. Riverside 203-698-1066 auxdelicesfoods.com

Gelato & Cioccolato

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Chicken Joe’s

232 E. Putnam Ave. 203-900-1288 gelatoecioccolato.us

Little Pub

342 Greenwich Ave. 203-489-3255 bgood.com

Back 40 Kitchen

531 East Putnam Ave. 203-717-1147 littlepub.com

107 Greenwich Ave. 203-992-1800 back40kitchen.com

Lorca Coffee Bar

Bistro V

160 E. Putnam Ave. 203-930-2401 lorcacoffeebar.com

339 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-6634 versaillesgreenwich.com

Louie’s

Black Forest Bakery

136 River Rd. Ext. 203-422-2177 louiesrestaurantbar.com

52 Lewis St. 203-629-9330 blackforestpastryshop .com

Rinaldi’s Country Deli

Blackstones

70 Orchard St. 203-622-8315 rinaldiscoscob.com

28 W. Putnam Ave. 203-661-8700 blackstonesteakhousect .com

Café 47

Harvest Wine Bar

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372 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-4080 harvestwinebar.com

Coffee Café Roasters

L’Escale

500 Steamboat Rd. 203-661-4600 lescalerestaurant.com

118 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-8300 coffeecaferoasters.com

Le Pain Quotidien

Douro

253 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-7622 dourogroup.com

382 Greenwich Ave. 203-404-7533 lepainquotidien.com

Eastend Restaurant

Le Penguin

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61 Lewis St., 203-717-1200 lepenguinbistro.com

Elm Street Oyster House

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Lulu Classic Chinese

11 West Elm St. 203-629-5795 elmstreetoysterhouse .com

Mediterraneo

366 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-4747 zhospitalitygroup.com

Freshii

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Meli-Melo

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Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse

Myx Creative Kitchen

35 Church St. 203-622-4223 gabrielesofgreenwich.com

19 W. Elm St., 203-861-1150 myxkitchen.com

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Pizza Post

64 Greenwich Ave. 203-861-6400 gingermanct.com

522 East Putnam Ave. 203-661-0909 thepizzapost.com

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Polpo Restaurant

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St. Moritz Bakery

283 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-2818 stmoritzgreenwich.com

Something Natural 189 Greenwich Ave. 203-863-2100 somethingnaturalct .com

Terra Ristorante

156 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-5222 zhospitalitygroup.com

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OLD GREENWICH Applausi Osteria

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Beach House Café

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Corbo’s Corner Deli 1380 E. Putnam Ave. 203-354-4675 470 W. Putnam Ave. 203-629-4987 corbosdeli.com

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Le Fat Poodle

20 Arcadia Rd. 203-717-1515 lefatpoodle.com

Old Greenwich Social Club

148 Sound Beach Ave. 203-990-3033 ogsocial.com

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company

212 Sound Beach Ave. 203-990-0008 sweetpeasct.com

Upper Crust Bagel Co. 197 Sound Beach Ave. 203-698-0079 uppercrustbagel.com

RIVERSIDE Ada’s Kitchen

112 Riverside Ave. 203-637-1956 adaskitchenandcoffee .com

Bobby Q’s Pit Stop

1340 E. Putnam Ave. 203-990-0606 bobbyqpitstop.com

Tony’s at J House

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The focus on academics continues straight through high school,

is certainly true when it comes to education. Diversity is key in

where students can choose from among 300 courses—everything

this community of 62,000 residents, where students have access

from English 101 and digital video production to Mandarin Chinese

to a wealth of learning opportunities. The district’s eleven elementary

and macroeconomics. There are opportunities to pursue independent

schools, three middle schools, one high school, one alternative high

courses of study, and to take part in programs such as the project-

school, and fine selection of private schools boast courses and schedules

based Innovation Lab, and the highly sought-after Honors Science

designed to meet the needs of today’s young scholars.

Research program. One GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL student in that

Academic excellence is paramount. Four of the elementary schools

program took the grand prize at the 2015 Google Science Fair;

and one middle school serve as magnet schools.

recently, two students from the program were finalists in the prestigious Regneron Science Talent Search.

DUNDEE and NEW LEBANON elementary and WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL have international baccalaureate

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Connecticut State Math League Champions eight out of the last nine

preschool education. In addition to the public preschool, there are

years. A big part of what makes Greenwich stand out is the depth of

more than thirty institutions, many connected with local schools

its extracurricular offerings. There are countless ways for students

and churches. Several Greenwich daycare centers offer programs

to pursue their passions. They can contribute to school magazines

for preschool-age children, too. For information on childcare and

and newspapers, photograph school events, perform onstage in

preschool programs in Greenwich, pick up a copy of “Preschools &

musicals, and play in a string ensemble or jazz combo. As for school

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clubs, there are more than 100 formal clubs at the high school alone. Students can indulge their passions for anime, baking, coding, debate,

schools, including STANWICH and GREENWICH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL,

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which recently merged to form one institution. Students in K through eighth grade will attend the Greenwich Country Day School campus,

When it comes to community service, Greenwich public school kids Dog, and Family Centers, among others. These experiences offer students

schools of note are SACRED HEART, BRUNSWICK, GREENWICH ACADEMY

the opportunity to learn new skills, make meaningful connections with

and WHITBY, one of the oldest Montessori schools in the country. The

new people in town, and make a difference in the lives of others.

exemplary KING SCHOOL in Stamford and RYE COUNTRY DAY in Rye, New York, are nearby. For adults, the Greenwich Public Schools’

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continuing education program offers about 250 courses a year.

high school fields forty-two varsity teams, which have won numerous

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county, state and regional championships. GHS athletes

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The Long Ridge School

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS

GREENWICH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Brunswick School

290 Greenwich Ave. 203-625-7400; greenwichschools.org

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Cos Cob Elementary School

300 East Putnam Ave. 203-869-4670

Glenville Elementary School 33 Riversville Rd. 203-531-9287

Hamilton Avenue Elementary School 184 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich 203-869-1685

International School at Dundee 55 Florence Rd. Riverside 203-637-3800

Julian Curtiss Elementary School 180 East Elm St. Greenwich 203-869-1896

New Lebanon Elementary School

25 Mead Ave. Greenwich 203-531-9139

North Mianus Elementary School

309 Palmer Hill Rd. Riverside; 203-637-9730

North Street Elementary School 381 North St. Greenwich 203-869-6756

Old Greenwich Elementary School

285 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0150

Parkway Elementary School 141 Lower Cross Rd. Greenwich 203-869-7466

Riverside Elementary School 90 Hendrie Ave. 203-637-1440

Boys, pre-K–12th grade 100 Maher Ave. Greenwich 203-625-5800 brunswickschool.org

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Carmel Academy

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Coed, K–8th grade 270 Lake Ave. Greenwich 203-863-9663 carmelacademy.com

Eastern Middle School

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HIGH SCHOOLS

Girls, preK–12th grade 200 N. Maple Ave. Greenwich 203-625-8900 greenwichacademy.org

Greenwich High School

10 Hillside Rd. 203-625-8000

Greenwich Catholic School

The Windrose Program

Coed, preK–8th grade 471 North St., Greenwich 203-869-4000 gcsct.org

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Coed, 1st–9th grade 270 Lake Ave. Greenwich 203-629-9039 gwjs.org

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Girls, K–12th grade 1177 King St. Greenwich 203-531-6500 cshgreenwich.org

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THE GOOD LIFE

THE COUNTRY-CLUB SCENE IN GREENWICH IS ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE THIS TOWN

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lub life is deeply woven into the fabric of this community,

racers and the America’s Cup. Adding to its allure is the picturesque

and with fifteen to choose from, there is something to fit

setting at the mouth of Greenwich Harbor; at night, dining on the

most tastes and budgets. In addition to traditional country

terrace is a singular experience. Although not technically a yacht club,

clubs—which offer everything from championship golf and tennis

the GREENWICH WATER CLUB in Cos Cob offers water activities, plus

to swimming, squash, trap, skeet and indoor bowling—there are

three pools and a riverfront setting. There’s an on-site rowing facility

community clubs, yacht clubs and a location dedicated to rackets

and storage for shells, a modern fitness center and a chic dining room,

sports. All offer fantastic outlets for kids, including summer camps and

all of which add to the family-friendly vibe.

a variety of junior sailing, golf, swim and tennis programs. Between

The town also has several highly sought-after community clubs.

Memorial Day and Labor Day, these clubs host outdoor barbecues,

Established in 1929, The MILBROOK CLUB’s elegant Tudor clubhouse

shore dinners, classic regattas and competitive swim races. For many

anchors a delightful nine-hole golf course, swimming, tennis, paddle

members, private clubs form the nexus of their social lives; for others,

tennis and lakeside dining, and it all underwent a major facelift

they provide a welcome respite from the busy workweek.

in 2017. There’s more good news for prospective members of this

The town’s seven country clubs feature beautifully designed golf

club: Milbrook offers an ex-pat program for families relocating to

courses that roll and rise along tree-lined fairways. Located just off

Greenwich from overseas. In Old Greenwich, the ROCKY POINT CLUB

Doubling Road in Mid-country, the oldest among them, GREENWICH

is a seasonal option for families who enjoy the breezy, barefoot

COUNTRY CLUB, dates back to 1892. Behind its white-brick façade, grand

vibe, while BELLE HAVEN CLUB—with its shingle-style clubhouse,

interiors strike an elegant note. From the outdoor terrace, diners are

prime waterfront setting and active sailing program—is designed

afforded a sweeping view of Long Island Sound. The spacious pool area

for residents of Belle Haven. In Glenville, the BAILIWICK CLUB offers

has a sleek, resort feel. Nearby, at the end of Perkins Road, the stone-and-

swimming and tennis in summer and paddle tennis in winter. In a

clapboard clubhouse of BURNING TREE sits amid elegantly landscaped

category all its own, the FIELD CLUB of Greenwich is dedicated to racket

grounds. In Backcountry, off North Street, discreet stone pillars mark

sports, with a choice of grass and clay courts, plus paddle tennis and

the entrance to THE STANWICH CLUB, generally considered home to one

squash. There are theme evenings, pool parties and Shakespeare lectures.

of the most challenging courses in the state. ROUND HILL CLUB is tucked

In keeping with its understated profile, the club’s entrance is simply

at the end of a winding road off Round Hill; its low-slung gray clapboard

marked by a pair of lanterns embossed with the letters “FC.”

clubhouse evokes an English country-manor feel. Also in Backcountry is TAMARACK COUNTRY CLUB, founded in 1929. Its restored Charles Bank-

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Indian Harbor Yacht Club

Round Hill Club

710 Steamboat Road 203-869-2484 indianharboryc.com

33 Round Hill Club Road 203-869-2350 rhclub.org

Fairview Country Club

Innis Arden Golf Club

The Stanwich Club

1241 King Street 203-531-6200 fairviewcountryclub.org

120 Tomac Ave. Old Greenwich 203-637-6900 innisardengolfclub.com

The Field Club

The Milbrook Club

Tamarack Country Club

Westchester in 1904, it was displaced twice over the years by highway construction. Now located off King Street, a grand brick clubhouse

100 Harbor Drive 203-861-5353 bellehavenclub.com

whistles a family might want, including a tennis bubble for winter play. And, of course, when the snow falls, the fairways behind the clubhouse serve as prime sledding territory. Greenwich also boasts two superb yacht clubs, both of which date

120 Perkins Road 203-869-9004 burningtreecc.org

back to the late nineteenth century. First founded in 1888 as a club for the local community, RIVERSIDE YACHT CLUB has long been a major contender in yachting circles. It has a superb marina, pool, tennis courts and a strong competitive sailing program for kids and adults alike. Closer to downtown Greenwich sits the grande dame of yacht clubs. Built in 1889 on land leased from Boss Tweed, INDIAN HARBOR is

276 Lake Ave. 203-869-1300 fcofgreenwich.com

first and foremost a yacht club with a rich history tied to famous ocean

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49 River Road Cos Cob, 203-661-4033 greenwichwaterclub.com

61 Woodside Drive 203-869-4540 milbrookclub.com

60 Rocky Point Road Old Greenwich 203-637-2397 rockypointclub.com

888 North Street 203-869-0555 stanwich.com

55 Locust Road 203-531-7300 tamarackcountryclub.com


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SPIRIT MOVES YOU

THESE SERENE SANCTUARIES AND HISTORIC LANDMARKS PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY

to the past. They are thoroughly modern sanctuaries that play a vital

look no further than the town’s forty houses of worship,

role in the lives of many Greenwich residents. Besides formal services,

many of which date back hundreds of years. The FIRST

on any given day they host everything from coffee hours, yoga and

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF OLD GREENWICH, for instance, was

meditation lessons to virtual prayer boxes, healing circles, outreach,

incorporated in 1665. The STANWICH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

childcare and more.

was founded in 1731 (a year before the birth of George Washington)

In winter, one of the town’s most eagerly anticipated gatherings is

and CHRIST CHURCH was established as a parish in

the annual Christmas tree and Menorah lighting hosted

1749. Newcomers will be happy to know that today,

by Christ Church and its neighbor, TEMPLE SHOLOM.

our town’s houses of worship (including the Friends

The interfaith celebration is traditionally held the first

meeting house and the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches located nearby) offer more than just a nod

Christ Church (above); Second Congregational Church (opposite)

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Thursday in December, and for many it signals the start of the holiday season. Equally beloved is the church’s annual

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RESOURCES COS COB Diamond Hill United Methodist Church 521 E. Putnam Ave. 203-869-2395

Greenwich Reform Synagogue 92 Orchard St. 203-629-0018

GREENWICH Anglican Church of the Advent 606 Riversville Rd.

Bethel A.M.E. Church 42 Lake Ave. 203-661-3099

Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich 75 Mason St. 203-629-9059

Christ Church Greenwich 254 E. Putnam Ave. 203-869-6600

Dingletown Community Church 376 Stanwich Rd. 203-629-5923

First Baptist Church

Carols by Candlelight service on the fourth Sunday of Advent, and the

10 Northfield St. 203-869-7988

Christmas Pageant. More than seventy-five children participate in this pageant, which draws a crowd of about 600 people.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

Come spring, the SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in

11 Park Place 203-869-1555

Greenwich has a front-row seat to one of the most spectacular displays in town. The church, which was founded in 1705—forty

First Church of Round Hill

years after the the First Congregational in Old Greenwich— overlooks Putnam Hill, a broad sweep of lawn that residents call

464 Round Hill Rd. 203-629-3876

“crocus hill” because of the bountiful carpet of spring flowers that graces the gentle slope. In June, the church’s annual tent weekend kicks off with a Friday evening picnic and performance by the Greenwich High School Jazz Band. The fun lasts through the next two days with picnics, barbecues, games and movies for the kids. Another longstanding community-wide event, the annual ST. features rides, games and entertainment for a week in July. In August section of town is a fun-filled affair. And in September, the ROUND HILL

10 Indian Rock Lane 203-869-2807

Greenwich Congr. of Jehovah’s Witnesses 471 Stanwich Rd. 203-661-1244

Harvest Time Church 1338 King St. 203-531-7778

Japanese Gospel Church 286 Delavan Ave.

203-531-6450

North Greenwich Congregational Church 606 Riversville Rd. 203-869-7763

Round Hill Community Church

St. Roch Catholic Church 10 St. Roch Ave. 203-869-4176

St. Timothy Chapel 1034 North St. 203-869-5421

Second Congregational Church 139 E. Putnam Ave. 203-869-9311

Stanwich Congregational Church 202 Taconic Rd. 203-661-4420

Temple Sholom 300 E. Putnam Ave. 203-869-7191

Trinity Church 254 E. Putnam Ave. 203-618-0808

OLD GREENWICH

395 Round Hill Rd. 203-869-1091

Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism

Sacred Heart Church

293 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-4615

95 Henry St. 203-531-8730

St. Agnes Catholic Church 247 Stanwich Rd. 203-869-5396

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church 954 Lake Ave. 203-661-5526

First Congregational Church 108 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-1791

Living Hope Community Church 38 West End Ave. 203-637-3669

St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church 350 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-2262

38 Field Point Rd. 203-869-0032

178 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-9393

RIVERSIDE

First Presbyterian Church

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

59 E. Putnam Ave. 203-629-9584

COMMUNITY CHURCH in Backcountry holds its annual Blessing of the

Greenwich Baptist Church

84 Sherwood Ave. 203-531-8741

St. Mary Catholic Church

First United Methodist Church

the annual ST. ROCH CATHOLIC CHURCH’s Festival in the Chickahominy

Worship at The Women’s Club of Greenwich 89 Maple Ave. 203-861-7555

St. Paul Catholic Church

First Lutheran Church

1 W. Putnam Ave. 203-869-8686

CATHERINE OF SIENA CATHOLIC CHURCH’s Festival of Fun in Riverside,

Grace Church of Greenwich

469 North St. 203-869-5421

4 Riverside Ave. 203-637-3661

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

286 Delavan Ave. 203-531-8466

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Animals service. The church also invites local animal advocacy groups to gather on the lawn to provide information on the important work they do for animals in our community.

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New to Greenwich? We were once too.

Whether you are brand new or “new-ish” to the Greenwich community, we invite you to make Temple Sholom a part of your journey.

300 East Putnam Avenue • Greenwich, CT • 203-869-7191 /TempleSholomCT • www.templesholom.com


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in-season, open-skating sessions, plus private and group lessons. Come

town is a true paradise for outdoors lovers. Sailing, kayaking, tennis,

the GREENWICH RIDING & TRAILS ASSOCIATION maintains a vast network

golf, birdwatching and horseback riding are just some of the sporty

of trails through the town’s Backcountry. And speaking of horses, on

activities our residents enjoy. For those who like more organized play,

Sunday afternoons in the summer, spectators head up North Street to

the town’s recreational programs are geared toward all age levels, from

the GREENWICH POLO CLUB at Conyers Farm to tailgate, socialize and

tots to adults, and even inlcude indoor leagues for winter play.

watch high-level matches. And there are other team sports, including

reenwich is an active community that takes advantage of its

ice time at the DOROTHY HAMILL RINK in Byram, where there are daily

easy access to nature. From its scenic coastal setting to its hundreds of acres of open space, parks and woodlands, the

summer, the rink is transformed into a baseball field. For equestrians,

several organized by town-sponsored leagues, such

For starters, the town boasts thirty-four all-weather

as basketball, volleyball, softball, lacrosse and even

tennis courts (for in-season play, buy tennis passes at Town Hall), and two lighted paddle-tennis courts. On King Street, the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed eighteen-hole GRIFFITH E. HARRIS GOLF COURSE, the only municipal course in Greenwich, is open to residents and their guests. Figure skaters and hockey players get

A family enjoying the matches at the Greenwich Polo Club (above); a family taking a stroll through Binney Park; (opposite)

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pickleball, a game that combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton. Not surprisingly, given the town’s proximity to Long Island Sound, many recreational activities revolve around the water. When the weather is fine, the Mianus

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River, which flows between Cos Cob and Riverside, serves as a launch

member of a private yacht club to join the fun. GREENWICH COMMUNITY

pad for paddleboarders, kayakers and rowers. On bright summer

SAILING, which operates out of the old Chimes Building at the Point, has

mornings, you’ll see adults and teens in single, double and multiperson

rentals as well as lessons for kids and adults. You’ll learn the ropes on

sculls. The beach at GREENWICH POINT PARK (also known as Tod’s

easy-to-manage Hobies, Hunters and Lasers.

Point) is a magnet for families who enjoy sunbathing and paddling in

Two of the town parks are actually islands located a short ride from shore: ISLAND BEACH has a concession stand, picnic tables and a

the saltwater pond, where great blue herons and snowy egrets navigate

playground; GREAT CAPTAIN ISLAND is home to a bird sanctuary and a

the sedge-lined tidal flats. Thanks to the work of the Greenwich Point

historic lighthouse. Both islands are accessible by town ferry and can be

Conservancy, many of the park’s original buildings have been beautifully

reserved for overnight camping. Book early, as the highly sought-after

restored, including the COW BARN, which dates back to 1887. Here, you

slots fill up fast. On hot summer evenings, many people enjoy simply

will find the magnificent SUE H. BAKER PAVILION (named for a beloved

riding the town ferry round-trip as a way to wind down after work. Or,

local schoolteacher and conservancy cofounder) with its stunning

you can sign up for the popular Weekly Cruise to Nowhere, which offers

4,000-square-foot dining deck. Grab a snack and enjoy the view. There is

a chance to see the magnificent shoreline homes from the water. Just

another concession stand close to the beach or bring your own food and

remember to bring your own drinks and snacks.

take advantage of the many strategically placed grills and picnic tables.

Back on dry land, the action swings to the town’s multipurpose green

Stroll to the park’s westerly tip and watch kite surfers swoop and soar

spaces. In central Greenwich, BRUCE PARK’S walking trails curve past

on the stiff offshore breezes. Off-season, from December through April,

rose gardens and flowering trees; there’s a nonstop stream of strollers,

the Point becomes a playground for dogs who frolic in the water, chase

joggers and dog-walkers. The huge playground has separate areas

balls on the beach and walk the trails with their people companions. A strict leash law is enforced. Sailing is a popular pursuit around town, and on weeknights, the waters are filled with sailboats of all sizes out for weekly racing. You don’t have to be a

for toddlers and bigger kids. You’ll hear the thwack Greenwich Land Trust’s Go Wild (above, left); Greenwich Common (above, right); family fun at Tod’s Point (opposite)

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of baseball bats, tennis racquets and—only here— croquet mallets. Competitive and recreational croquet players dressed in regulation white gather to play on the beautifully maintained town court. Next to the

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skate park, where enthusiastic teens hit the ramps and rails. The park

RESOURCES

also hosts concerts and other events, including the annual Greenwich

Audubon Center

ferry dock, ROGER SHERMAN BALDWIN PARK is home to the town’s only

203-869-5272 greenwich.audubon.org

Town Party. A daylong family-friendly extravaganza of food, music and activities, it has become the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.

203-698-0599 greenwichsailing.com

Department of Parks and Recreation

In June, car buffs gather for the Concours d’Elegance vintage car show. September marks Adopt-a-Dog’s highly anticipated Puttin’ on the Dog

Greenwich Point Park

203-622-7814 greenwichct.gov

Festival, which benefits local animal shelters.

203-622-7814 greenwichct.gov

Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink

Heading west, BYRAM SHORE & ROSENWALD PARK comprises nearly thirty acres of property. In addition to a small beach and playground,

Greenwich Polo Club

203-531-8560 greenwichct.gov

last year saw the opening of a new pool area, featuring all the bells and

DPR Tennis Office

whistles, including a 1,000-square-foot splash pad, kiddie pool, and a

203-618-7613 greenwichct.gov

concession stand. Back east in Cos Cob, the new nine-acre COS COB PARK runs along the Mianus River opposite the train station. On land

Greenwich Community Sailing

203-531-1639 or 347-391-1576 greenwichpoloclub.com

Greenwich Riding & Trails Associaton 203-661-3062 thegrta.org

Greenwich Botanical Center 203-869-9242 greenwichbotanical center.org

Griffith E. Harris Golf Course 203-531-7200 thegriffgolf.org

Mianus River & Natural Park 203-622-7814 greenwichct.gov

formerly occupied by the old Cos Cob power station, you can take in the panoramic view of Long Island Sound from the open-air pavilion or one

bird-watchers, mountain bikers, walkers and fishermen, who cast for

of the shaded benches set along the mile-long waterfront path and visit

trout in the fast-moving river. At the MONTGOMERY PINETUM PARK in Cos

the town’s September 11 Memorial, which overlooks Indian Harbor.

Cob, home to the GREENWICH BOTANICAL CENTER, there are primrose

In Old Greenwich, BINNEY PARK—a gift from Crayola magnate Edwin

and tulip gardens, a rock garden, and trails lined with specimen conifers

Binney—hosts Little League sports, festive Fourth of July fireworks and

that lead to picnic areas and a flagstone terrace overlooking one of

model sailboat races. It’s also the terminus of the annual Memorial Day

the ponds. Far north in Backcountry is the AUDUBON CENTER, a 285-

Parade, which stretches along Sound Beach Avenue.

acre nature preserve with seven miles of trails. A separate wildflower

To commune with nature in a more meditative

sanctuary has another eight miles of trails, a duck

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sanctuaries. Hikers and horseback riders gravitate to the BABCOCK PRESERVE’s nearly 300 wooded acres in Backcountry, while MIANUS RIVER PARK, with nearly 220 acres straddling Greenwich and Stamford, attracts

swamp and the KIMBERLIN NATURE EDUCATION CENTER, The model sailboat regatta at Binney Park is a popular family tradition. (above); The 9/11 Memorial at Cos Cob Park (opposite)

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which houses an art gallery and children’s learning center. Here you will find a mile-long stroller and wheelchair accessible trail, making it even easier for the entire family to enjoy the center’s scenic landscape.


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Belle Haven

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neighborhoods with long and winding roads, as well as ones deep in the country, with four-acre zoning, plenty of privacy and incredible scenery. If you want a saltwater breeze in the backyard, other hamlets hug the rocky shoreline. Yet in every neighborhood, you’ll find a new favorite coffee shop or hiking trail. With so many appealing options, there really is something for everyone in Greenwich.

f you’re buying a new home, the neighborhood you select is as important as the house you choose. How do you find the right one? Fortunately, Greenwich offers a variety of areas to consider, along with diversity in geography, atmosphere and price. Those who want to put down roots in a place with a busy downtown vibe will find it in Greenwich. And then there are the leafier 59

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Riverside

AREA: EXIT 5 OFF I-95 • HIGHLIGHTS: WATERFRONT VIEWS; PLAYGROUNDS; COLORFUL HISTORY

LARGELY RESIDENTIAL IN FEEL, THE community of Riverside is named for its picturesque setting on the Mianus River, which forms its western border down to Long Island Sound. The main thoroughfare is Riverside Avenue, which bisects Route 1 (East Putnam Avenue) and runs south to Old Greenwich. Route 1 is home to Riverside’s only business district, which includes a variety of services, as well as BALDUCCI’S, a gourmet grocery store, and a branch of AUX DELICES, a Stamford-based catering company with delicious prepared foods. From Route 1, Riverside Avenue (known until the mid-nineteenth century as Potato Road because of all the potato cellars that were found here) swings past leafy, tree-lined streets that seem to meander around with no particular destination in mind. Many find their way to the water—the river, the harbor or the Sound—where egrets and herons strut along tidal flats and buoys clang in the breeze. Because of the way it is situated, topographically higher than its Old Greenwich neighbor, the area affords water views to many of its residents, even those who live inland. Just two square miles in size, Riverside’s history is rich and varied, dating back to the seventeenth century. It was known as Mianus Neck until 1870, and was primarily a community of farmers, fishermen and oystermen. Today, Riverside is prized for its off-thebeaten path feel, its excellent schools and its easy accessibility to I-95 and Metro-North. Riverside has its share of celebrity homeowners—not unlike the rest of Greenwich. They tend to congregate in the gated areas that run along the coast, including one with its own private beach. Many neighborhoods have a colorful past. Willowmere, for instance, was named for the willow trees that grew here—they were harvested during the Civil War to make prosthetics for wounded soldiers. In summer, those who own boats often motor over to TOD’S POINT for a beach day,

bypassing the traffic on Sound Beach Avenue. Families, in particular, love the convenience of RIVERSIDE YACHT CLUB (members only) on Cos Cob Harbor and Riverside Elementary School, which offers easy drop-off and pickup, plenty of parking, and wonderful playgrounds and fields. Ditto nearby Eastern Middle School. After school, kids of all ages flock to ADA’S KITCHEN + COFFEE SHOP for homemade baked treats and other goodies. Originally the town post office, the building was converted in the 1950s to Ada’s Candy Shop, and was for many years the go-to spot for penny candy and Ada’s kind counsel. Not surprisingly, Manhattanbound commuters who walk to the train station stop here for their early-morning caffeine fix and breakfast sandwiches. And busy moms pop in for the venue’s healthy grab-and-go salad bowls and fruit smoothies. Although the train station has no particular historic value, the cast-iron bridge that crosses the tracks is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1871, it was originally part of a railroad bridge over the Housatonic River in Stratford. It was moved to Riverside in the late 1800s. Another local landmark is the FERRIS HOUSE on Cary Road, which dates

back to 1760. Besides being a wonderful play area for toddlers, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH has a superb day-care program. There are also four town-owned tennis courts on Lockwood Avenue that are fully subscribed from dawn to dusk during the summer. The northern end of MIANUS POND, at the intersection of Palm Hill and Valley roads, provides public access to the river, and the shops of Old Greenwich are an easy drive or bike ride away.

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

RIVERSIDE BRIDGE The landmark bridge on Riverside Avenue is the only cast-iron truss bridge in the state and one of just a few still in use in the country. Part of a railroad bridge built over the Housatonic River in 1871, it was moved to Riverside in 1894 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. RIVERSIDE YACHT CLUB Together with ten friends, yachtsman George I. Tyson, a prominent summer resident of Riverside, founded the club in 1889. It became the second oldest yacht club on Long Island Sound.

ADA’S In 1950 Ada Cantavero opened the Riverside Variety Shop and started doling out penny candy to generations of kids. The little Victorian house, which served as the Riverside Post Office in the late 1800s, is now called Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee and is still in the Cantavero family.


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OLD GREENWICH IS THE OLDEST OF THE

restaurants, a florist, a frozen yogurt shop and a

hamlets within the town of Greenwich. But

neighborhood hardware store. One of the most

don’t let the name fool you. Though steeped in

popular draws is the RUMMAGE ROOM, a thrift

history, the community has a hip, modern vibe

boutique operated by the Women’s Fellowship

with a lively mix of young families and empty

of the First Congregational Church. Here

nesters, a bustling shopping and dining scene

you’ll find a wonderful selection of gently used

and numerous options for outdoor fun.

furniture and clothing, as well as seasonal items

Founded in 1640, the present-day community of about 6,600 residents has undergone several name changes during its

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such as Halloween costumes, and sporting gear—everything from sleds to golf clubs. Old Greenwich is a kid-friendly hamlet,

history, from Greenwich to Old Town to Sound

and it’s also a great home for dogs. Many

Beach. In 1930, the name was changed once

shopowners keep water bowls outside, and

more, this time to Old Greenwich, and it stuck.

some have a steady supply of dog treats inside.

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Every December, the business district dresses

Activist Edwin Binney, who invented Crayola crayons in 1903, was color-blind, but not blind to the needs of his community. He provided funds to turn the swampy area opposite the First Congregational Church (founded in 1665) into beautiful Binney Park.

Like Cos Cob, its neighbor to the west, Old Greenwich started life as a farming community.

up in its holiday best for the First Light Festival,

In the mid-nineteenth century it morphed into

kicking off the winter season. The celebration

a popular beach resort for heat-weary New

includes wine tastings, carolers, horse-drawn

Yorkers. In those days, overnight guests would

sleigh rides, hot chocolate and live music.

arrive at the small train station (today listed

Unlike Backcountry, with its four-acre

on the National Register of Historic Places)

zoning, or in nearby Riverside, land is at a

and hop the trolley, which ran down Sound

premium here. Lots are typically less than a

Beach Avenue bound for one of the numerous

half-acre, so houses are built close together,

shorefront inns and the beaches of TOD’S POINT,

which leads to a neighborly feel. In recent

site of the grand Innis Arden estate of financier

years, the town has made an effort to build

J. Kennedy Tod. (He also established the INNIS

sidewalks on the busiest thoroughfares;

ARDEN GOLF COURSE in 1899. The gates that

during the school year, you’ll see scores of

once marked the entrance to his estate are now

kids walking to OLD GREENWICH ELEMENTARY

on club grounds.) In 1945, the town bought

accompanied by their parents and dogs.

the 147-acre site and renamed it GREENWICH POINT PARK; many of the original buildings

Among the other appealing features of this close-knit community are the privately

have been restored and on a clear day you can

run PERROT MEMORIAL LIBRARY, which offers

see Manhattan’s skyscrapers from here. A hub

programs for all ages, and the thirty-two-acre

for activity, the park features a sandy beach and

BINNEY PARK across the street. There’s a duck

placid, toddler-friendly surf, a seaside education

pond ringed by rhododendrons and hemlocks,

center, the OLD GREENWICH YACHT CLUB,

and several stone bridges that span a

walking trails and two concession stands.

meandering stream. The pretty park routinely

Though Old Greenwich spans both sides

serves as the backdrop for wedding photos.

of I-95 and includes a stretch of the busy

There are four tennis courts, two baseball

Post Road with its restaurants, yoga studios

diamonds, swings and play areas. In summer,

and more, the heart of OG lies in the small

the town hosts a Fourth of July concert here

but sophisticated business district on Sound

and, come fall, the model sailboat races draw

Beach Avenue. Here, you’ll find clothing and

sailors, both young and old.

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TOD’S POINT In 1884, banker J. Kennedy Tod turned what is now Greenwich Point Park into a magnificent 147-acre waterfront estate he called Innis Arden, allowing locals access to its beaches and golf course. Innis Arden cottage would once serve as the summer retreat for Anna Maxwell (a.k.a. the American Florence Nightingale) and her student nurses escaping the sweltering New York heat.

PERROT LIBRARY The library was founded in 1904 by John Perrot, a British loyalist and the first private schoolmaster in Old Greenwich. In spite of the onset of the Great Depression in the thirties, Miss Annie May Hegeman, Perrot’s great-greatgranddaughter, donated $10,000 toward the $125,000 construction cost to expand the library.

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Cos Cob

AREA: EXIT 4 OFF I-95 • HIGHLIGHTS: BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE; MONTGOMERY PARK

THIS SNUG HAMLET PACKS A LOT OF

furnishings boutique and a new gelateria;

punch into one small space. For starters,

across the street you’ll find a dancewear

there’s the Mianus River, which serves as a

store for all ages. Not surprisingly, there are

launching pad for a variety of water sports—

numerous dining options around the village,

from rowing and kayaking to sailing and

ranging from pizza, burgers and fried chicken

fishing. There are several marinas, a full-

to rustic Italian and Asian fusion.

service fishing outfitter and pro shop, the

Cos Cob is very much a family community,

family-friendly WATER CLUB (members only),

and in addition to its wonderful public library,

and the GREENWICH ROWING CLUB, which

a part of the town library system, there are

caters to student athletes and recreational

plenty of places for outdoor play. The nine-

scullers.

acre COS COB PARK, which meanders along

Cos Cob is also home to the recently

the river’s edge, has two play areas and

renovated and expanded GREENWICH

soccer fields. The LOUGHLIN PLAYGROUND

GOOD SCOUT

HISTORICAL SOCIETY. The reimagined campus

off Stickland Road has basketball, tennis

features a modern glass-walled building

and paddle-tennis courts that are lighted for

that houses two museum galleries, as well

nighttime games. MONTGOMERY PARK is a

as the BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE, the town’s only

thirty-acre wooded preserve off Valley Road

national historic landmark, and the one-time

(not far from Central Middle School), with the

home of the Cos Cob School of American

remnants of an extensive conifer collection

Impressionism. Here, such renowned artists

assembled by the late Colonel Montgomery. It

In 1902, Ernest Thompson Seton visited Cos Cob School and invited some boys to spend a weekend camping in teepees and canoeing on his 100-acre estate on Orchard Street. He became a founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

as Childe Hassam, Elmer MacRae and John

is also home to the town’s own greenhouse and

Twachtman painted en plain air, capturing the

the excellent all-volunteer GARDEN BOTANICAL

bucolic setting and its inhabitants.

CENTER. A bit farther afield but worth the trip

In many ways Cos Cob owes its existence to

is the MIANUS RIVER PARK, a 391-acre reserve

the river. Back when the farmers of Old Town

along the border of Greenwich and Stamford.

(now Old Greenwich) were struggling to grow

In spring, when the dogwoods bloom,

crops in the area’s rocky soil, this tiny enclave

fishermen angle for trout in the fast-flowing

prospered as a seaport, sending produce by

current. In summer, the park is a magnet for

ship to New York. The shipping industry

walkers, joggers and mountain bikers. Many

declined in the mid-1800s with the advent of

of the main trails are flat enough and wide

the railroad, and then ceased altogether in the

enough for strollers, so it’s not unusual to

early 1900s, but the community’s ties to the

see entire families out for leisurely strolls on

water remains to this day.

sunny days.

A bit inland, busy East Putnam Avenue runs straight through the town’s commercial hub, with residential neighborhoods on both sides. Over the past few years, Cos Cob has transformed into a mini-mecca of artisanal goodies. Within a one-block section you’ll find a gourmet cheese shop, a fishmonger, a craft CONTRIBUTED

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BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE As a national historic landmark and home of American Impressionism, the Bush-Holley House (circa 1728) remains the centerpiece of our Historical Society’s impressive new campus. While known historically as an artists’ colony, Cos Cob was also the favorite residence of novelists Willa Cather and Anya Seton, playwright Eugene O’Neill and author/historian Barbara Tuchman.

BOTANICAL CENTER The Garden Education Center just changed its name to the Greenwich Botanical Center. But a rose by any other name … . It began in 1920 when Colonel Robert Montgomery settled down on fifty-five acres on Bible Street. At his death in 1953, the property totaled seventy-seven acres, which he bequeathed to the town, and his vision of a flourishing garden center took root.


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Central Greenwich

AREA: EXIT 3 OFF I-95 • HIGHLIGHTS: WORLD-CLASS SHOPPING AND DINING; THE BRUCE MUSEUM; GREENWICH LIBRARY

THE DOWNTOWN AREA REFERRED TO AS

modern life. Other sought-after neighborhoods

Central Greenwich offers new homeowners

include MEAD POINT, MAHER AVENUE

the best of all worlds: a diverse landscape,

(a very busy location for trick-or-treating

easy access to the town’s celebrated cultural

on Halloween) and ROCK RIDGE off Zacheus

and recreational activities, and proximity to a

Mead Lane. Today, the downtown area comprises

find grand waterfront properties, spacious

name-brand stores and smaller independent

wooded tracts, and high-end condominiums

boutiques, as well as sundry restaurants,

and single-family residences within walking

coffee shops, bakeries, gelaterias and juice

distance of Greenwich Avenue.

bars. Here, too, are cultural landmarks, such

Both chic and sporty, central Greenwich

as the BRUCE MUSEUM, which is set to embark

has come a long way since it got its start as

on a multimillion-dollar renovation and

a farming community in the seventeenth

expansion, the GREENWICH LIBRARY, JULIAN

century. In 1686, Native Americans traded the

CURTISS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TOWN HALL,

tract of land between the Byram and Mianus

the GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL, the YMCA,

rivers for just thirty acres of planting ground.

YWCA, even WHOLE FOODS. Clearly there’s

This spit of land that juts out into the Sound

a lot to see and do, but be forewarned: One

off Field Point Road was called Horseneck

of the town’s most beloved traditions is the

because it served as pastureland for horses

presence of uniformed cops directing traffic at

in the 1700s. For nearly a century it was the

the intersections along Greenwich Ave. It’s a

town’s principal farming area and supplied

foolproof way to distinguish between residents

produce to New York City. The arrivals of the

and daytrippers, who don’t know to wait for an

railroad in the 1800s brought a name change

officer’s permission to cross.

and with it a new source of revenue: tourists.

At the end of the Avenue, on the far side of

By the twentieth century the subdivisions

the train station, Greenwich Harbor is home to

created throughout the area had melded into

a luxury hotel and restaurant—THE DELAMAR—

distinct neighborhoods within the larger

which attracts a lively after-work drinks crowd.

Greenwich community. Among them were

From Memorial Day to Labor Day the ferries

MILLBROOK, a residential enclave of Tudor

depart several times a day from the docks,

homes and a private nine-hole golf club tucked

bound for ISLAND BEACH and GREAT CAPTAIN’S

off Route 1; BELLE HAVEN, a gated waterfront

ISLAND, town-owned parks with beaches and

community with its own yacht club; and FIELD

picnic areas. Here, too, is ROGER SHERMAN

POINT PARK, also the site of a race track for

BALDWIN PARK, a waterfront green space that

seasonal entertainment.

hosts several major events every year, including

By the mid-1950s Greenwich had become a

the Memorial Day kickoff to the Greenwich

desirable bedroom community for Wall Street

Town Party, the Concours d’Elegance car show

and Madison Avenue executives, and many of

in June and Adopt-a-Dog’s Puttin’ on the Dogs

the town’s support workers lived in the modest

and Cats, Too festival in September.

dwellings that lined Mason and Millbank avenues. To meet the growing popularity of in-town living, most of those homes have been transformed into new construction properties with all the bells and whistles necessary for 66 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

MR. PRESIDENT George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989–1993), spent his formative years here in a house on Grove Lane when his father Prescott was a U.S. Senator from Connecticut. He attended Country Day and met Barbara Pierce at a dance at the Round Hill Club. They would be married seventy-three years, and son George W. would become our 43rd President. COMMODORE BENEDICT In 1895 Commodore E. C. Benedict built Indian Harbor, his magnificent thirty-seven room mansion on the waterfront. It was on his 138-foot steam yacht, Oneida, that his friend, the overly stout, cigar-smoking President Grover Cleveland was strapped into a barber’s chair and underwent a secret operation for jaw cancer.

PICKWICK ARMS The Pickwick Arms Hotel was a popular wedding site for celebrities such as Rita Hayworth. It stood at the top of the Avenue for 100 years before it met the wrecking ball in 1972 to make room for an office complex.

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH, THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON

multitude of shops and restaurants. Here you’ll

HISTORY IN THE MAKING


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you’re in Central Greenwich when:

LIBRARY AND GREENWICH AVENUE BY JULIE BIDWELL; GARDEN BY STACY BASS

You’re at ease with a city vibe while shopping the Avenue and enjoying the local parks.

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You know you’re in Backcountry when:

BABCOCK NATURE PRESERVE,AUDOBON AND SAM BRIDGE NURSERY BY JULIE BIDWELL; GARDEN BY STACY BASS

You love the privacy and beautiful landscapes of open parks, estate grounds and garden centers.

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Backcountry & Mid-Country AREA: EXIT 28–31 OFF MERRITT PARKWAY • HIGHLIGHTS: GREENWICH AUDUBON; RIDING TRAILS; SAM BRIDGE NURSERY

NEWCOMERS IN SEARCH OF A CLASSIC

Thanks to the preservation efforts of the

Connecticut landscape need look no further

GREENWICH LAND TRUST and the generosity

than Greenwich’s storied Backcountry, which

of a number of Greenwich property owners,

sits just north of the Merritt Parkway and

there is still a large amount of open space

is bordered by Westchester County to the

remaining. So much so that, against all odds,

west and north, and North Stamford to the

the 105-year-old GREENWICH RIDING & TRAILS

east. Here, amid winding, tree-lined roads

ASSOCIATION, a group of horse enthusiasts, has

and white-fenced pastures, are many of the

managed to maintain a network of 150-plus

town’s golf clubs, as well as hundreds of acres

miles of riding trails. And though the stables

of parkland. Backcountry is home to the

at Round Hill are long gone, scores of horse-

AUDUBON CENTER, with its superb KIMBERLIN

crazy girls still learn to ride at KELSEY’S FARM

NATURE CENTER, and the 300-acre BABCOCK

at the top of Lake Avenue, just as they have

NATURE PRESERVE with bridle paths and hiking

done for decades. Backcountry is also home to

trails. Meanwhile, for those who want closer

the GREENWICH POLO CLUB, which organizes

proximity to downtown and local schools,

top-level competitions throughout the summer.

Mid-country is the term coined for the area

Also on the grounds is the BRANT FOUNDATION

that lies south of the Merritt Parkway, and

ART AND STUDY CENTER, which specializes in

encompasses residential neighborhoods such

work by contemporary artists.

as DEER PARK and KHAKUM WOOD. It is also

Farther up North Street, the tidy burg

home to the venerable SAM BRIDGE NURSERY

of Banksville straddles the New York state

& GREENHOUSES located on North Street, a

line. Settled in 1700, Banksville was a quiet

family-owned business that dates to 1930.

farming community for nearly 200 years.

The story of the town’s signature landscape

U.S. Steel, acquired more than 1,000 acres

twentieth centuries, when, thanks to the

to create Greenwich’s greatest estate, with

railroad, Greenwich became a magnet for

forty buildings and a staff of 200. Farming

some of the country’s wealthiest. They scooped

operations continued until 1960. In the

up large plots of land to build grand estates,

1980s, the land was sold to the CONYERS

some on the water, others spread throughout

FARM PARTNERSHIP and was subsequently

Backcountry and Mid-country. Many of those

subdivided into sixty lots, each with a ten-acre

original mansions have been destroyed; two

minimum. Conyers Farm has since been home

that remain are Dunnellen Hall, once home to

to well-known residents who enjoy the privacy

Leona and Harry Helmsley, and Old Mill Farm,

afforded by the zoning restrictions.

a former home of Mel Gibson. In most cases,

There are no restaurants or shops in

though, the land where the mansions stood has

Backcountry, but there are several nurseries, as

been divided up to make way for more modern,

well as a small market and café in Banksville,

though by no means modest, dwellings.

and a general store on Round Hill Road,

Today, Mid-country and Backcountry BOB LUBASH

In 1904 Edmund Converse, the founder of

begins in the late nineteenth and early

opposite the firehouse. An open-house fundraiser

comprise nearly two-thirds of the town’s

is held there each October, when children are

geography. Four-acre zoning is the rule in

given rides on the fire engines. In December, one

most of Backcountry, while one- and two-

event that draws many is the annual Christmas

acre zoning is most common in Mid-country.

Fair held at the Round Hill Community House.

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

GREENWICH POLO CLUB Polo at Conyers Farm has become the summer center of action for the past four decades. The sport of kings attracts teams from all over the world and thousands of spectators—including Prince Harry, who hosted the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup there a few years ago. Peter Brant, club founder and top-ranked amateur player, competes on White Birch, the home team. GREAT ESTATES Among the many great estates in Greenwich, Dunnellen has the most famous and infamous history. Completed on Topping Road in 1918, its owners have included a showgirl, murderer, crook and Leona Helmsley, who died leaving her elderly Maltese $12 million.

GREENWICH LAND TRUST Thanks to Louise Mueller, four acres of land at Old Mill and Round Hill roads have become headquarters of the Greenwich Land Trust. Dedicated to preservation, it now protects and cares for 759 acres of woodlands, meadows, orchards and tidal marshes.


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

AREA: EXIT 2 OFF I-95 • HIGHLIGHTS: GOOD EATS FOR BUDDING FOODIES; FAMILY-FRIENDLY PARKS

BYRAM HAS UNDERGONE A DRAMATIC

Just across the river, foodies gravitate to Mario

revitalization over the past decade as

Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Italian trattoria,

Manhattan transplants and young families

TARRY LODGE, and TARRY MARKET next door.

discovered its hipster charm and diverse

(Don’t miss THE KNEADED BREAD bakery

housing options, many of which are within

nearby.) Down the street on Willett Avenue,

walking distance of shops, restaurants and

an outpost of the stylish tacqueria BARTACO

nightlife. Like the rest of Greenwich, Byram

features a prime riverfront setting. THE CAPITOL

has a rich history. Tucked into the southwest

THEATRE on Westchester Avenue showcases the

corner of town and edged by the Byram River

biggest names in the music industry, as well as

and Long Island Sound, it was first settled in

supporting local bands.

1660 by Thomas Lyon. It has been known by

The BYRAM SHUBERT LIBRARY, now in its

many names over the years, including Lyon’s

seventh location since its original founding

Point, New Lebanon, Meadville and even East

in 1931, is a curvy modern building with

Port Chester, for its proximity to Port Chester,

a variety of enrichment programs for kids

New York, just across the Mill River Bridge.

and adults. And here’s more good news for

Prior to World War II, residents in this densely

parents of school-age kids: The community’s

populated neighborhood (approximately one

new elementary school opened in February.

square mile) benefitted from jobs produced

One of four elementary magnet schools in

by the Abendroth Brothers Foundary, which

Greenwich, the “green” school is designed

made stoves and pots. After the war, the area

to serve 374 students from preK to fifth

suffered an economic downturn when the

grade. In additon to twenty-one classrooms,

factory closed. The turnaround has been

it features a centrally located learning

significant as the neighborhood has been

commons, adaptable furniture and state-of-

transformed by a new generation of home-

the-art technology, among other things.

buyers. Though it is not served directly by

The thirty-acre BYRAM SHORE AND

Metro-North’s New Haven line, commuters

ROSENWALD PARK is a manicured green space,

catch trains in Port Chester.

with beautifully tended flower beds, that hugs

Waterfront estates with gated entrances and

the Sound. It was built over the remains of

unimpeded views of Long Island Sound stretch

a bluestone quarry. Here you will find tennis

along picturesque Byram Shore Road, while

courts, a snug beach, boat slips, play areas

more modest homes edge the inlets that feed

and a new community pool with dedicated lap

into the Byram River and the sidewalk-lined

lanes, a cardio exercise area, a pool for young

blocks that fan out from the village center.

children, a splash pad and a modern snack bar.

Restaurateurs have discovered the appeal

There are docks along the Byram River,

of Byram’s location, not far from I-95. The

where a local landmark—RUDY’S TACKLE

popular BURGER, SHAKES & FRIES opened nearly

BARN—has been selling fishing equipment for

a decade ago and continues to serve a hearty

more than a century. The DOROTHY HAMILL

lunch crowd; CHAR offers a river view from its

SKATING RINK on Sherman Avenue, named for

perch on Water Street. Also on Water Street,

Greenwich native and Olympic gold medalist

FAMOUS GREEK KITCHEN has been serving

Dorothy Hamill, offers ice-skating and figure-

traditional fare for more than three decades.

skating programs.

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

THOMAS LYON HOUSE Built in the 1690s, the Thomas Lyon House is one of the two oldest houses in Greenwich. In 1927 when Putnam Avenue was widened, it was moved across the road to its present location at the corner of West Putnam and Byram Road. It once sheltered an escaped slave and has been inducted into the Connecticut Freedom Trail. BYRAM QUARRIES From the 1800s on, stonemasons flocked to the area to be near the Byram quarries, which supplied the bluestone for the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and St. Roch’s church. You can still see the steep sides of a quarry in Byram Shore Park.

SHELL ISLAND TOWER The sixty-foot tower on Shell Island off Byram Shore was built by chemist Otto Elmer in 1925 as a family museum. One floor was devoted to Thomas Edison memorabilia, Elmer’s company being Edison’s official glassblower. In 1991, the five-acre island sold to Byram resident Julius Silver, who donated it to the Greenwich Land Trust as a nature preserve.

CONTRIBUTED

Byram


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you are in Byram when:

JULIE BIDWELL

Your Brooklyn friends suggest heading to this quaint hamlet with hipster charm and water views.

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You know you are in Glenville when: The Mill history is respected and epicurean hot spots draw foodies for family gatherings. 72 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

JULIE BIDWELL

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Glenville AREA: EXIT 27 OFF MERRITT PARKWAY • HIGHLIGHTS: THE LOW-KEY COMMUNAL VIBE ATTRACTS FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS

LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SIDE

one of Fairfield County’s most successful yoga

of Greenwich and sharing a border with

studio franchises. With its scenic millpond

Westchester County, this small hamlet is

and waterfall, this area is a lovely spot for

mostly residential in feel, despite its industrial

an afternoon stroll or picnic lunch. Among

past. The area derives its name from its

the notable features on display in the town’s

distinctive topography—a central, winding

historic district are examples of Romanesque

valley running in an east-west direction and

Revival, Queen Anne, Georgian Revival and

the steep-sided Byram River, which runs

Italianate architecture.

north-south. Partially wooded hills provide

town’s most beloved restaurants: Rebecca’s,

principal thoroughfare, which leads to

whose innovative New American cuisine

downtown Greenwich two miles away.

attracts a loyal lunch and dinner crowd. There is also a small retail center with a grocery

mill town, establishing their church by the

store, dry cleaner, bank and, of course, a

Byram River. Back then, Glenville was called

pizzeria. A little farther afield, on West Putnam

Sherwood’s Bridge, named for the viaduct that

Avenue, the New York City-based CITARELLA

spans the Byram River and honors one of the

opened its first Greenwich outpost in 2015.

area’s earliest residents. The river’s powerful

The largest of its seven gourmet markets, this

falls were first harnessed in 1718 with the

branch has a wine store next-door. The Western

opening of a gristmill and a sawmill. Industrial

GREENWICH CIVIC CENTER is also in Glenville;

activity picked up in 1814 with the opening of

its 10 acres of parkland include two ball

the Byram Manufacturing Company, which

fields, a playground, and the white-columned

produced woolens. The company changed

Georgian brick building—the former school is

hands several times before becoming the

now a gathering spot for the community. The

Hawthorne Mill Company and, eventually,

current elementary school—still referred to as

the AMERICAN FELT COMPANY at the turn of

the new school—moved to its present location

the twentieth century. The mill turned out the

on Riversville Road in 1975; it underwent a

majority of felt for hats made in the United

complete renovation and re-opened with all the

States. It operated until the mid-1970s. The

bells and whistles in 2009.

area was renamed Glenville in the nineteenth

Part of the community’s appeal is its low-key

century because from the top of any hill in

vibe, which attracts first-time homebuyers

the area a person could see down to Glenville

who are looking for a neighborhood feel. In

Road. The town was placed on the National

addition to the playing fields at the Greenwich

Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Civic Center, the 44-acre Pemberwick Park has

After lying dormant for several decades,

ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/KEN BROWN

A small, commercial block houses one of the

a natural route for Glenville Road, the area’s

In 1774, Baptist settlers founded the tiny

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

places for basketball and baseball, along with

the American Felt Company’s historic

soccer fields and tennis courts. Besides the

gothic revival brick building was renovated.

town’s bucolic setting, another appealing draw

It’s now home to two restaurants, each

is its proximity to King Street, the Merritt

with outdoor dining terraces, office space,

Parkway and—most of all—Westchester

condominiums, and the original branch of

County Airport.

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BYRAM RIVER BEAGLE CLUB Glenville’s Byram River Beagle Club, once a mecca for fox hunters, was just over the New York border. Lucy and Desi went there for a quickie wedding performed by a justice of the peace in November 1940.

AMERICAN FELT COMPANY In 1899, a mill in Glenville became the American Felt Company, where Polish immigrants turned out most of the felt for hats made in America. That changed in the mid-seventies when the mill was converted into a complex for shops and offices.

GLENVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY Much needed on the outskirts of town, the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company began operating in 1903 with a gift of a non-motorized hand pumper. In the 1950s, to be closer to the felt mill (a big employer and big fire hazard), a new firehouse was located at the intersection of Glenville and Riversville roads, where it remains today.


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Elk Homes Realty, LLC

eXp Realty of Connecticut, LLC

Equity Appraisals, LLC

First Equity RE and Appraisals

19 Ferncliff Road Cos Cob, CT 203-918-4444

411 Theodore Fremd Avenue Rye, NY 914-921-9400

41 Virginia Court Ridgefield, CT 203-438-6100

772 Post Road East Westport, CT 203-557-9363

500 West Putnam Avenue #400 Greenwich, CT 866-828-3951

929 White Plains Road #363 Trumbull, CT 203-929-4925


REALTORS® First Greenwich Realty, LLC

Greenwich Real Estate Svcs, LLC

Five Corners Properties/ Real Living

Greenwich Realty Group, LLC

11 Old Wagon Road Old Greenwich, CT 203-326-0148

79 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-992-1444

Foresite Appraisal Services, LLC

180 North Taylor Avenue Norwalk, CT 203-223-2456

Garg and Associates P.O. Box 7676 Greenwich, CT 203-550-1200

GEN Next Real Estate 500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400 Greenwich, CT 833-436-6398

Genesis Realty, LLC 11 Knollwood Drive Greenwich, CT 203-861-6790

Giner Real Estate, Inc.

26 Valley Road Katonah, NY 914-401-9700

Global Real Estate Network LLC

7 View Street, 2nd Floor Greenwich, CT 203-340-9124

Granite Realty/ Affiliated Appr

46 Sinawoy Road Cos Cob, CT 203-552-1625

49 Indian Mill Road Cos Cob, CT 203-516-0694

Halstead Real Estate 671 Post Road Darien, CT 203-655-1418

Halstead Real Estate 125 Mason Street Greenwich, CT 203-869-8100

Halstead Real Estate 183 Elm Street New Canaan, CT 203-966-7800

Halstead Real Estate 1099 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 203-329-8801

Heflin Group Realty/HG Realty 152 East Putnam Avenue, Suite 13 Cos Cob, CT 646-625-9565

Highland Appraisals, LLC 27 Stemway Road Trumbull, CT 203-268-9580

Hoffman International Properties, LLC

12 Granite Hill Road Killingworth, CT 860-663-0333

500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400 Greenwich, CT 203-325-1281

Greenwich Blue Chip Properties

Home Buyers Marketing II

23 Brown House Road Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-9415

24A Bittersweet Drive Gales Ferry, CT 860-389-2476

Greenwich Custom Real Estate

Houlihan Lawrence

22 Tomac Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 203-698-4444

Greenwich Estates, Ltd. P.O. Box 1656 Greenwich, CT 203-661-3355

Greenwich Great Estates, LLC 31 Brookside Drive Greenwich, CT 203-921-5992

Greenwich Land Co., Inc.

28 Lafayette Place Greenwich, CT 203-625-0234

17 Wilmot Lane Riverside, CT 203-698-1234

Houlihan Lawrence 2 Sound View Drive Greenwich, CT 203-869-0700

Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. (Kelly)

780 Boston Post Road Darien, CT 203-655-8238

House of Maxx Real Estate 9 River Road Cos Cob, CT 203-973-7250

Hunter Realty Group

Karin Picket

Louis Battista Realty

Miller Samuel, Inc.

Keller Williams NY Realty

Lutley and Duchene, LLC

Milligan Realty.Com

148 Saint Johns Road Ridgefield, CT 203-431-4452

9 Mott Avenue, Suite 107 Norwalk, CT 203-849-8100

Keller Williams Prestige Properties

Lutter Appraisal Services

Mizak Appraisal Group, LLC

171 Redding Road Redding, CT 203-216-7283

37 Killian Avenue Trumbull, CT 203-268-4978

M. H. Heaven Real Estate, LLC

Morales Real Estate Associates

15 Doubling Road Greenwich, CT 203-629-9499

P.O. Box 2124 Norwalk, CT 203-849-1014

Marilyn Secord

Morelli Appraisal Services

50 Hidden Brook Road Riverside, CT 917-673-1135

68 Southfield Avenue Suite 100 Stamford, CT 203-331-6513

Independent Appraisers

120 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 914-437-6100

25 Barrows Terrace Stratford, CT 203-378-3664

Intriguing Realty, LLC

133 East Putnam Avenue Cos Cob, CT 203-717-1980

99 Dingletown Road Greenwich, CT 203-252-7400

Keller Williams Prestige Properties

Iron Gates Realty

2777 Summer Street Suite 700 Stamford, CT 203-327-6700

29 Summit Place Stamford, CT 203-355-9536

J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC

Kerin and Fazio, LLC 1129 Post Road Fairfield, CT 203-259-9500

12 Wilton Hills Wilton, CT 203-515-0909

Kinard Realty Group

J. Herman R.E. Buyer’s Rep.

279 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-2900

772 Farmington Avene Farmington, CT 860-674-0345

Kurt C. Stoffel Appraiser

J. M. Appraisal, Inc. P.O. Box 667 Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-1724

3 Mountain Laurel Drive New Fairfield, CT 203-746-3501

J. Philip Real Estate, LLC

L and L Associates 20 Buttermilk Lane Branford, CT 203-488-0317

522 North State Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 203-622-8265

L. M. Sepso Appraisal Assoc., LLC

Jane Margolis Real Estate

238 West Lake Boulevard Mahopac, NY 914-522-6096

7365 Main Street, #344 Stratford, CT 203-377-1363

Larry Kelly Appraisal Srvc, LLC

JDS Real Estate Services, Inc.

1221 Puerta del Sol, Suite 600 San Clemente, CA 855-400-8566

1548 Round Hill Road Fairfield, CT 203-254-1838

20 Church Street #A3 Greenwich, CT 203-769-5075

P.O. Box 325 Riverside, CT 917-930-3722

Marr and Caruso Realty Group P.O. Box 3283 Stamford, CT 203-661-1116

Masna Appraisal Assoc, Inc.

21 Halleck Street Guilford, CT 203-531-1007

Matthew Sielken

29-07 159th Street, #12 Flushing, NY 718-606-6021

Merritt Associates 31 Jones Park Drive Riverside, CT 203-273-2279

Metro Realty Associates, LLC

194-02 Northern Boulevard Suite 215 Flushing, NY 718-224-2640

Joan Bobrow Realty

Laurel Properties

Michael B Gold Assoc. Inc.

Joseph Anania R.E. Appraisers

Laurie A. Curtis

Michael F. Preneta

937 King Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-1514

56 Westcott Road Stamford, CT 914-450-5102 18 Somerset Lane Riverside, CT 203-698-9530

41 Vesper Street Fairfield, CT 203-334-6233

Lockwood and Mead Real Estate

Joseph Zarrilli

60 Bowman Drive Greenwich, CT 203-249-9890

30 Wildwood Drive Greenwich, CT 203-930-2880

JTM Realty, LLC

Long Hill Associates

445 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-52-0912

39 Edinburg Lane Trumbull, CT 203-374-5687

76 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

10 Dogwood Lane Wilton, CT 203-226-3343 P.O. Box 604 Wallingford, CT 203-269-8777

Millbrook Partners, LLC

25 Rachelle Avenue Stamford, CT 203-912-5558

Miller Appraisal, LLC

182 Grassy Plain Street Bethel, CT 203-792-6256

21 West 38th Street, 15th Floor New York, NY 212-768-8100

20 Carver Road Wellesley, MA 908-766-4057

Mulberry Street Appraisals 37 Treasure Road Fairfield, CT 800-248-7595

New England Appraisal Services P.O.Box 1238 Orange, CT 203-795-6307

New England Land Company 135 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-661-6004

New Home Sales, LLC

66 Ivy Street Greenwich, CT 203-613-3199

Newbridge International Realty

225 Bedford Street Stamford, CT 203-324-1300

NK Realty & Management Group, LLC

522 East Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-861-2000

Nytko Realty/CT. PPTY APPR 5 Darina Place Milford, CT 203-874-4757

Outlook Realty, LLC 7 Buckthorn Road Norwalk, CT 203-838-8388


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REALTORS ® PacRim Associates, LLC 4 Darien Close Darien, CT 203-655-7856

Park Allyn Realty Associates, Inc. 64 Lewis Street Greenwich, CT 203-661-8888

Peluso Real Estate, Corporation 34 Hill Road Greenwich, CT 203-869-8989

Perito Realty, LLC 21 North Sound Beach Avenue Riverside, CT 203-331-6625

Petrucci Real Estate Services

263 Flax Hill Road Norwalk, CT 203-853-9877

Pinnacle Real Estate & Management Services, LLC

500 Newfield Avenue Stamford, CT 203-321-9496

Platinum Drive Realty, Inc.

Property Appraisal Services Inc

1200 Waters Place Suite 306 Bronx, NY 10461 800-942-4230

Purplebricks, Inc.

400 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 360 Irvine, CA 518-366-8087

Putnam Associates, Ltd. 7 Lincoln Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-869-8864

Pyramid RE and Mngmt Co., PREM, Inc.

20 Summer Street, #3-1 Stamford, CT 203-348-8566

RCH Realty, LLC 1 Kensett Lane Darien, CT 203-957-3388

RE/MAX Heritage 979 Post Road East Westport, CT 203-254-7555

Real Estate Appraisal Associates

2 Greenwich Office Park, Suite 300 Greenwich, CT 917-299-7832

26 Prospect Drive Greenwich, CT 203-869-2010

Plaza Realty and Management Corp

175 Capital Boulevard, Suite 402 Rocky Hill, CT 860-419-5433

1010 Hope Street Stamford, CT 203-653-6535

Portunes, LLC

Real Estate of Life

Realty Holdings USA, Inc.

90 Summer Street New Canaan, CT 203-903-0462

51 Harold Street Cos Cob, CT 203-244-9694

Precision Appraisers, LLC

Realty J. One

123 Skyview Drive Stamford, CT 203-273-2169

Premier Real Estate

1234 Summer Street 4th Floor Stamford, CT 203-977-2444

Primequity/ Cadre Group

60 Katona Drive Suite 27 Fairfield, CT 203-368-2000

PrimeSites, Inc. P.O. Box 5184 Greenwich, CT 203-629-1310

215 Harrison Avenue Harrison, NY 914-835-3333

Red Bell Real Estate

7730 South Union Park Avenue, #400 Midvale, UT 877-500-1415

Red Canoe Realty, LLC

122A River Road Extension Cos Cob, CT 203-661-3681

Redfin Corporation

1099 Stewart Street, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 203-910-9797

Relo Redac, Inc.

Greenwich, CT 203-252-9806

411 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite 200 Rye, NY 203-661-6404

Sumitomo Real Estate Sales, Inc.

800 Second Avenue Suite 300 New York, NY 212-772-3886

RELS Valuation/ Value It 10 John Todd Way Redding, CT 203-788-6177

Sunbelt Sales & Development Corp

Review Ready eValuation

290 Harbor Drive C/O Workpoint Stamford, CT 914-262-1340

P.O.Box 289 Westport, CT 203-226-6041

Susan Slotnick

Richard Harnedy

31 Wampus Lake Drive Armonk, NY 914-261-2041

215 Woodhampton Drive White Plains, NY 914-760-8454

Sutliffe Associates

Ridge Realty Dev Group, LLC

P. O. Box 846 Greenwich, CT 203-869-0172

30 Buena Vista Drive Greenwich, CT 914-939-3954

Sutton Properties

Rosabella Realty Management Co.

87 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-661-5226

388 Westchester Avenue Port Chester, NY 914-939-5588

Tessera Properties

295 Central Park West, #4G New York, NY 917-399-3689

Rye Port Real Estate

15 Quintard Drive Port Chester, NY 914-937-1995

The Avenue Realty, LLC

Sharon Giglio, Broker

500 West Putnam Avenue, Ste 400 Greenwich, CT 203-258-9037

36 Arcadia Road Old Greenwich, CT 203-517-4800

The Brocor Group

Shelby’s Realty Services

1055 Summer Street Stamford, CT 203-569-1996

64 Wall Street, Suite 207 Norwalk, CT 203-505-4264

The Buyer’s Representative

Shoen Realty, Inc.

772 Farmington Avenue Farmington, CT 203-637-3200

32 High Street Rye, NY 203-861-2525

The Higgins Group

Soleiman Appraisal

278 Post Road East Westport, CT 203-226-0300

80 Business Park Drive Armonk, NY 914-273-6600

The Higgins Group (ST/GR Regional)

Sotheby’s International Realty

1055 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 203-658-8282

One Pickwick Plaza Greenwich, CT 203-869-4343

The Riverside Realty Group

Sound Shore Realty 46 Caroline Place Greenwich, CT 203-531-7374

1254 Post Road East Wesport, CT 203-226-8300

Stetson Real Estate

The Suburban Jungle, Inc.

1214 E Boston Post Road Mamaroneck, NY 914-381-7173

142 West 57th Street New York, NY 917-412-1007

Steve Wall Realty 794 North Street

79 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

The William Paul Appraisal Group

White Wood Appraisals

Touchstone Realty Group

Whitman Associates

7-11 South Broadway Suite 216 White Plains, NY 914-493-0300

73 Godfrey Road Fairfield, CT 203-451-6262

Town Green Real Estate

40 Station Road Redding, CT 203-770-4380

Urban Connections Realty Corp.

39 Whitmore Lane Stamford, CT 203-496-0896

10 New King Street Suite 120 West Harrison, NY 914-358-9100

10 Greenwich Hills Greenwich, CT 203-681-2499

Wilcox and Company 15 River Road #207 Cos Cob, CT 203-344-1077

William Pitt Sotheby’s International 170 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 203-644-1450

U. S. Asset Realty

William Raveis Real Estate

611 Access Road Stratford, CT 800-913-1936

189 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-4324

Van Hoesen Realty Corp.

William Raveis Real Estate

Vanderbilt Appraisal Co

William Raveis Real Estate, Inc

92 Brookside Drive Greenwich, CT 203-629-6294

770 Lexington Avenue 7th Floor New York, NY 212-546-1073

Weichert Madison & Post Real Estate 1051 Long Ridge Road Stamford, CT 203-322-8800

Weichert Madison & Post Real Estate 41 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-661-5400

WF Associates

62 Ridgeview Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-661-5991

White Oak Realty, Inc. 14 Dunwoodie Place Greenwich, CT 203-274-2720

45 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-869-9263

1022 Long Ridge Road Stamford, CT 203-322-0200

World Savings

10 Westridge Drive Simsbury, CT 860-483-1969

Worth Property Group

229 Woodridge Circle New Canaan, CT 203-505-8236

Wortham & Son Realty and Appraisals 252 Bassett Street New Britain, CT 860-922-3742

Xome CT, LLC

750 Highway 121 Bypass, Suite 100 Lewisville, TX 949-397-4633


GREENWICH by the numbers 1640 5

Greenwich was settled

EDUCATION

RICH & FAMOUS

93%

10

of the GHS class of 2018 was college-bound

number of residents who made the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans in 2018

30

preschools are located in town, a broad selection for young families REAL ESTATE & FINANCE

square miles: the total area of the town

on Money’s list of Best Places to Live in the U.S.

2

islands serviced by town ferries

17.2

acres is the size of Great Captain Island, and the southernmost point of land in New England

67.2

1

miles of shoreline

annual programs at Greenwich Library, ranked one of America’s top libraries by Library Journal

550 feet

Greenwich ranked No.

32

1,800

number of architectural styles that date from the late 1800s to early 1900s in downtown historic district.

elevation at Round Hill, a lookout point for the Continental Army during the American Revolution

TOWN AMMENITIES

$124,958 median household income

$120,000,000 highest asking (and selling) price for a home in Greenwich, for the 50-acre Copper Beach Farm purchased in 2014.

$1.77 million median sale price of a Greenwich home

80 W E LCO M E TO G R E E N W I C H

1

public golf course

35+ tennis courts

1,500 acres of parkland

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