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A NEWCOMER’S GUIDE WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

GREENWICH

WELCOME TO

2020


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TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 Love Where you Live A letter of welcome from John McAtee, President of the Greenwich Association of REALTORS®

6 The Gateway to New England First Selectman Fred Camillo shares Greenwich insights and what makes our hometown one of a kind.

10 Creative Pursuits Explore the local offerings, where artistic and cultural events take center stage.

14 Cause for Celebration Greenwich rolls out the red carpet for black-tie affairs and casual benefits.

18 Shop Talk The town’s retail district is second to none.

24 Local Flavor For foodies or families, the dining scene caters to every taste. PUBLISHED BY MOFFLY MEDIA

Countless academic and extracurricular options inspire students to pursue their passions.

36 Club Life The country clubs attract a sporty, social crowd.

38 Houses of Worship

Publisher Trish Kirsch Editor Elizabeth Hole Writer Jamie Marshall Art Director Venera Alexandrova Design Assistant Taylor Stroili

Serene sanctuaries play a vital role in the community.

Production Director Kerri Rak

42 Great Escapes

Account Executives Jennifer Frank; Hilary Hotchkiss; Rick Johnson; Karen Kelly-Micka; Gabriella Mays; Jennifer Petersen; Ellyn Weitzman

From the beach to the backcountry, Greenwich is a nature-lover’s paradise

48 The Faces of Greenwich COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Cos Cob Park, Richards, Greenwich Avenue, Back 40 Kitchen’s burger, family, children and Glenville waterfall by Julie Bidwell • Restoration Hardware by Venera Alexandrova • Great Captain’s Island by Bob Capazzo • Joe Studio’s superfood lattes and South Bay’s truffle mushroom tagliatelle by Thomas McGovern • Polo by Katerina Morgan for Greenwich Polo Club

With so many neighborhoods to choose from, there’s something for everyone here.

64 Realtor Listings

President Jonathan Moffly Vice President/Editorial & Design Amy Vischio Vice President/Treasurer

68 Greenwich by the Numbers

Elena Moffly Cofounders John W. Moffly IV and Donna C. Moffly

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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE A

s REALTORS®, it is our distinct pleasure

recreation options, Greenwich offers an open,

and privilege to offer homes for sale

active and walkable community. For outdoor

and rent, attaining the real estate needs of

enthusiasts Greenwich is geographically blessed

those longing to make Greenwich their home.

with 32 miles of breathtaking shoreline along

Comprised of 67 square miles of prime real estate,

Long Island Sound, as well as the rolling hills,

our Town of 62,000 residents provides America’s

woodlands and meadows of the backcountry

highest quality of life thanks to its unrivalled

dotted with lakes and streams. There are over

real estate options, public safety services, school

1,500 acres of parkland; two islands with

system, transportation network and recreational

beaches and picnic areas served by town ferries;

activities. Extraordinary rich in history, we are

a wonderful beach and pool at Byram Beach;

proud of the heritage and exceptional, exciting

36 public tennis courts at 11 locations; and the

and fulfilling lifestyle our town has to offer.

fabulous 147-acre Greenwich Point, with its

Greenwich boasts a wonderfully convenient

sandy shoreline and trails for biking, hiking

location only 31 miles from Manhattan and just

and running. In addition, the Griffith E. Harris

a 46-minute express train ride to Grand Central

18-hole public golf course, designed by renowned

Station. The Town is close to the three major

architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., provides

New York metropolitan area airports, and only

everything for the avid golfer.

minutes to the Westchester County Airport. Our

Our educational system is consistently rated

proximity to both New York City and Boston

among the best in the country. Greenwich High

allows us to be one of the most internationally

School has produced exceptional athletes and

connected towns in the U.S.

leaders in the worlds of business, communication

With well-run, responsible and proactive

and the arts. Our middle and elementary schools

governance, Greenwich strives to maintain a pay-

have been cited for their outstanding programs

as-you-go fiscal policy that keeps your property

and for those who prefer a private education,

taxes among the lowest in Connecticut and well

Greenwich also has a number of schools ranked

below those in neighboring Westchester County.

among the finest. Additionally, our young residents

The Greenwich Association of Realtors is

are entertained and enriched by organizations

composed of subject-matter experts. There is no

such as the Boys & Girls Club and the best

one better prepared to assist you with a move to

recreational programs for miles around. Adult

or from Greenwich than a Greenwich REALTOR®.

programs are also widely available and first-class.

Our organization owns the Greenwich Multiple

As REALTORS® we are certain that once you’ve

listing Service, which provides the richest source

lived here, you’ll never want to call anywhere

of the most accurate, current and robust housing

else home.

information available. Whether you are transitioning from overseas, New York City or the other side of town, Greenwich has so much to offer and many ways to immerse yourself in the community. From a premiere arts and culture community, to robust

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John McAtee President, Greenwich Association of REALTORS®


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LETTER FROM THE FIRST SELECTMAN

THE GATEWAY TO NEW ENGLAND T

he town of Greenwich is known worldwide

in the RTM, as well as on other boards and

for its beauty, location, many amenities and

commissions, is both encouraged and necessary

well-run government. Our remarkable community,

to ensure that our local government is meeting

founded in 1640, is one of the oldest towns in the

the needs of our residents and that Greenwich

United States, home to multigenerational families,

continues to be the preeminent place to live, work

and has been a global destination for over a

and raise a family.

century. We are happy that you have chosen to

Greenwich enjoys top ratings for its public

live in Greenwich and hope it will be your family’s

safety, quality of life, and public and private

home for generations to come.

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

Located along the shores of Long Island Sound, Greenwich offers residents a multitude of recreational experiences. Whether it is in the

is ranked one of the best places to retire in Connecticut. A multitude of activities provide leisure and

rolling, bucolic hills of Backcountry, or on the

recreational programs, including the Greenwich

sands of the town’s pristine beaches, or spending

Town Party, Greenwich Concours d’Elegance,

a day on one of the town’s vacation-like islands,

Greenwich International Film Festival and

or swimming, rowing or kayaking in the harbors,

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. Moreover,

residents are afforded alluring opportunities to

the annual Greenwich Economic Forum draws

relax and enjoy suburban life.

intellectual talent and the titans of the financial

Greenwich is an enchanting mix of neighborhoods, shopping areas and open spaces

industry from around the globe. Town management’s conservative financial

that are home to more than 62,000 residents,

policy remains free of long-term debt and enjoys

many of whom are actively engaged in governing

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

our town. Civic involvement here in Greenwich

Moody’s. Greenwich also has the largest Grand

continues unabated today as it has for many

List in the state—just under $48 billion—and it

generations. Town government follows in the

has the lowest mill rate in the entire state at 11.67.

traditional New England style with an executive

I am pleased that you have chosen to live in

branch that is represented by a three-member

Greenwich, where we have an exciting and lively

bipartisan Board of Selectmen, with the First

lifestyle. We welcome you as you settle into your

Selectman serving as the chief executive. The

new home, and wish you many years of health and

12-member bipartisan Board of Estimate and

happiness in your new hometown!

Taxation is responsible for the Town’s fiscal management, and the 230-member Representative Town Meeting (RTM), one of the largest legislatures in the nation, which approves the annual budget, assures our residents that their

Fred Camillo

voices are heard. Participation of our citizens

First Selectman

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CREATIVE PURSUITS ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EVENTS TAKE CENTER STAGE

of REALTORS® has compiled resource guides to help navigate the

and artistic offerings. In addition to a world-class museum,

challenges of settling into a new home. Whether you’re coming from

which is currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar expansion,

Canada, Belgium, Japan or Sweden, you’ll find all the names and

Greenwich boasts an international film festival, a first-rate historical

numbers you need to help facilitate the process including information

society, flourishing gallery scene, superb public library system,

about language schools and cultural organizations.

symphony orchestra and several theater companies. From Glenville to

There’s no better place to start a cultural tour of Greenwich than the

Old Greenwich to the Backcountry, residents can take advantage of art

BRUCE MUSEUM, whose park setting is conveniently situated between

exhibits, author readings, drama workshops, musical performances and

Greenwich Avenue and the harbor. Renovations to the existing space are

more. For up-to-the minute info on cultural events in

underway and, when completed, will double the size of the

Greenwich, and all of Fairfield County, check out fcbuzz .org, a monthly calendar created by the Connecticut Alliance for the Arts. For those moving to Greenwich from another country, the Greenwich Association

museum, adding state-of-the-art exhibition, education and The Beach Boys perform at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park during the 2019 Greenwich Town Party.

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community spaces. Considered one of the most influential regional art and science museums in the country, the Bruce’s exhibitions are drawn from permanent collections

GREENWICH TOWN PARTY

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mong the town’s many attributes is a rich array of cultural


CREATIVE PURSUITS

RESOURCES

or frequently as part of international touring shows. The museum has plenty to offer the town’s youngest residents with art and science-based enrichment programs for toddlers on up. (“Night at the Museum” is one of the most popular.) In addition, the Bruce sponsors outdoor arts and crafts festivals, always a highlight of the spring and fall seasons. There are good incentives to join the Bruce, too. For example, the membership fee

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includes free admission to several area museums. For a different kind of art fix, swing by the FLINN GALLERY at Greenwich Library, one of the town’s best-kept secrets. In 1928, librarian Isabelle Hurlbutt secured space and funding for the Greenwich Society of Artists to establish the gallery in the original library on Greenwich Avenue. It moved into its current Cesar Pelli-designed space

left to right: Greenwich Art Society, Perrot Memorial Library, Cos Cob Library

in 2000. From September through June, the gallery committee mounts

Art Society of Old Greenwich

six exhibitions. Also of note: The Brant Foundation Art Study Center.

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Located next to the Greenwich Polo fields off North Street, this unique

Boys & Girls Club

exhibition space is home to works by major contemporary artists. It

203-869-3224 bgcg.org

is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2020. (In the meantime, art aficionados can visit the center’s

Brant Foundation Art Study Center

satellite location and shop in New York’s East Village.)

203-869-0611 brantfoundation.org

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

Bruce Museum

amateurs and professionals, organizes a wonderful sidewalk show and

203-869-0376 brucemuseum.org

sale on Sound Beach Avenue. It’s a terrific way to support local artists. The organization offers other opportunities for members and non-

Byram Shubert Library

members to exhibit their work at several venues around town. Another

203-531-0426 greenwichlibrary.org

helpful resource for artists is the GREENWICH ART SOCIETY, whose members exhibit their work at the GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL’s second-

Choir of Men and Boys

floor gallery in the old town hall on Greenwich Avenue.

203-869-6600 christchurchgreenwich.org

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

Connecticut Playmakers

performing and visual arts in town, and it does a wonderful job, starting

203-977-8627 ctplaymakers.org

with the 2,000-square-foot BENDHEIM GALLERY for established and

Cos Cob Library

emerging artists. In May, the Council’s “Art to the Avenue” program invites

203-622-6883 greenwichlibrary.org

select artists, photographers and musicians to showcase their work in central Greenwich shops and restaurants. Stroll the Avenue from top to

Flinn Gallery

bottom, savoring it all—not to mention the numerous art galleries that

203-622-7947 flinngallery.com

have sprung up in the past several years. The opening night party has

greenwichdecora ativearts.org

Greenwich Historical Society

203-869-6899 greenwichhistory.org

Greenwich Int’l Film Festival 203-717-1800 greenwichfilm.org

Greenwich Library 203-622-7900 greenwichlibrary.org

Greenwich Town Party

greenwichtownparty.org

Greenwich Pen Women

greenwichpenwomen.org

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

203-869-2664 greenwichsymphony.org

Greenwich Symphony Chamber Players

203-637-4725 greenwichsymphony.org

Grace Notes

Melody Men

become one of the most widely anticipated events of the spring social

thegracenotes.com

greenwichrma.org

season. The Council also works together with the Department of Parks and

Greenwich Art Society

Perrot Library

Recreation to put on a kite-flying festival in the spring and a sand castle-

203-629-1533 greenwichartsociety.org

building festival in summer, both at Greenwich Point Park. home to an impressive cultural center overlooking Cos Cob Harbor. In 2018, the society unveiled its new “campus,” which consists of a modern glass-walled building that houses two museum galleries: one with rotating exhibitions and the other with art from its extensive which was based in the BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE, the town’s only national

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

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens 914-253-3150 pepsico.com

Katonah Museum of Art

914-232-9555 katonahmuseum.org

Neuberger Museum 914-251-6100 neuberger.org

Palace Theatre

203-325-4466 palacestamford.org

Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase 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

203-869-9697 putnamcottage.org

914-937-4126 thecapitoltheatre.com

203-862-6750 greenwicharts council.org

Sound Beach Community Band

Quick Center for the Arts

Greenwich Choral Society

St. Catherine’s Players

203-622-5136 greenwichchoral society.org

collection, including the American Impressionist Cos Cob art colony,

203-637-1066 perrotlibrary.org

FARTHER AFIELD

Putnam Cottage

Greenwich Arts Council

What’s old is new again at the GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 1 AND 3 BY JULIE BIDWELL, 2 BY GARVIN BURKE

Greenwich Decorative Arts Society

soundbeachband.org

stc-sta.org/communitylife/st-catherinesplayers

2nd Congregational Church Youth Choir

historic landmark. The building is attached to a restored nineteenthcentury hotel and saloon that features a museum store and cafe, a

203-869-9311 2cc.org

public research library and archives, and a renovated barn, now the

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203-254-4010 quickcenter.fairfield.edu

Ridgefield Playhouse

203-438-5795 ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Shakespeare on the Sound

203-299-1300 shakespeareonthe sound.org


CREATIVE PURSUITS

VANDERBILT EDUCATION CENTER, where family programs and adult

PLAYERS put on performances of crowd-pleasing classics. The

lectures and events are held. Stroll the grounds for a look at American

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH has regular productions, too. For

Impressionist-era perennial gardens, heirloom vegetable gardens and

film buffs, the Greenwich International Film Festival serves up four

a recently restored grape arbor. Up the hill on the Post Road, more

days of feature film premieres, Q&A discussions with producers,

history awaits at the red-shingled eighteenth-century KNAPP TAVERN/

directors and actors, educational panels, networking receptions,

PUTNAM COTTAGE. Maintained by the Putnam Hill Chapter of the

an opening night party and the prestigious Changemaker Gala

Daughters of the American Revolution, the cottage is occasionally

honoring humanitarians who have used their voices for positive

opened to the public.

social change.

Music, theater and film are integral parts of Greenwich cultural

Book clubs, literary discussion programs and author readings are

life, too. The 80-member GREENWICH SYMPHONY, led by a nationally

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

acclaimed conductor, performs five concerts throughout the year at

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

the performing arts center at Greenwich High School. THE CHAMBER

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

PLAYERS OF THE GREENWICH SYMPHONY, an independently managed

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

ensemble, presents four pairs of subscriptions concerts each season,

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

while the 125-member GREENWICH CHORAL SOCIETY does three major

initiative that engages the entire town in exploring a single book. Greenwich Library is currently undergoing a significant

Christ Church. The GRACE NOTES, an a cappella women’s singing

renovation. The main library will be open throughout the duration

group, has carried its tune as far as the White House.

of the project; however, portions of the building will

For gents who want to sing, there are the MELODY MEN, OFF SOUNDERS and the CHOIR OF MEN AND BOYS.

The CONNECTICUT PLAYMAKERS has a Young People’s Theater division, and the ST. CATHERINE’S

be closed to public access. Certain collections will be The St. Catherine’s Players during a rehearsal for Shrek The Musical. Their spring production is Matilda.

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unavailable periodically, and there will be some service limitations. To view the latest updates, please visit greenwichlibrary.org/reimagine.

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CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION GREENWICH ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR BLACK-TIE BENEFITS AND CASUAL EVENTS

marquee bands and local groups at Roger Baldwin Sherman Park.

do good and have a ball in the process. Every year, this

For the first time, the Concours d’Elegance Car Show will also be

generous town raises millions of dollars for local and

held in May, as will the YWCA’s annual gala. In June the Greenwich

regional charities. It’s an involved community with countless ways for

Botanical Center offers its annual garden tour, and our four-legged

residents to volunteer for organizations that help those in need, such as

friends, both canine and equine, strut their stuff at the Greenwich

Kids in Crisis, Abilis and Family Centers. It’s also a social community

Kennel Club dog show and the Greenwich Horse Show. During July,

with a full calendar of casual and black-tie events designed to benefit

it’s time to kick up your heels, or flip-flops, at the annual Beach Ball to

nonprofits. Besides the well-established balls, galas, dinners and

benefit Greenwich Point Conservancy. When September rolls around,

luncheons, fundraisers include community church fairs, golf challenges,

all eyes turn to Roger Baldwin Sherman Park again and the popular

and new this year, Art for All sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council.

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

The season traditionally gets underway with a bang in March with

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

the Bruce Museum Art of Design luncheon and the ever-popular St.

Cancer Alliance Luncheon and Fashion Show to the Wish Night Gala

Patrick’s Day Parade. Things heat up in April with a full slate of events

and the YWCA’s Women Who Inspire Awards. In December, the opening

from the Planned Parenthood and United Way Sole Sisters luncheons

night preview party for the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show at the

to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Celebrating Hope Gala, the Greenwich International Film Festival Changemaker Gala, and the Red Cross Red and White Ball. Come May, the town gathers for the annual Greenwich Town Party, which features

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festive holiday season. The New Year kicks off on a starstudded note when the Avon Theatre brings Hollywood flair to its annual Oscar Night in February. Here are the annual social soirées for your calendar.

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CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

Red Cross Red & White Ball

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Avon Theatre Oscar Night Party Bruce Museum Night at the Museum Pathways “Music and Change” at the Capitol Theater

MARCH

Bruce Museum Art of Design Luncheon St. Patrick’s Day Parade

APRIL

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Summit and Awards Gala Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Celebrating Hope Gala Audubon Environmental Leadership Awards Dinner Global Lyme Alliance Greenwich Dinner Greenwich Chamber of Commerce: Business Showcase Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Women Who Matter Luncheon Greenwich Daffodil Show Greenwich International Film Festival Changemaker Gala Greenwich Symphony Swing Planned Parenthood Luncheon Reach Prep Luncheon Red Cross Red & White Ball United Way Sole Sisters Luncheon Westchester Fairfield Juvenile Diabetes Gala

MAY

JUNE

Art to the Avenue Bruce Museum Crafts Festival Bruce Museum Gala Cards for Kids Poker Tournament to benefit Kids in Crisis Community Centers 65th Anniversary Party GAC Arts Alive at 7 Bridges Foundation Gala Concours d’Elegance Car Show Gala Greenwich Chamber Awards Lunch Greenwich Hospital Gala Greenwich International Film Festival Opening Night Film Premiere and Party Greenwich Land Trust An Evening at the Farmstead Greenwich Town Party Greenwich Tree Conservancy Tree Party May Gardeners’ Market Memorial Day Parade North Mianus Pow Wow River House Adult Day Center Rose on the River SoundWaters Tall Ships Ball Spring for Abilis Gala UJA-JCC Greenwich Gala YWCA Annual Gala YWCA Old Bags Luncheon

Family Centers Benefit Greenwich Botanical Center Grandiflora Garden Tour Greenwich Horse Show Greenwich Kennel Club Dog Show Junior League Touch-a-Truck Kids in Crisis Spring Fling Gala League of Women Voters Dinner

JULY

Community Centers Golf Challenge Fourth of July Fireworks Greenwich Point Conservancy Beach Ball Sand Sculpture Contest Sidewalk Sales St. Catherine’s Carnival of Fun St. Paul’s Church Fair for All

SEPTEMBER

Adopt-A-Dog Benefit At Home in Greenwich Benefit Audubon Fall Festival and Hawk Watch Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Kids in Crisis Golf Tournament Land Trust “Go Wild” Day

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OCTOBER

Avon Theatre Red Carpet Gala Breast Cancer Alliance Luncheon Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival Pathways Gala YWCA Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence

NOVEMBER

Make-A-Wish “Wish Night” Gala Women’s Club Christmas Boutique YWCA Women Who Inspire Awards

DECEMBER

Antiquarius Boutique and House Tour Christmas On Round Hill Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll

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space for changing art exhibitions.

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SHOP TALK

JULIE BIDWELL

THE TOWN’S RETAIL DISTRICT IS SECOND TO NONE

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SHOP TALK

RESTORATION HARDWARE BY VENERA ALEXANDROVA; SAKS BY JULIE BIDWELL

W

hether you’re on the hunt for the perfect couch, a

tradition on the Avenue. (The original men’s shop first opened more than

unique hostess gift, or the latest kicks and workout

50 years ago.) Set in a stunning two-story building with a grand central

gear, Greenwich retail has you covered. Never before

staircase, the store is renowned for its exceptional customer service;

have the options been so diverse, from high-end fashion and home-

style advisors help customers navigate a carefully curated selection of

furnishings stores to boho boutiques, contemporary art galleries and

on-trend and classic designs—think Tom Ford, Gabriela Hearst, Nicholas

a bevy of beauty emporiums. The best part? Most are within an easily

Kirkwood, The Row, Tod’s and Zegna, to name a few. There are in-store

walkable six-block stretch of the downtown area and neighboring side

boutiques (Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli) and a brilliant array of fine

streets. (And that’s not including the expanding offerings in Cos Cob

and designer jewelry. Enjoy a cappuccino at the coffee bar or in one of the

and Old Greenwich.). HERMÈS, LONGCHAMP, TUMI and TORY BURCH all

comfy club chairs by the flatscreen. Alterations are complimentary, too.

have elegant shops on the Avenue, as do tony jewelers BETTERIDGE,

Another Avenue anchor is SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (now comprising

MANFREDI, SHREVE CRUMP & LOW and TIFFANY & CO. RH’s spacious digs

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

are in the town’s historic post office building (and RH BABY & CHILD

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

and RH TEEN are nearby). Of course, no trip to the Avenue would be

the chicest Chanel dress and a cornucopia of cosmetics. Nearby, on

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

Elm Street, is the brand’s stand-alone shoe store: 10022-SHOE (the

techies can guide you to the perfect products, and

name references the shoe shop at the New York

geniuses are on call for troubleshooting problems.

flagship store, which is so big it has its own zip

Whether your tastes run high, low or somewhere in the middle, you’ll find what your heart desires in this exciting retail district. One of the landmark shops is RICHARDS, part of the Mitchell family’s growing retail empire, with a rich

A view down the venerable Greenwich Avenue (opposite); Restoration Hardware (above, left); Saks wardrobe expert Withley Verdiner offers personal styling (above, right)

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code). Customers will think they have died and gone to shoe heaven when they step in the door. Searching for the perfect denim jeans for those new booties? Head to SAKS GREENWICH THE COLLECTIVE for contemporary designer fashion, and then complete


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the look with a bauble from SAKS GREENWICH THE VAULT next door.

Greenwich natives, as well as the bright and breezy designs of LILLY PULITZER, located across the street. The recently opened BLANKENSHIP

international retailers on the Avenue. For the latest in makeup and hair

DRY GOODS offers made in America classics, while ROLLER RABBIT’S

styling options, SEPHORA and BLUEMERCURY feature all the big-name

cheerful block prints brighten up easy cotton tunics and dresses.

brands. Across the street, GREENWICH PHARMACY stocks a fabulous

CLUB MONACO, ZARA and COS are great stops for wardrobe basics

selection of restorative bath salts and oils, among other products. To

and trendy knockoffs. Everyone from CEOs to ladies who lunch

meet the growing demand for active lifestyle wear—for yoga, spinning,

adore the custom designs of KATIE FONG, another Greenwich native

jogging or just running around town—the Avenue has all the top brands.

turned upscale fashion designer. And speaking of fashion-forward,

London-based SWEATY BETTY, ATHLETA, JUJA ACTIVE and LULULEMON

check out the collections at MICHELLE FARMER COLLABORATE and

offer sleek workout gear for a variety of disciplines, while THREADS &

the Italian designs at PESERICO. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the

TREADS has been outfitting the town’s running crowd for years. Put

clothing and gear at New Zealand icon RODD & GUNN and Swedish

that gear to good use at the many gyms and fitness studios on or near

icon FJÄLLRÄVEN as well as that American classic ORVIS. J. CREW is

the Avenue. In addition to EQUINOX, FORME BARRE FITNESS, NEW YORK

a go-to-venue for shoppers of all ages who appreciate modern styles

SPORTS CLUB, PURE BARRE, SLT and SOULCYCLE, are newcomers CLUB

and nicely priced cashmere. Ditto J. McLAUGHLIN on East Putnam

SWEAT, COUNTDOWN FITNESS and GREENWICH BARRE STUDIO.

Avenue, whose easy-to-wear designs are a classic favorite. New to the

As for hip street style, the fashion-savvy crowd

Avenue is SHE LA LA—a home décor, accessories, gift

flocks to ARITZIA, INTERMIX, JOIE, RAG AND BONE and VINCE for a cool downtown vibe, while preppyat-heart shoppers tend to gravitate to VINEYARD VINES, whose founders Shep and Ian Murray are

and clothing store—that also carries dresses from GDV i.e. is the home accessories boutique of Grayson De Vere, an interior design and staging firm. (above)

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the Greenwich-based Persifor. Other chic boutiques to browse include new perfumerie LE LABO, WARBY PARKER, MARCUS and SHARI’S PLACE.

GDV STORE: MARCO RICCA

In addition to department stores, there are numerous boutiques and


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

based Giles Clement’s flagship HOUSE OF CLEMENT DESIGNS. Nearby is

newcomer EGG NEW YORK, the sweet lifestyle brand that first hatched in

SIMON PEARCE, whose custom glassware and beautifully crafted wooden

2003; JACADI and JOJO MAMAN BÉBÉ for upscale baby gear; CREWCUTS

furniture and handmade ceramics grace many a home in Greenwich.

(inside J.Crew) for kids and FIFI & BELLA for tweens; as well as that

PERFECT PROVENANCE is a delightful boutique in a renovated Victorian

classic—BROOKS BROTHERS for preppy childrenswear. You’ll also find

across the street from MCCARDLES; it features products from around the

sections for kids and tweens in SPLURGE and SHOES ‘N’ MORE. SMART

world as well as a snug café. The treasured local bookstore is DIANE’S

KIDS is the place for innovative toys and games, while the new FUNKY

BOOKS, where many customers are on a first-name basis with Diane and

MONKEY TOYS & BOOKS is a treasure trove of fun for kids of all ages.

her knowledgeable staff and rely on them for recommendations.

LE LABO BY GARVIN BURKE; ASHA BY JULIE BIDWELL

For classic style at home, HOAGLANDS on the Avenue has been the

While local shoppers like to indulge, everyone loves a deal,

preferred destination for bridal registries, elegant table settings and

including well-heeled Greenwich residents. Each July, the streets

assorted furnishings for seven decades. Near the top of the Avenue,

around the Avenue fill up with cars bearing out-of-state plates as

on West Putnam Avenue, a mini design center has flourished with

bargain hunters hit the sales racks during the annual Sidewalk

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

Sale Days in search of deals on designer duds.

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

For a well-deserved break, slip inside the tranquil DREAM SPA, a light-

kitchen design showroom is on East Putnam Avenue

filled oasis one level above the Avenue, for a facial,

near modern fave MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS. Contemporary furnishings powerhouse ROCHE BOBOIS is directly opposite. While you’re there, take a peek at FARROW & BALL’s broad paint selection a few storefronts

down. On the far side of Whole Foods is Westport-

massage or a whole new look. It’s a popular spot and An assortment of candles from new perfumerie Le Labo (above, left); ASHA by Ashley McCormick jewelry store (above, right)

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reservations are recommended. Or treat yourself at any of the excellent hair and beauty salons in town. Among them are MAISON D’ALEXANDRE, PAULO LANFREDI, CHRISTOPHER NOLAND and THE COLOR CAFE.


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RESOURCES CENTRAL GREENWICH CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES 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

Aritzia

165 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-2621 aritzia.com

Blankenship Dry Goods

16 Greenwich Ave. 203-441-0872 blankenshipdrygoods. 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

COS

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

CoutureDossier

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

Great Stuff

321 Greenwich Ave. 203-861-6872 greatstuffny.com

Hermès

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

Hobbs

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

Intermix

325 Greenwich Ave. 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

Joie

163 Greenwich Ave. 203-413-1330 joie.com

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

Lilly Pulitzer

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

Le Labo

276 Greenwich Ave. 475-897-5653 lelabofragrances.com

Egg New York 369 Greenwich Ave. 203-717-1327 eggnewyork.com

Little Eric of Greenwich

Fifi & Bella

Lululemon Athletica

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

Fjällräven

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

Frame

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

15 E. Elm St. 203-622-1600 151 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-5046 lululemon.com

Madewell

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

Marcus

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

Michelle Farmer Collaborate

Shari’s Place

Steven Fox Jewelry

Lynnens

Shoes ‘n’ More

Tiffany& Co.

McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center

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

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

OGGI 5

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

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

Smart Kids Toys

Oliver Peoples

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

Orvis

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

Out of the Box

HOME DÉCOR, DESIGN, ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS

Sweaty Betty

Baccarat

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

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

Threads & Treads

Christopher Peacock Cabinetry

Tory Burch

Peserico

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

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

TUMI

Petticoat Lane

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

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

Vilebrequin

Rag & Bone

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

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

Richards

Vince

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

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

Roller Rabbit

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

Vineyard Vines

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

Warby Parker

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

Rodd & Gunn

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

Zara

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

Saks Fifth Avenue/ The Saks Shops at Greenwich

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

JEWELRY Betteridge

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

Saks Fifth Avenue/ The Collective and The Vault

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

Manfredi Jewels

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

Saks Fifth Avenue 10022-Shoe

Shreve Crump & Low

20 East Elm St. 203-862-5300 saksfifthavenue.com

125 Greenwich Ave. 203-622-6205 shrevecrumpandlow .com

Sephora

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simon Teakle Jewelry 4 Grigg St. 203-769-5888 simonteakle.com

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2 Dearfield Dr. 203-862-9333 peacockhome.com

Circa Lighting

278 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-3659 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

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

RH Greenwich 310 Greenwich Ave. 203-552-1040

Diane’s Books

restorationhardware .com

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

Farrow & Ball

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

Home Boutique of Greenwich 14 Lewis St. 203-869-2550 homeboutique.com

Jonathan Adler

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

Leicht Greenwich Kitchens

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

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

SM Home

135 E. Putnam Ave. 203-629-8121 sandramorganinteriors .com

Sarah Blank Design Studio

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

She la la 73 Greenwich Ave. 203-769-5444 shopshelala.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


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The Shade Store

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

SoulCycle

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

The Tailored Home

YMCA

Tiger Lily’s

YWCA

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

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

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

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

Come and See How We Come andSmiles! See How We Make Make Smiles!

COS COB Beam & Barre

241 E. Putnam Ave. 203-622-0591 beamandbarre.com

Do’s by Christopher Noland 395 E. Putnam Ave. 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

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

Christopher Noland Salon and Beauty

Club Sweat

OLD Serving the GREENWICH The Color Café community 23 Benedict Place for 203-769-1929 nearly 30 years. Anna Banana colorcafestudio.com

Serving the community for nearly 30 years.

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Serving the community for nearly 30 years. 203-698-0794

1345 E. Putnam Ave. 203-344-1193 club-sweat.com

Combine Training

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

Countdown Fitness 409 Greenwich Ave. 203-594-6684 countdownfit.com

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

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

Forme Barre Fitness

18 Lewis St. 203-622-0018 glam-blow.com

Greenwich Barre Studio

109 Greenwich Ave. 203-900-1400 greenwichbarrestudio .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

Our Services: - Children's Dentistry and Dental Emergencies / Trauma - Orthodontics including Braces and Invisalign Or - Accelerated Orthodontics

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

Our Services:Bennett Jewelers bennettjewelers - Children's Dentistry GlamBlow and Dental Fred Emergencies Jaafar Tazi Hair Salon / Trauma Housewarmings - Orthodontics including Maison D’Alexandre of Old Braces and Images Invisalign Greenwich Or - Accelerated Orthodontics Paulo Lanfredi Salon

Equinox Greenwich

141 W. Putnam Ave. 203-625-7616 formebarre.com

Back 40 Mercantile

203-698-0794

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

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

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248 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0128

254 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0217 oldgreenwich.com

149 Greenwich Ave. 203-340-2525 jaafartazi.com

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

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

264 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-5106

202 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-4193 imagescenter.com

Victor Pardi DDS Victor Orthodontics Pardi DDS

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Silvestro Iommazzo DDS Silvestro Pediatric Dentistry Iommazzo DDS

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Lily

250 Sound Beach Ave. 203-990-0951 lilyoldgreenwich.com

• Orthodontics including Braces and Invisalign® • Accelerated Orthodontics

Originals

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

Contact Us Today! 203.698.0794

Something Special Florist

212 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-7556

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LOCAL FLAVOR

THOMAS MCGOVERN

FOR FOODIES OR FAMILIES, THE DINING SCENE CATERS TO EVERY TASTE

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ever before has the Greenwich food scene served up such a

in Old Greenwich, LE FAT POODLE, is a fun, upscale spot with French

delightful array of dining options. Within its 32 square miles

bistro cuisine—the red snapper in coconut curry is a crowd fave. High

are a host of fabulous restaurants, offering everything from

ceilings, tall potted palms and a painting of a portly blue poodle add

haute cuisine to tequila and tacos. There are coffee bars offering cold-

to the breezy ambience. At L’ESCALE at the Delamar, the fresh seasonal

pressed brews, gluten-free bakeries and fast-food spots specializing in

fare is Mediterranean in feel. The chic bar attracts a lively crowd; at the

healthy fare (think dairy-free smoothies and vegetarian grain bowls).

waterfront terrace, with its distinctly nautical air, you’ll find the cheerful

Although many of the town’s most popular eateries are located along the

Bar Octopus, which offers a menu of craft cocktails and, of course, a

six-block stretch of Greenwich Avenue and the surrounding side streets,

variety of seafood bites. Inside, the restaurant’s Provençal terra cotta tile

there are plenty of options in the outlying hamlets. From classic French

floor and wood-burning fireplace transport diners to the south of France.

to authentic Italian, from wood-fired pizzas to fresh-off-the boat sushi,

The contemporary BISTRO V offers a diverse selection of pastries—buttery

newcomers will find options for all tastes and budgets.

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

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

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

cuisine; its minimalist décor attracts a well-heeled hedge-fund crowd.

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

Ditto POLPO on the Old Post Road, where diners sup on hearty Italian fare

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

and the piano bar has a New York saloon vibe. The Riverside landmark,

bright, cheerful space where crepes take center stage.

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VALBELLA, boasts elegant dining rooms and an outdoor terrace. THOMAS

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

HENKELMANN at the Homestead Inn, a nineteenth-century Victorian manor

town. COFFEE CAFÉ ROASTERS on Greenwich Avenue was one of the

in Belle Haven, serves classic contemporary French cuisine. With its

town’s first boutique coffee joints. The beans are roasted in-house,

impeccable service and formal flair, this pretty spot is consistently named

and the brew is sublime. Ditto for newcomer JOE STUDIO CAFÉ in Old

one of the state’s best restaurants. Closer to the Avenue there is more fine French cuisine. At LE PENGUIN, butcher-paper-topped tables and a cozy stand-up bar add to the bistro atmosphere, as do favorites such as escargot, mussels in white wine and steak frites Béarnaise. Its sister restaurant

Greenwich, where the coffee culture thrives. Joe’s beans Miku Sushi chose the name Miku, which means “beautiful moment” (opposite); Duoro chef/co-owner Rui Correia (above, left); Back 40 Kitchen’s popular veggie burger (above, right)

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are roasted daily on-site, and there are plenty of comfy chairs for lounging. Virtually next door, UPPER CRUST BAGELS serves fresh bagels and all the trimmings. Down

the street, SWEET PEA’S BAKING COMPANY has become a neighborhood hot spot. With its classic American


treats and Brazilian staples, as well as excellent luncheon fare, on a

stouts, lagers and IPAs on tap. For fresh seafood and shellfish served

typical weekday morning it’s the place to see and be seen. In Riverside,

up in a bright, convivial atmosphere, locals head to ELM STREET OYSTER

ADA’S KITCHEN + COFFEE has become the go-to-destination for grab-and-

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

go breakfast and lunch options. Start the day with avocado toast or a

a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a Portuguese flair. Newcomer

blueberry chia smoothie; for lunch, the kale and quinoa salad bowl hits

SOUTH BAY transports guests to a coastal dining experience, with its

the spot. LORCA COFFEE BAR is another local favorite, tucked away into

Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Across the street, its sister restaurant,

the front of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery on East Putnam Avenue in Cos

HARVEST WINE BAR, offers farm-to-fork fare in a beautifully rustic

Cob, as is newcomer CHOCOYLATTE GOURMET, home to a delectable

setting. Several other cool, new spots include LITTLE BEET TABLE, with its

assortment of desserts, chocolates, coffees and more. Back on and

gluten-free, vegetable forward menu; MIKU SUSHI, a sleek contemporary

near the Avenue, other top-notch offerings are Debra Ponzak’s AUX

space that serves traditional Japanese cuisine; and LA TAQUERIA, which

DELICES on West Elm Street, a great place to refuel after shopping,

offers a modern take on Mexican comfort food and a stellar selection of

BLACK FOREST BAKERY on Lewis Street, with its delightful selection of

tequilas, to boot. When it comes to Mexican food, nothing beats BOXCAR

German-baked goods and pastries, and ST. MORITZ BAKERY, another

CANTINA, the family-owned classic on Old Field Point Road, which is

crowd favorite for its European baked goods, many of which are gluten-

celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Touting New American seasonal

free. And speaking of gluten-free, BY THE WAY BAKERY’S small-batch,

fare, THE SPREAD at the top of the Avenue on West Putnam, is the second

handmade cakes, cookies, muffins and more, are gluten and dairy-free.

offering from Norwalk-based Spread SoNo. In Old Greenwich since 1994,

SOMETHING NATURAL (behind Saks) is an outpost of Nantucket’s

APPLAUSI OSTERIA’S fresh pasta and other Italian specialties attract a loyal

iconic sandwich shop, known for oversized sandwiches on its signature

following. Similarly, LOUIE’S in Cos Cob has a clubby atmosphere and

house-baked Portuguese bread. For a post-shopping

serves classic comfort food, Italian-style.

pick-me-up, head to CAFÉ 47, which is tucked away in Perfect Provenance, a luxury goods boutique. Near the top of the Avenue, the GINGER MAN is known for its hearty American fare and craft beers. You’ll find an affable crowd bellied up to the wooden bar where there is a wide assortment of

For great steak, you can’t do better than Crispy Fish Taco from La Taqueria with homemade tortillas (above, left); L‘Escale evokes the South of France (above, right); Signature Bloody Mary cocktails from The Spread (opposite)

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BLACKSTONES, which sets a high bar when it comes

to food. For something a little simpler, LITTLE PUB in Cos Cob has the art of the burger down pat—no surprise, since it serves up roughly 3,000 a week between its four locations. Sustainable and local

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LOCAL FLAVOR


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LOCAL FLAVOR

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LOCAL FLAVOR

RESTAURANTS: A TASTING 1075 E. Putnam Ave. Riverside; 203-698-1066 auxdelicesfoods.com

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

B.Good

Famous Greek Kitchen

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

Firehouse Deli

Back 40 Kitchen

265 Mill St. 203-531-0002 firehsedeli.com

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

COS COB

Bistro V

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

By the Way Bakery 19 E. Putnam Ave. 203-489-3610 btwbakery.com

Matcha Tea Latte and Avocado Toast from Lorca Coffee Bar

are the watchwords at BACK 40 KITCHEN, which grows much of its own produce at its farm in Washington, Connecticut. The farmhouse décor features reclaimed barn wood and an herbal growing wall. For cuisine inspired by the farm and coast, try newcomer TOWNHOUSE on Church Street.

Perfect for an after-work drink and American fare, the family-friendly OLD GREENWICH SOCIAL CLUB is a short walk from the village.

Tuesdays are trivia nights, Fridays are karaoke nights, and every night is taco night. Fast food takes on new meaning at B.GOOD, the Boston-based chain with farm-to-table dishes. Order a signature kale-and-grain bowl

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

Chocoylatte Gourmet

Gelato & Cioccolato

185 Sound Beach Ave. 203-990-0479 joestudiocafe.com

selections like sautéed bowls, crafted salads and

Lorca Coffee Bar

Avenue, FRESHII has a nutrition-led menu of

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

healthy options while THE GRANOLA BAR serves

Louie’s

up more than its namesake granola. You’ll find bowls, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies and coffees in a bright, modern space. Families love BOBBY Q’S PIT STOP for its authentic pit-smoked barbecue. Another option in Riverside is the contemporary TONY’S AT THE J HOUSE and the J HOUSE COFFEE BAR,

both at the J House hotel. When it comes to delis, GARDEN CATERING, CORBO’S, RINALDI’S and the FIREHOUSE all have a loyal following. High 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 & CIOCCOLATO, serving homemade gelatos made from locally sourced and imported ingredients.

Coffee Café Roasters 118 Greenwich Ave. 203-661-8300 coffeecaferoasters.com

Little Pub

CREATIVE KITCHEN, which features gluten-free

cauliflower-crusted pizzas. At the bottom of the

47 Arch St., 203-900-1131 theperfectprovenance .com

376 Greenwich Ave. 203-405-5787 thelittlebeettable.com/ greenwich

Douro

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

Eastend Restaurant 409 Greenwich Ave. 203-862-9200 zhospitalitygroup.com

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

Elm Street Oyster House

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

Rinaldi’s Country Deli

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

Freshii

375 Greenwich Ave. 201-413-1299 freshii.com

The Spread

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

Ginger Man

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

GLENVILLE Rebecca’s

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

The Granola Bar

GREENWICH

Harvest Wine Bar

41 Greenwich Ave. 203-883-5220 thegranolabarct.com

Aux Délices

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

3 W. Elm St. 203-622-6644

Le Pain Quotidien 382 Greenwich Ave. 203-404-7533 lepainquotidien.com

Le Penguin

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

Meli-Melo

Café 47

Little Beet Table

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

Blackstones

44 Old Field Point Rd. 203-661-4774 boxcarcantina.com

Joe Studio Café

L’Escale

Mediterraneo

Boxcar Cantina

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

10 Greenwich Ave. 203-992-1199 taqueriact.com

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

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

121 E. Putnam Ave. 203-900-1622 chocoylatte.com

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

or craft sandwich. Another healthy spot is MYX

Black Forest Bakery

Chicken Joe’s

La Taqueria

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

362 Greenwich Ave. 203-629-6153 melimelogreenwich.com

Miku Sushi

68 Greenwich Ave. 203-900-7676 mikugreenwich.com

Myx Creative Kitchen 19 W. Elm St. 203-861-1150 myxkitchen.com

Polpo Restaurant

554 Old Post Rd. 203-629-1999 polporestaurant.com

OLD GREENWICH Applausi Osteria

199 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-4447 osteriaapplausi.com

Beach House Café

220 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-0367 beachhousecafe.com

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

Garden Catering

185 Sound Beach Ave. 203-698-2900 177 Hamilton Ave., Byram; 203-422-2555 gardencatering.com

Le Fat Poodle 20 Arcadia Rd. 203-717-1515 lefatpoodle.com

Old Greenwich Social Club

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

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company

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

St. Moritz Bakery

Upper Crust Bagel Co.

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

197 Sound Beach Ave. 203-698-0079 uppercrustbagel.com

Something Natural

RIVERSIDE

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

South Bay

403 Greenwich Ave. 203-717-1836 southbayct.com

Terra Ristorante

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

Townhouse

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

Thomas Henkelmann Homestead Inn

Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee

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

1114 East Putnam Ave. 203-698-6999 tonysatthejhouse.com

Valbella

1309 E. Putnam Ave. 203-637-1115 valbellarestaurants.com

420 Field Point Rd. 203-869-7500 homesteadinn.com

JULIE BIDWELL

BYRAM


SCHOOL SPIRIT

I

t’s no secret Greenwich has an outstanding school system—and

courses—everything from English 101 and digital video production to

for good reason. In this community of 62,000 residents, students

Mandarin Chinese and macroeconomics. There are opportunities to

have access to a wealth of learning opportunities. The district’s 11

pursue independent courses of study, and to take part in programs such

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

as the project-based Innovation Lab and the highly sought-after Honors

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

Science Research program. In 2019, Greenwich High School had a

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

Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholarship winner and 10 Scholastic

Academic excellence is paramount. Four of the elementary schools

Art and Writing Award winners. Additionally, North Mianus School

and one middle school serve as magnet schools. THE INTERNATIONAL

was named a National Blue Ribbon School in recognition of academic

SCHOOL AT DUNDEE and NEW LEBANON elementary have international

achievements.

baccalaureate programs; JULIAN CURTISS offers a program in world

For all the academic honors—the GHS Class of 2020 includes 14

languages; HAMILTON AVENUE ELEMENTARY is the district’s first STEM

semifinalists and 31 commended students recognized in the 2020

magnet school; and WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL provides an AVID-theme

National Merit Scholarship Program, and nine students named to

program, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a college readiness and executive functioning program designed to help all students achieve their goals and reach their full academic potential. The focus on academics continues through high school, where students can choose from among 300

the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Students have access to a broad range of academic and extracurricular activities. At Greenwich High School alone, there are more than 100 clubs.

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Program—a big part of what makes Greenwich stand out is the depth of extracurricular offerings. There are countless ways for students to pursue their interests. They can contribute to school magazines and newspapers, photograph school events, perform onstage

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SCHOOL SPIRIT

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

want to play at a less competitive level, there are plenty of fun intramural

clubs, there are more than 100 formal clubs at the high school alone.

options to consider, including tennis, flag football and soccer.

Students can indulge their passions for anime, baking, coding, debate,

Families in Greenwich also have access to high-quality preschool

entrepreneurship and more.

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

When it comes to community service, Greenwich public school kids

30 institutions, many connected with local schools and churches.

excel. They volunteer for such organizations as Greenwich Green &

Several Greenwich daycare centers offer programs for preschool-age

Clean, Adopt-a-Dog and Family Centers, among others. These experiences

children, too. For information on childcare and preschool programs

offer students the opportunity to learn new skills, make meaningful

in Greenwich, pick up a copy of “Preschools & Childcare” from

connections with people in town and engage in the lives of others. In

Greenwich United Way.

2019, 236 members of the high school’s senior class were inducted into

Equally important, Greenwich boasts many excellent private

the National Honor Society. As part of the society’s requirement for

schools, including GREENWICH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL, which is the

membership, many are now serving as peer tutors, helping in classrooms

only coed, independent Nursery to Grade 12 college preparatory day

and learning centers, and working as tech assistants in the GHS media

school in Greenwich. Other private schools of note are SACRED HEART,

center, while others are working with organizations such as GEMS,

BRUNSWICK, GREENWICH ACADEMY and WHITBY, one of the oldest

Abilis, Greenwich Hospital, Neighbor to Neighbor and more.

Montessori schools in the country. The exemplary KING SCHOOL in

Athletically, Greenwich schools stand out in their leagues. The high

Stamford and RYE COUNTRY DAY in Rye, New York, are nearby. For

school fields 43 varsity sports, whose teams have won numerous county,

adults, Greenwich Public Schools’ continuing education program

state and regional championships. In 2019, GHS had five Conference

offers about 250 courses a year.

Champions, five State Champions, 49 students named

Greenwich is also nicely located for those who

180 student-athletes who have received some type of National, State or Conference recognition, and 20 student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent for Division I and/or Ivy League Schools. For those who

want to pursue higher education. A UNIVERSITY OF Greenwich offers an array of scholastic choices, from public magnet schools to private institutions to an alternative high school.

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CONNECTICUT (UCONN) campus is just across the

border in Stamford, SUNY PURCHASE COLLEGE and MANHATTANVILLE in Purchase, New York, are nearby,

and FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY is just a short drive away.

WAYNE K LIN

to All State Teams, three CT Players of the Year, over


CORE VALUES

RYE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

R ESPECT AND

RESPONSIBILITY

www.ryecountryday.org MISSION

COMMUNITY

"... a co-ed, college prep school dedicated to providing students from Pre-K through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches." - Excerpt from the RCDS mission statement

Rye Country Day has a diverse and inclusive student body. 900+ students come from a 20-mile radius surrounding the School, representing 41 school districts from NY and CT. 35% of students self-identify as people of color.

C OMMITMENT TO

PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

DIVERSITY WITHIN AN

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

SERVICE

FOUNDED

1869 Not for Self, but for Service. - School motto

TUITION $37,250 in Pre-K to $45,500 in Grade 12

FINANCIAL AID RCDS distributes $5.9M in need-based financial aid grants to 16% of the student body funded in part by the School's $56M endowment.

COLLEGE MATRICULATION The most popular college matriculation choices for RCDS students 2015-2019 (number of students attending in parentheses):

Cornell University (30) | University of Pennsylvania (28)

CAMPUS & LOCATION

FAST FACTS 8:1

Student/Faculty Ratio

25

Lower/Middle School Clubs

50+

Upper School Clubs

15

Avg. Upper School Class Size

72

Interscholastic Sports Teams

2

Dining Halls (serving healthy lunch and snacks to all grades)

The 26-acre campus features state-of-the-art academic, athletic, and creative facilities and is conveniently accessible by train and car. Students and faculty commute from Fairfield and Westchester counties and New York City.

New York University (18) | Harvard University (17) Duke University (16) | Brown University (15) | University of Michigan (15) | Colgate University (14) | Georgetown University (14) | Vanderbilt University (14) | Washington University in St. Louis (14) | Bucknell University (10) Stanford University (10) | University of Southern California (10) | Dartmouth College (9) | Yale University (9) Northwestern University (8) | University of Chicago (8) University of Wisconsin, Madison (8) | Wake Forest University (8) | Wesleyan University (8)

Open minds. Courageous thinking. Build an educational foundation of self-discovery, creativity, and student-centered learning. We set a better standard for education so King students are unstoppable.

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SCHOOL SPIRIT JUST NEXT DOOR The Children’s School Coed, ages three to eight 118 Scofieldtown Rd. Stamford 203-329-8815, childrensschool.org

Fusion Academy

Coed, 6th to 12th grade 66 Gatehouse Rd. Stamford 203-323-2191 fusionacademy.com

King School

Coed, pre-K to 12th grade 1450 Newfield Ave. Stamford 203-322-3496 kingschoolct.org

The Long Ridge School

Coed, nursery to 5th grade 478 Erskine Rd. Stamford, CT 203-987-6301 longridgeschool.org

New Canaan Country School

Coed, nursery to 9th grade 635 Frogtown Rd. New Canaan 203-972-0771 countryschool.net

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 to 12th grade 100 Maher Ave. Greenwich 203-625-5800 brunswickschool.org

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Central Middle School

Carmel Academy

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

9 Indian Rock Lane Greenwich 203-661-8500

Eastern Middle School

Eagle Hill School

51 Hendrie Ave. Riverside; 203-637-1744

Coed, ages five to 15 (for children with learning differences) 45 Glenville Rd. Greenwich 203-622-9240 eaglehillschool.org

Western Middle School

1 Western Junior Hwy. Greenwich 203-531-5700

HIGH SCHOOLS

Greenwich Academy

Greenwich High School

10 Hillside Rd. 203-625-8000

Girls, pre-K to 12th grade 200 N. Maple Ave. Greenwich 203-625-8900 greenwichacademy.org

The Windrose Program

Greenwich Catholic School

Coed, pre-K to 8th grade 471 North St., Greenwich 203-869-4000 gcsct.org

(formerly Greenwich Alternative HS) greenwichschools.org/ windrose

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Greenwich Country Day School Coed, pre-K to 12th grade 401 Old Church Rd. 257 Stanwich Rd. Greenwich 203-863-5600 gcds.net

Greenwich Japanese School

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

Putnam Indian Field School

Coed, toddler to pre-K 101 Indian Field Rd. Greenwich 203-661-4629 pifs.net

Sacred Heart Greenwich

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

Whitby School

Coed, pre-K to 8th grade 969 Lake Ave. 203-869-8464 Greenwich whitbyschool.org

Rye Country Day School

Coed, pre-K to 12th grade 3 Cedar St. Rye, NY 914-925-4513 ryecountryday.org

St. Luke’s School

Coed, 5th to 12th grade 377 N. Wilton Rd. New Canaan 203-966-5612 stlukesct.org

Villa Maria School Coed, K to 9th grade (for children with learning differences) 161 Sky Meadow Dr. Stamford 203-322-5886 villamariaedu.org

Winston Preparatory School

Coed, 4th to 12th grade (for children with learning differences) 57 West Rock Rd. Norwalk; 203-229-0465 winstonprep.edu GREENWICH ACADEMY

RESOURCES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS


SPARKING PASSIONS Build a robot. Explore the universe. Study abroad. Put your best foot forward. Then show others the way. We inspire young women to be thoughtful global leaders.

Learn more about our admission events and open houses at shgreenwich.org

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CLUB LIFE

F

or many residents of our town, private clubs form the nexus

Island Sound. The spacious pool area has a sleek, resort feel. Nearby, at

of their social lives. For others, they provide a welcome respite

the end of Perkins Road, the stone-and-clapboard clubhouse of BURNING

from a busy work week. It’s no surprise that club culture is

TREE sits amid elegantly landscaped grounds. In the backcountry, off

deeply woven into the fabric of this community, and with 15 to choose

North Street, discreet stone pillars mark the entrance to STANWICH CLUB,

from, there is something to fit most tastes and budgets. In addition to

generally considered home to one of the most challenging courses in the

traditional country clubs—which offer everything from championship

state. ROUND HILL CLUB is tucked at the end of a winding road off Round

golf and tennis to swimming, squash, trap, skeet and indoor bowling—

Hill; its low-slung gray clapboard clubhouse evokes an English country-

there are community clubs, yacht clubs and a location dedicated to

manor feel. Also in the backcountry is TAMARACK COUNTRY CLUB,

racket sports. All offer fantastic outlets for kids, including summer

founded in 1929. Its restored Charles Bank-designed course has been

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

challenging golfers for decades. The history of FAIRVIEW COUNTRY CLUB

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, these clubs host outdoor barbecues, shore dinners, classic regattas and competitive swim races. The town’s seven country clubs feature beautifully designed golf courses that roll and rise along tree-lined fairways. Located just off Doubling Road in mid-country, the oldest among them, GREENWICH COUNTRY CLUB, dates back to 1892. Behind its white-brick façade, grand interiors strike an elegant note. From the outdoor terrace, diners are afforded a sweeping view of Long

is full of twists and turns. First established in Westchester In 2019, Stanwich Club was awarded “The Best Golf Club in Connecticut” by Golf Digest. Other facilities include a clubhouse, dining venues, tennis courts, swimming pool and paddle courts. (above); With a beautiful view of the Cos Cob Harbor, Riverside Yacht Club hosts many regattas each summer. (opposite)

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in 1904, it was displaced twice over the years by highway construction. Now located off King Street, a grand brick clubhouse overlooks a Robert Trent Jones course, which was built in 1968. In Old Greenwich, the INNIS ARDEN GOLF CLUB features all the sporty bells and 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

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THE TOWN’S COUNTRY CLUBS ATTRACT A SPORTY, SOCIAL CROWD


CLUB LIFE which date back to the late nineteenth century. First founded in 1888 as

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

a club for the local community, RIVERSIDE YACHT CLUB has long been a

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

major contender in yachting circles. It has a superb marina, pool, tennis

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

courts and a strong competitive sailing program for kids and adults

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

alike. Closer to downtown Greenwich sits the grande dame of yacht

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

clubs. Built in 1889 on land leased from Boss Tweed, INDIAN HARBOR is

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

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

RESOURCES

racers and the America’s Cup. Adding to its allure is the picturesque setting at the mouth of Greenwich Harbor; at night, dining on the

Bailiwick Club of Greenwich

Greenwich Country Club

Riverside Yacht Club

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

12 Duncan Drive 203-531-7591 thebailiwickclub.com

19 Doubling Road 203-869-1000 greenwichcountryclub.org

102 Club Road Riverside 203-637-1706 riversideyc.org

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

Belle Haven Club

Greenwich Water Club

Rocky Point Club

Burning Tree Country Club

Indian Harbor Yacht Club

Round Hill Club

terrace is a singular experience. Although not technically a yacht club, the GREENWICH WATER CLUB in Cos Cob offers water activities, plus

100 Harbor Drive 203-861-5353 bellehavenclub.com

all of which add to the family-friendly atmosphere. The town also has several highly sought-after community clubs. Established in 1929, the MILBROOK CLUB’s elegant Tudor clubhouse tennis and lakeside dining. There’s more good news for prospective members of this club: Milbrook offers an ex-pat program for families relocating to Greenwich from overseas. In Old Greenwich, the ROCKY POINT CLUB is a seasonal option for families who enjoy the

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

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

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

clubhouse, prime waterfront setting and active sailing program—is

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120 Perkins Road 203-869-9004 burningtreecc.org

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

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61 Woodside Drive 203-869-4540 milbrookclub.com

888 North Street 203-869-0555 stanwich.com

55 Locust Road 203-531-7300 tamarackcountryclub.com


HOUSES OF WORSHIP SERENE SANCTUARIES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY sanctuaries with everything from book clubs, yoga classes and

worship, several of which date back hundreds of years. The

meditation lessons to virtual prayer boxes, healing circles, outreach

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF OLD GREENWICH was

programs, childcare and more.

incorporated in 1665, the STANWICH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH was

In winter, several of the most anticipated gatherings at CHRIST

founded in 1731, and CHRIST CHURCH was established as a parish

CHURCH include the annual Christmas Pageant and Carols by

in 1749. Christ Church’s neighbor, TEMPLE SHOLOM, was formed in

Candlelight service, on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Last year’s pageant

1916 and is now the largest synagogue in Greenwich. Newcomers

featured more than 60 children. The carol service is so popular, with

will be happy to know our town’s houses of worship

more than 600 people in attendance, it’s wise to get

offer more than just a nod to the past. One need only glance through a typical calendar of events to see what a vital role these places play in the lives of many residents. They are thoroughly modern

there early as it may be standing room only. First Congregational Church of Greenwich (above, left and opposite); Temple Sholom (above, right)

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Come spring, the SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Greenwich provides a front-row seat to

one of the most spectacular displays in town. The

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RESOURCES 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

42 Lake Ave. 203-661-3099

203-531-6450

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

First Baptist Church 10 Northfield St. 203-869-7988

First Church of Christ, Scientist 11 Park Place 203-869-1555

June, the church’s annual Tent Weekend kicks off Friday evening with a themed picnic and musical performance. The family-friendly fun continues with a barbecue, games, movie and outdoor worship. Another longstanding community-wide event, the annual Carnival of Fun (held at the PARISH OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA AND ST. AGNES CATHOLIC CHURCH’S Riverside campus) features rides, games and

entertainment for five days in July. In August, the annual ST. ROCH CATHOLIC CHURCH’S Festival in the Chickahominey section of town is

a fun-filled neighborhood affair. And in September, the ROUND HILL

286 Delavan Ave.

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

Round Hill Community Church 395 Round Hill Rd. 203-869-1091

Sacred Heart Church 95 Henry St. 203-531-8730

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

St. Mary Catholic Church 178 Greenwich Ave. 203-869-9393

First Church of Round Hill

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church

464 Round Hill Rd. 203-629-3876

469 North St. 203-869-5421

First Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church

38 Field Point Rd. 203-869-0032

286 Delavan Ave. 203-531-8466

First Presbyterian Church

St. Paul Catholic Church

1 W. Putnam Ave. 203-869-8686

84 Sherwood Ave. 203-531-8741

First United Methodist Church

St. Roch Catholic Church

59 E. Putnam Ave. 203-629-9584

COMMUNITY CHURCH in the backcountry holds its annual Blessing of

Harvest Time Church

Japanese Gospel Church

254 E. Putnam Ave. 203-869-6600

bountiful carpet of spring flowers that graces the gentle slope. In early

10 Indian Rock Lane 203-869-2807

Bethel A.M.E. Church

Christ Church Greenwich

broad sweep of lawn that residents call “crocus hill” because of the

Greenwich Baptist Church

1338 King St. 203-531-7778

75 Mason St. 203-629-9059

beautiful stone church, founded in 1705, overlooks Putnam Hill, a

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

606 Riversville Rd.

Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich

First Presbyterian Church was established in 1881.

Grace Church of Greenwich

to set up tables and banners under a tent on the lawn, so they can provide

1034 North St. 203-869-5421

information on the important work they do for animals in our community.

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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 Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism 293 Sound Beach Ave. 203-637-4615

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

RIVERSIDE The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Agnes Catholic Church 4 Riverside Ave. 203-637-3661 (St. Catherine campus) 247 Stanwich Rd. Greenwich 203-637-3661 (St. Agnes campus)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 200 Riverside Ave. 203-637-2447

10 St. Roch Ave. 203-869-4176

St. Timothy Chapel

the Animals service. The church also invites local animal advocacy groups

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FROM THE BEACH TO THE BACKCOUNTRY, GREENWICH IS A NATURE-LOVER’S PARADISE

and group lessons. Come summer, the rink is transformed into a turf

coastal setting and more than 1,000 acres of open space, parks

field. For equestrians, the GREENWICH RIDING & TRAILS ASSOCIATION

and woodlands. Sailing, kayaking, tennis, golf, birdwatching

maintains a vast network of trails through the town’s backcountry. And

and horseback riding are just some of the sporty activities residents

speaking of horses, on Sunday afternoons in the summer, spectators

enjoy. For those who like more organized play, the town’s recreational

head up North Street to the GREENWICH POLO CLUB at Conyers Farm to

programs are geared toward all age levels, from tots to adults, and even

tailgate, socialize and watch high-level matches. And there are other team

include indoor leagues for winter play.

sports, including several organized by town-sponsored leagues, such as

For starters, Greenwich boasts 42 basketball courts, 36 all-weather

basketball, volleyball, softball, lacrosse and even pickleball, a game that

tennis courts (buy tennis and beach passes online or in season at the

combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton.

town hall), two lighted paddle-tennis courts, two running tracks, two

Not surprisingly, given the town’s proximity to Long Island Sound,

horseshoe pits, a croquet field and 14 playgrounds. On

many recreational activities revolve around the water.

King Street, the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed 18-hole

When the weather is fine, the Mianus River, which

GRIFFITH E. HARRIS GOLF COURSE, the only municipal

course in Greenwich, is open to residents and their guests. Figure skaters and hockey players get ice time at the DOROTHY HAMILL RINK in Byram, where there are daily in-season, open-skating sessions, plus private

Binney Park has multiple athletic fields for soccer and other youth sports (above); Beautiful spring blooms at a garden in Belle Haven (opposite)

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flows between Cos Cob and Riverside, serves as a launch pad for paddleboarders, kayakers and rowers. On bright summer mornings, you’ll see adults and teens in single, double and multiperson sculls. The beach at GREENWICH POINT PARK (also known as Tod’s Point) is a magnet for

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families who enjoy sunbathing and paddling in the placid surf. Easy

easy-to-manage Hobies, Hunters and Lasers.

walking trails meander along the coast and skirt the saltwater pond,

Two of the town parks are actually islands located a short ride

where great blue herons and snowy egrets navigate the sedge-lined

from shore: ISLAND BEACH has a concession stand, picnic tables and

tidal flats. Thanks to the work of the Greenwich Point Conservancy,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

local schoolteacher and conservancy cofounder) with its stunning

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

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

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

There is another concession stand close to the beach, or bring your

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

own food and take advantage of the many strategically placed grills

remember to bring your own drinks and snacks.

and picnic tables. Stroll to the park’s westerly tip and watch kite

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

surfers swoop and soar on the stiff offshore breezes. Off-season, from

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

December through April, the Point becomes a playground for dogs who

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

frolic in the water, chase balls on the beach and walk the trails with

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

their people companions. A strict leash law is enforced.

toddlers and bigger kids. You’ll hear the thwack of baseball bats, tennis

Sailing is a popular pursuit around town, and on weeknights,

racquets and—only here—croquet mallets. Competitive and recreational

the waters are filled with sailboats of all sizes out

croquet players dressed in regulation white gather to

of a private yacht club to join the fun. GREENWICH COMMUNITY SAILING, which operates out of the old

Chimes Building at the Point, has rentals as well as lessons for kids and adults. You’ll learn the ropes on

play on the beautifully maintained town court. Next Families explore the pond and walking paths at Binney Park, situated on 32 scenic acres in the center of Old Greenwich. (above and opposite page)

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to the ferry dock, ROGER SHERMAN BALDWIN PARK is home to the town’s only skate park, where enthusiastic teens hit the ramps and rails. The park also hosts concerts and other events, including the annual

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music and activities, it has become the unofficial kickoff to the summer

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season. In May, car buffs convene for the Concours d’Elegance vintage

Audubon Center

Greenwich Town Party. A daylong family-friendly extravaganza of food,

203-869-5272 greenwich.audubon.org

car show. In July and August, friends and family gather for the popular Wednesday evening concerts. September marks the annual Food and

203-698-0599 greenwichsailing.com

Department of Parks and Recreation

Wine festival, showcasing the area’s rich culinary landscape. Another September happening is Adopt-a-Dog’s highly anticipated Puttin’ on the

Greenwich Point Park

203-622-7814 greenwichct.gov

Dog Festival, which benefits local animal shelters.

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Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink

Heading west, BYRAM PARK comprises nearly 30 acres of property. In addition to a small beach and playground, there is an extensive

Greenwich Polo Club

203-531-8560 greenwichct.gov

pool area with a 1,000-square-foot splash pad, kiddie pool and a

DPR Tennis Office

concession stand. Back east in Cos Cob, the nine-acre COS COB PARK

203-618-7613 (MayAugust) 203-618-7649 greenwichct.gov

is situated along the Mianus River opposite the train station. On land formerly occupied by the old Cos Cob power station, you can take in

Greenwich Community Sailing

203-531-1639 greenwichpoloclub.com

Greenwich Botanical Center

203-869-9242 greenwichbotanical center.org

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

Mianus River Park

203-622-7814 greenwichct.gov

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

the panoramic view of Long Island Sound from the open-air pavilion or one of the shaded benches set along the mile-long waterfront path

walkers and fishermen, who cast for trout in the fast-moving river. At

and visit the town’s September 11 Memorial, which overlooks Indian

the MONTGOMERY PINETUM PARK in Cos Cob, home to the GREENWICH

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

BOTANICAL CENTER, there are primrose and tulip gardens, a rock

Edwin Binney—hosts Little League sports, festive Fourth of July

garden, and trails lined with specimen conifers that lead to picnic areas

fireworks and model sailboat races. It’s also the terminus of the annual

and a flagstone terrace overlooking one of the ponds. Far north in the

Memorial Day Parade, which stretches along Sound Beach Avenue.

backcountry is the AUDUBON CENTER, a 285-acre nature preserve with

To commune with nature in a more meditative

seven miles of trails. A separate wildflower sanctuary

way, head to one of the town preserves or woodland sanctuaries. Hikers and horseback riders gravitate JULIE BIDWELL

to the BABCOCK PRESERVE’s nearly 300 wooded acres in the backcountry, while MIANUS RIVER PARK, with nearly 220 acres straddling Greenwich and Stamford, attracts bird-watchers, mountain bikers,

has another eight miles of trails, a duck swamp and the Hikers at Babcock Preserve; Family time and playground fun; Annual Mini Sailboat Regatta at Binney Park (opposite page, clockwise); Cos Cob Playground (above)

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KIMBERLIN NATURE EDUCATION CENTER, 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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ow do you find the right home? When you’re buying a new place, the neighborhood you select is as important as the house you choose. 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

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.

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Riverside

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

THE COMMUNITY OF RIVERSIDE is very much focused on the water—much of its two square miles stretches along the rocky inlets and secluded coves formed along its Mianus River and Long Island Sound borders. Because of the way it is situated, topographically higher than Old Greenwich, the area affords water views to many of its residents, even those who live inland. Like its neighbors, Riverside’s history dates back to the 17th century. In fact, it was known as Mianus Neck until 1870 and was primarily a community of farmers, fishermen and oystermen. Today, Riverside is a highly sought-after residential area, whose denizens love its off-the-beaten path feel, its excellent schools, and its accessibility to I-95 and the Metro North. 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. 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 in Old Greenwich 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.

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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, Manhattan-bound 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 daycare 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 Palmers 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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COMMODORE TYSON Together with 10 friends, yachtsman George I. Tyson, the wealthy head of the American News Company and a summer resident of Riverside, founded the Riverside Yacht Club in 1888 near the entrance of the Mianus River. He would be the first commodore of what would become the second oldest yacht club in Connecticut and eighth on Long Island Sound. 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.

AMASA MARKS Around 1872, the well-heeled businessman Amasa Abraham Marks bought 100 acres of farmland in Riverside in order to create a willow plantation to supply his New York City factory that made artificial limbs for Civil War veterans. His Victorian mansion has stood proudly on Willowmere Circle since 1889.


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OLD GREENWICH IS THE OLDEST OF THE

Avenue. Here, you’ll find clothing and home

hamlets that comprise the town of Greenwich.

furnishings stores, chic but casual restaurants

But don’t let its name fool you. With a bustling

and coffee shops (two with on-site roasting), a

shopping and dining scene, proximity to Long

florist, neighborhood hardware store and a new

Island Sound and numerous options for outdoor

craft butcher shop. One of the most popular

fun, the community’s hip, beachy vibe and small-

draws is the RUMMAGE ROOM, a thrift boutique

town charm attract a lively mix of residents,

operated by the Women’s Fellowship of the

from young families to empty nesters.

First Congregational Church. Here you’ll find

Founded in 1640, the present-day

a wonderful selection of gently used furniture

community of about 6,600 residents has

and clothing, as well as seasonal items such as

undergone several name changes during its

Halloween costumes and sporting gear.

history, from Greenwich to Old Town to Sound

Old Greenwich is a kid-friendly hamlet,

Beach. In 1930, the name was changed once

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

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

shopowners keep water bowls outside, and

Like Cos Cob, its neighbor to the west,

some have a steady supply of dog treats inside.

Old Greenwich started life as a farming

Every December, the business district dresses

community. In the mid-nineteenth century it

up in its holiday best for the First Light Festival,

morphed into a popular beach resort for heat-

kicking off the winter season. The celebration

weary New Yorkers. In those days, overnight

includes wine tastings, carolers, horse-drawn

guests would arrive at the small train station

sleigh rides, hot chocolate and live music.

(today listed on the National Register of

Unlike the backcountry, with its four-acre

Historic Places) and hop the trolley, which

zoning, or in nearby Riverside, land is at a

ran down Sound Beach Avenue bound for

premium here. Lots are typically less than a

one of the numerous shorefront inns and the

half-acre, so houses are built close together,

beaches of TOD’S POINT, site of the grand Innis

leading to a neighborly feel. In recent years,

Arden estate of financier J. Kennedy Tod.

the town has made an effort to build sidewalks

(He also established the INNIS ARDEN GOLF

on busy thoroughfares; during the school

COURSE in 1899. The gates once marking his

year, you’ll see scores of kids walking to OLD

estate entrance are now on club grounds.) In

GREENWICH ELEMENTARY accompanied by

1945, the town bought the 147-acre site and

their parents and dogs.

renamed it GREENWICH POINT PARK; many

Among other appealing features are the

of the original buildings have been restored,

privately run PERROT MEMORIAL LIBRARY,

and on a clear day you can see Manhattan’s

which offers programs for all ages, and the

skyscrapers from here. A hub for activity,

32-acre BINNEY PARK across the street. There’s

the park features a sandy beach and placid,

a duck pond ringed by rhododendrons and

toddler-friendly surf, a seaside education

hemlocks, and several stone bridges that

center, the OLD GREENWICH YACHT CLUB,

span a meandering stream. The pretty park

walking trails and two concession stands.

routinely serves as the backdrop for wedding

Though Old Greenwich spans both sides

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photos. There are four tennis courts, two

of I-95 and includes a stretch of the busy

baseball diamonds, swings and play areas.

Post Road with restaurants, yoga studios and

In summer, the town hosts a Fourth of July

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GREENWICH POINT In 1884, the banker J. Kennedy Tod turned what is now Greenwich Point Park into a magnificent waterfront estate he called Innis Arden, allowing local residents access to its sandy beaches and golf course. Since he had no heirs, he willed the 148.5-acre property to the Presbyterian Hospital of New York, and in 1944, hospital trustees sold it to the town of Greenwich for $550,000. BINNEY PARK Activist Edwin Binney, who invented Crayola crayons in 1903, was colorblind but not blind to the needs of the community. He provided funds to turn the swampy area opposite the First Congregational Church (founded in 1665) into a picturesque park, the longtime scene of 4th of July fireworks, model sailboat races, dogwalking and wedding pictures.

TOMAC CEMETERY Founded in 1665, Tomac Burying Ground is the town’s oldest cemetery. Close to the cove where the original settlers landed, it contains 250 graves, including those of 27 Revolutionary War veterans along with founding fathers and mothers with names like Lockwood, Husted, Mead and Ferris. Owned by the First Congregational Church, it is listed on the State Register of Historic Places.

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You know you are in Cos Cob when:

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The waterside setting blends in with chic boutiques and a rich town history.

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Cos Cob

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

QUAINT WITH STUNNING WATER VIEWS,

a chic coffeehouse, home furnishings shop

this small hamlet packs a big punch. For

and a gelateria; across the street you’ll find a

starters, there’s the Mianus River, which serves

dancewear store for all ages and a new design

as a launching pad for a variety of water

store with one-of-a-kind and custom goods.

sports—from rowing and kayaking to sailing

Not surprisingly, there are numerous dining

and fishing. There are several marinas, a

options around the village, ranging from pizza,

full-service fishing outfitter and pro shop, the

burgers and fried chicken to rustic Italian and

family-friendly WATER CLUB (members only),

Asian fusion.

and the GREENWICH ROWING CLUB, which

Cos Cob is very much a family community,

caters to student athletes and recreational

and in addition to its wonderful public library,

scullers.

a part of the town library system, there are

Cos Cob is also home to the renovated and

plenty of places for outdoor play. The nine-

expanded GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

acre COS COB PARK, which meanders along

BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE

The reimagined campus features a modern

the river’s edge, has two play areas and

glass-walled building that houses two museum

soccer fields. The LOUGHLIN PLAYGROUND

galleries as well as the BUSH-HOLLEY HOUSE,

off Stickland Road has basketball, tennis

the town’s only national historic landmark,

and paddle-tennis courts that are lighted for

and the one-time home of the Cos Cob School

nighttime games. MONTGOMERY PARK is a

of American Impressionism. Here, such

30-acre wooded preserve off Valley Road (not

renowned artists as Childe Hassam, Elmer

far from Central Middle School) with the

MacRae and John Twachtman painted en

remnants of an extensive conifer collection

plein air, capturing the bucolic setting and its

assembled by the late Colonel Montgomery. It

inhabitants.

is also home to the town’s own greenhouse and

Recognized as the home of American Impressionism, the Bush-Holley House (c. 1728) on Strickland Road was once a boarding house and studio for such renowned artists as Henry Twachtman, Elmer McRae and Childe Hassam, together known as the Cos Cob Art Colony. This national historic landmark remains the centerpiece of what has recently became the Historical Society’s impressive new campus.

In many ways Cos Cob owes its existence to

the excellent all-volunteer GARDEN BOTANICAL

the river. Back when the farmers of Old Town

CENTER. A bit farther afield but worth the trip

(now Old Greenwich) were struggling to grow

is the MIANUS RIVER PARK, a 391-acre reserve

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

along the border of Greenwich and Stamford.

prospered as a seaport, sending produce by

In spring, when the dogwoods bloom,

ship to New York. The shipping industry

fishermen angle for trout in the fast-flowing

declined in the mid-1800s with the advent of

current. In summer, the park is a magnet for

the railroad and then ceased altogether in the

walkers, joggers and mountain bikers. Many

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

of the main trails are flat enough and wide

water remains to this day.

enough for strollers, so it’s not unusual to

A bit inland, busy East Putnam Avenue runs straight through the town’s commercial

ERNEST THOMPSON SETON In 1902, Ernest Thompson Seton, author and wildlife artist, 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 would become a founder of the Boy Scouts of America.

see entire families out for leisurely strolls on sunny days.

VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY Since 1922, the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Company has been a landmark on the Post Road. It’s come a long way from the Mianus Ladder & Hose Company, which in 1900 could take pride in owning the first automotive pumper built at Mianus Boatworks.

hub, with residential neighborhoods on both sides. Over the past few years, Cos Cob has transformed into a mini-mecca of artisanal goodies and home design boutiques. Within a one-block section you’ll find a gourmet cheese CONTRIBUTED

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Central Greenwich

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

BOTH SOPHISTICATED AND SPORTY,

distance of Greenwich Avenue. It offers

the area referrerd to as Central Greenwich

new homeowners the best of all worlds: a

has come a long way since it got its start as

diverse landscape, easy access to the town’s

a farming community in the seventeenth

celebrated cultural and recreational activities,

century. In 1686, Native Americans traded the

and proximity to a multitude of shops and

tract of land between the Byram and Mianus

restaurants. The downtown area comprises name-brand

This spit of land that juts out into the Sound

stores and smaller independent boutiques,

off Field Point Road was called Horseneck

as well as sundry restaurants, coffee shops,

because it served as pastureland for horses

bakeries, gelaterias and juice bars. Here,

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

too, are cultural landmarks, such as the

town’s principal farming area and supplied

BRUCE MUSEUM, which has embarked on a

produce to New York City. The arrivals of the

multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion,

railroad in the 1800s brought a name change

the GREENWICH LIBRARY, JULIAN CURTISS

and with it a new source of revenue: tourists.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TOWN HALL, the

By the twentieth century the subdivisions

GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL, the YMCA, YWCA,

created throughout the area had melded into

even WHOLE FOODS. Clearly there’s a lot to

distinct neighborhoods within the larger

see and do, but be forewarned: One of the

Greenwich community. Among them were

town’s most beloved traditions has been the

MILBROOK, a residential enclave of Tudor

presence of uniformed cops directing traffic at

homes and a private nine-hole golf club tucked

the intersections along Greenwich Ave. It’s a

off Route 1; BELLE HAVEN, a gated waterfront

foolproof way to distinguish between residents

community with its own yacht club; and FIELD

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

POINT PARK, also the site of a race track for

officer’s permission to cross.

seasonal entertainment. By the mid-1950s Greenwich had become a

Cross! Here is Jim Fahey in 1910, an early predecessor of the police officers who still direct traffic on the Avenue, a Greenwich tradition. Starting with a night watchman in 1854, the Avenue has changed with the appearance of automobiles, then trolleys and buses, and from two-way to one-way parking, but our traffic cops have always been on duty.

At the end of the Avenue, on the far side of the train station, Greenwich Harbor is

desirable bedroom community for Wall Street

home to a luxury hotel and restaurant—THE

and Madison Avenue executives, and many of

DELAMAR—which attracts a lively after-work

the town’s support workers lived in the modest

drinks crowd. From Memorial Day to Labor

dwellings that lined Mason and Milbank

Day the ferries depart several times a day

Avenues. To meet the growing popularity of

from the docks, bound for ISLAND BEACH and

in-town living, most of those homes have been

GREAT CAPTAIN’S ISLAND, town-owned parks

transformed into new construction properties

with beaches and picnic areas. Here, too, is

with all the bells and whistles necessary for

ROGER SHERMAN BALDWIN PARK, a waterfront

modern life. Other sought-after neighborhoods

green space that hosts several major events

include MEAD POINT, MAHER AVENUE (a very

every year, including the Memorial Day kickoff

busy location for trick-or-treating

to the Greenwich Town Party, the Concours

on Halloween) and ROCK RIDGE off Zaccheus

d’Elegance car show in May and Adopt-a-Dog’s

Mead Lane.

Puttin’ on the Dogs and Cats, Too festival in

Today, Central Greenwich has it all, from

GREENWICH POLICE DEPARTMENT

September.

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BRUCE MUSEUM In 1908 Robert Moffatt Bruce, a wealthy textile merchant, deeded his land and mansion overlooking the Sound to the town for an art, natural science and history museum. Today it attracts 90,000 visitors a year, is considered a top regional museum and, with a $60-million expansion now underway, it will more than double its size and become more prestigious than ever.

GREENWICH LIBRARY In 1917, the town appropriated $1,000 to keep afloat a small book-lending center and reading room on Greenwich Avenue where Saks is now. From this humble beginning came our outstanding Greenwich Library on West Putnam. With its branches, the library boasts 10.3 visits annually per capita, more than any other Connecticut municipality. It once received the largest bequest given a community library ($25 million) and is undergoing yet another major expansion.

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rivers for just 30 acres of planting ground.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you’re in Central Greenwich when:

APPLE STORE BY JULIE BIDWELL; THE DELAMAR BY VENERA ALEXANDROVA; BELLE HAVEN GARDEN BY HULYA KOLABAS

You’re able to stroll down the bustling Avenue, while still accessing beautiful green space and town beaches.

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THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you’re in the Backcountry when:

STACY BASS; JULIE BIDWELL; JACEK DOLATA

A classic Connecticut landscape comes into view, with stone walls, parklands, horse pastures and grand estates.

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THE FACES OF GREENWICH

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

AMONG THE MANY CHARACTERISTICS

geography. Four-acre zoning is the rule in

that set Greenwich apart from its suburban

most of the backcountry, while one and two-

counterparts, is the breathtakingly beautiful—

acre zoning is most common in mid-country.

and classic Connecticut—landscape. Travel a

Thanks to the preservation efforts of the

few minutes from downtown, and the scenery

GREENWICH LAND TRUST and the generosity

changes dramatically: winding tree-lined

of a number of Greenwich property owners,

roads, rivers, lakes and ponds, centuries-

there is still a large amount of open space

old stone walls, white-fenced pastures with

remaining. So much so that, against all odds,

grazing horses. This bucolic area, known

the 106-year-old GREENWICH RIDING & TRAILS

as backcountry Greenwich, sits north of

ASSOCIATION, a group of horse enthusiasts,

the Merritt Parkway and is bordered by

has managed to maintain a network of 150-

Westchester County to the west and north,

plus miles of riding trails. And though the

and Stamford to the east. Here is where many

stables at Round Hill are long gone, scores of

of the town’s golf clubs and parklands are

horse-crazy girls still learn to ride at KELSEY’S

located, including the Audubon Center with

FARM at the top of Lake Avenue, just as they

its superb Kimberlin Nature Center, and the

have done for decades. The backcountry is also

300-acre Babcock Nature Preserve with bridle

home to the GREENWICH POLO CLUB, which

paths and hiking trails. Meanwhile, for those

organizes top-level competitions throughout

who want to be closer to downtown and local

the summer. Also on the grounds is the

schools, mid-country is the term coined for

BRANT FOUNDATION ART AND STUDY CENTER,

the area that lies south of the Merritt Parkway,

which specializes in work by contemporary

and encompasses residential neighborhoods

artists. Pony club, hunter paces and the iconic

such as Deer Park and Khakum Wood. It

Greenwich Horse Show are still an important

is also home to the venerable Sam Bridge

part of the Greenwich scene.

Nursery & Greenhouses on North Street, a

Farther up North Street, the tidy burg

family-owned business that dates to 1930.

of Banksville straddles the New York state

The town’s story begins in the late nineteenth

line. Settled in 1700, Banksville was a quiet

and early twentieth centuries, when, thanks to

farming community for nearly 200 years. In

the railroad, Greenwich became a magnet for

1904 Edmund Converse, the founder of U.S.

some of the country’s wealthiest industrialists

Steel, acquired more than 1,000 acres to create

and financiers. They scooped up large plots of

Greenwich’s greatest estate, with 40 buildings

land to build grand estates, some on the water,

and a staff of 200. Farming operations

others spread throughout what would later

continued until 1960. In the 1980s, the land

become known as the backcountry and mid-

was sold to the CONYERS FARM PARTNERSHIP

country. Many of those original mansions have

and subdivided into 60 lots, each with a 10-

been destroyed; two that remain are Dunnellen

acre minimum. Conyers Farm has since been

Hall, once home to Leona and Harry Helmsley,

home to well-known residents who enjoy the

and Old Mill Farm, a former home of Mel

privacy afforded by the zoning restrictions.

Gibson. In most cases, though, the land where

There are no restaurants or shops in the

the mansions stood has been divided up to

backcountry, but there are several nurseries,

make way for more modern dwellings.

as well as a small market, café and new fitness

Today, mid-country and the backcountry comprise nearly two-thirds of the town’s

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GREENWICH RIDING & TRAILS With 150 miles of marked paths, some dating back to the Revolutionary War, Greenwich has been a special place for horselovers, including Alva Gimbel shown jumping sidesaddle in the ’30s; and for the past 105 years, GRTA volunteers have worked hard to preserve the bridle trails and open space, educate landowners and organize horse shows, Hunt Balls and other popular events. MERRITT PARKWAY Winding through 37 pastoral miles in Fairfield County, the Merritt Parkway has complemented our backcountry beauty with its handsome Art Deco bridges and bypasses for 80 years. No trucks, no billboards, no commercial buildings. And led by Peter Malkin of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy, we plan to keep it that way.

PETITE TRIANON DEUX On North Street is Northway, built between 1910-1913 by Laura Robinson, the young heiress to the Goodyear Tire and Diamond Match fortunes, who got permission from France to copy the 18th-century chateau at Versailles. A later owner, Rene Anselmo, a satellite communications entrepreneur, beautified Greenwich by outlawing “For sale” signs and planting thousands of daffodils on North Street.


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

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

BYRAM, A TINY SPIT OF LAND JUTTING from the state’s westernmost boundary and

traditional fare for more than three decades.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Just across the river, foodies gravitate to an

just across the Mill River Bridge from Port

array of offerings from Mexican to Peruvian

Chester, New York, has revitalized dramatically

to Spanish cuisine. (Don’t miss THE KNEADED

over the past decade. Manhattan transplants

BREAD bakery.) Down the street on Willett

and young families have discovered its hipster

Avenue, an outpost of the stylish tacqueria

charm and diverse housing options, many

BARTACO features a prime riverfront setting.

of which are within easy walking distance of

THE CAPITOL THEATRE on Westchester Avenue

shops, restaurants and nightlife on both sides

showcases the biggest names in the music

of the river. Like the rest of Greenwich, Byram

industry, as well as supporting local bands.

has a rich history. Tucked into the southwest

The BYRAM SHUBERT LIBRARY, now in its

corner of town and edged by the Byram River

seventh location since its original founding in

and Long Island Sound, it was first settled in

1931, is a curvilinear modern building with

1660 by Thomas Lyon. It has been known by

a variety of enrichment programs for kids

QUARRIES

many names over the years, including Lyon’s

and adults. And here’s more good news for

Point, New Lebanon, Meadville and even East

parents of school-age kids: The community’s

Port Chester. Prior to World War II, residents

new elementary school opened a year ago.

in this densely populated neighborhood

One of four elementary magnet schools in

(approximately one square mile) benefitted

Greenwich, the “green” school is designed

from jobs produced by the Abendroth

to serve 374 students from pre-K to fifth

Brothers Foundary, which made stoves and

grade. In additon to 21 classrooms, it features

pots. After the war, the area suffered an

a centrally located learning commons,

economic downturn when the factory closed.

adaptable furniture and state-of-the-art

The turnaround has been significant, as the

technology, among other things.

From the 1800s on, stonemasons flocked to the area to be near the Byram quarries, which supplied the bluestone for the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, along with St. Roch’s Church and the tower on Shell Island. You can still see the steep sides of a quarry in Byram Shore Park.

neighborhood has been transformed by a new

The 30-acre BYRAM SHORE AND ROSENWALD

generation of home-buyers. Though it is not

PARK is a manicured green space, with

served directly by Metro-North’s New Haven

beautifully tended flower beds, that hugs

line, commuters catch trains in Port Chester.

the Sound. It was built over the remains of

Waterfront estates with gated entrances and

a bluestone quarry. Here you will find tennis

unimpeded views of Long Island Sound stretch

courts, a snug beach, boat slips, play areas

along picturesque Byram Shore Road, while

and a new community pool with dedicated lap

more modest homes edge the inlets that feed

lanes, a cardio exercise area, pool for young

into the Byram River and the sidewalk-lined

children, splash pad and modern snack bar.

blocks that fan out from the village center. Restaurateurs have discovered the appeal

SHELL ISLAND TOWER The 60-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.

There are docks along the Byram River, where a local landmark—RUDY’S TACKLE

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

BARN—has been selling fishing equipment for

popular BURGER, SHAKES & FRIES opened nearly

more than a century. The DOROTHY HAMILL

a decade ago and continues to serve a hearty

SKATING RINK on Sherman Avenue, named

lunch crowd; CHAR offers a river view from its

for the Greenwich native and Olympic gold

perch on Water Street. Also on Water Street,

medalist, offers ice-skating and figure-skating

FAMOUS GREEK KITCHEN has been serving

programs.

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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.

CONTRIBUTED

Byram


THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you are in Byram when:

JULIE BIDWELL

You can explore Byram Park, the family-friendly library or quaint walkways connecting shops and restaurants.

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THE FACES OF GREENWICH

You know you are in Glenville when:

JULIE BIDWELL

You enter a bucolic hamlet with a mill-town past and welcoming, neighborhood atmosphere.

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THE FACES OF GREENWICH

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

A FORMER MILL TOWN, THIS SMALL

outdoor dining terraces, office space,

HAMLET on the western side of Greenwich

condominiums, and the original branch of

shares a border with Westchester and

one of Fairfield County’s most successful yoga

provides easy access to King Street, the

studio franchises. With its scenic millpond

Merritt Parkways and—most of all—

and waterfall, this area is a lovely spot for

Westchester County Airport. Largely

an afternoon stroll or picnic lunch. Among

residential in feel, despite its industrial past,

the notable features on display in the town’s

the area derives its name from its distinctive

historic district are examples of Romanesque

topography—a central, winding valley

Revival, Queen Anne, Georgian Revival and

running in an east-west direction and the

Italianate architecture.

steep-sided Byram River, which runs north-

In addition to its strategic location, part of

south. This glen and steep, partially wooded

the community’s appeal is its low-key vibe,

hills provides a natural route for Glenville

which attracts first-time homebuyers who

Road, the area’s principal thoroughfare,

are looking for a neighborhood feel. A small,

which leads to downtown Greenwich two

commercial block houses one of the town’s

miles away.

most beloved restaurants: REBECCA’S, whose

In 1774, Baptist settlers founded the tiny

innovative New American cuisine attracts a

mill town, establishing their church by the

loyal lunch and dinner crowd. There is also

Byram River. Back then, Glenville was called

a small retail center with a grocery store,

Sherwood’s Bridge, named for the viaduct that

dry cleaner, bank and, of course, a pizzeria.

spans the Byram River and honors one of the

A little farther afield, on West Putnam

area’s earliest residents. The river’s powerful

Avenue, the New York City-based CITARELLA

falls were first harnessed in 1718 with the

opened its first Greenwich outpost in 2015.

opening of a gristmill and a sawmill. Industrial

The largest of its seven gourmet markets,

activity picked up in 1814 with the opening of

this branch has a wine store next-door. The

the Byram Manufacturing Company, which

Western GREENWICH CIVIC CENTER is also in

produced woolens. The company changed

Glenville; its 10 acres of parkland include

hands several times before becoming the

two ball fields, a playground and the white-

Hawthorne Mill Company and, eventually,

columned Georgian brick building—the

the AMERICAN FELT COMPANY at the turn of

former school—is now a gathering spot

the twentieth century. The mill turned out the

for the community. Nearby, the 44-acre

majority of felt for hats made in the United

Pemberwick Park has places for basketball,

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

baseball and soccer fields, and tennis courts.

area was renamed Glenville in the nineteenth

The current elementary school—still referred

century, because from the top of any hill in

to as the new school—moved to its present

the area a person could see down to Glenville

location on Riversville Road in 1975; it

Road. The town was placed on the National

underwent a major renovation and re-opened

Register of Historic Places in 2007.

with modern amenities in 2009.

After lying dormant for several decades, the American Felt Company’s historic Gothic CONTRIBUTED

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Revival brick building was renovated. It’s now home to two restaurants, each with

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EDMUND C. CONVERSE In 1904, Edmund Converse, founder of U.S. Steel, built Conyers Manor, a profitable estate that sold tons of produce and dairy products and employed a large number of townspeople. By 1913, he owned 1,330 acres. Conyers Farm is now the site of 60 lovely homes that have been owned by celebrated residents such as Ron Howard, Allan Huston and David Stockman. AMERICAN FELT COMPANY In 1899, a mill by the waterfall 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-1970s when it was converted into a complex for shops and restaurants.

GLENVILLE SCHOOL Dating back to 1756, Glenville’s one-room schoolhouse served the community around the gristmill; by 1882, it was a two-story brick building serving mostly Irish immigrants who worked in the textile mill; and on Pemberwick Road in the 1920s architect James O. Betelle designed a Georgian Revival-style school that became the Western Civic Center in 1975.


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Christina Tracy and Associates

2 Northside Piers Suite 25D Brooklyn, NY 917-488-5315

CT Waterfront Properties

991 Post Road East Westport, CT 203-341-0100

Curzon Real Estate

200 Greenwich Avenue 3rd Floor Greenwich, CT 203-343-0141

Classiques Modernes Int’l Realty

ERA Insite Realty Services

1177 High Ridge Road Suite 128 Stamford, CT 203-353-9277

24 Sound View Drive Greenwich, CT 203-940-5000

45 Downs Avenue Stamford, CT 203-325-8481

CSD Select Homes, LLC

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

54 West 40th Street New York, NY 212-920-1868

5 Putnam Hill Greenwich, CT 203-912-7213

Dawn Frattaroli 25 Angelus Drive Greenwich, CT 203-570-3317

Debek Real Estate Services, LLC

461 Sky Top Drive Fairfield, CT 203-372-9992

Dempsey Appraisal-CT, Inc. 112 Prospect Street 3rd Floor Stamford, CT 203-967-3852

DJK Residential, LLC

120 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 203-272-8282

DMK Real Estate, LLC 123 West Avenue Darien, CT 203-228-0646

Douglas Ellimans of Connecticut, LLC 88 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-622-4900

Edwards and Associates

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

Elk Homes Realty, LLC

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

Equity Appraisals, LLC 41 Virginia Court Ridgefield, CT 203-438-6100

600 North Broadway White Plains, NY 914-949-9600

777 Westchester Avenue, Suite 400 White Plains, NY 914-712-6330

Estately, Inc. P.O. Box 23181 Seattle, WA 206-624-1372

Executive Real Estate

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

eXp Realty of Connecticut, LLC 15 North Main Street Suite 100 West Hartford, CT 866-828-3951

First Equity RE and Appraisals 929 White Plains Road #363 Trumbull, CT 203-929-4925

First Greenwich Realty, LLC

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

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

Global Real Estate Network LLC

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

GoodLife Real Estate of Connecticut, LLC 2 Overhill Road Scarsdale, NY 914-713-8912

Granite Realty/ Affiliated Appr

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


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REALTORS® Greenwich Blue Chip Properties

Highland Appraisals, LLC

J. Boyles Appraisals, LLC

Greenwich CT Properties, LLC

HJL Realty, LLC

J. Herman R.E. Buyer’s Rep.

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

P.O. Box 192 Cos Cob, CT 203-273-1759

Greenwich CT Luxury Real Estate

500 W. Putnam Avenue Suite 400 Greenwich, CT 203-542-7286

Greenwich Custom Real Estate 22 Tomac Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 203-698-4444

Greenwich Estates, Ltd.

27 Stemway Road Trumbull, CT 203-268-9580 401 Blake Street New Haven, CT 203-387-5728

Hoffman International Properties, LLC 500 West Putnam Avenue, Suite 400 Greenwich, CT 203-325-1281

Home Buyers Marketing II

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

Houlihan & O’Malley R.E. Services

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

133 Parkway Road Bronxville, NY 914-337-7888

Greenwich Great Estates, LLC

Houlihan Lawrence

31 Brookside Drive Greenwich, CT 203-921-5992

Greenwich Land Co., Inc.

28 Lafayette Place Greenwich, CT 203-625-0234

Greenwich Real Estate Svcs, LLC 46 Sinawoy Road Cos Cob, CT 203-552-1625

Greenwich Realty Group, LLC 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

17 Wilmot Lane Riverside, CT 203-698-1234

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

Houlihan Lawrence, Inc. (Kelly)

12 Wilton Hills Wilton, CT 203-515-0909

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

Independent Appraisers

25 Barrows Terrace Stratford, CT 203-378-3664

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

Jane Margolis Real Estate

Kurt C. Stoffel Appraiser

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

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

JDS Real Estate Services, Inc.

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

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

L. M. Sepso Appraisal Assoc., LLC

Joan Bobrow Realty

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

937 King Street Greenwich, CT 203-531-1514

Joseph Anania R.E. Appraisers

Larry Kelly Appraisal Srvc, LLC

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

60 Bowman Drive Greenwich, CT 203-249-9890

Lasko Real Estate, LLC

945 Long Ridge Road Stamford, CT 203-322-4750

JTM Realty, LLC 445 West Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-52-0912

Laurel Properties 56 Westcott Road Stamford, CT 914-450-5102

Kam-Ross Realty, LLC

Lockwood and Mead Real Estate

1074 Hope Street Stamford, CT 203-550-2051

30 Wildwood Drive Greenwich, CT 203-930-2880

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

Long Hill Associates

Keller Williams NY Realty

Lutley and Duchene, LLC

Intriguing Realty, LLC

Iron Gates Realty

Keller Williams Prestige Properties

29 Summit Place Stamford, CT 203-355-9536

1129 Post Road Fairfield, CT 203-259-9500

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

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

99 Dingletown Road Greenwich, CT 203-252-7400

Kerin and Fazio, LLC

J. Philip Real Estate, LLC

Joseph Zarrilli

Hunter Realty Group

126 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull, CT 203-459-4663

P.O. Box 667 Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-1724

House of Maxx Real Estate

22 Barlow Place Fairfield, CT 203-667-7416

Keller Williams Realty Partners

J. M. Appraisal, Inc.

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

HOUSE Real Estate LLC

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

772 Farmington Avene Farmington, CT 860-674-0345

41 Vesper Street Fairfield, CT 203-334-6233

9 River Road Cos Cob, CT 203-973-7250

Keller Williams Prestige Properties

39 Edinburg Lane Trumbull, CT 203-374-5687

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

Lutter Appraisal Services

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

171 Redding Road Redding, CT 203-216-7283

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

M. H. Heaven Real Estate, LLC 15 Doubling Road Greenwich, CT 203-629-9499

Marilyn Secord 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

Metro Realty Associates, LLC

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

Michael B Gold Assoc. Inc.

10 Dogwood Lane Wilton, CT 203-226-3343

Michael F. Preneta P.O. Box 604 Wallingford, CT 203-269-8777

Michael Russo

470 Atlantic Avenue 4th Floor Boston, MA 855-537-7325

Miha Zajec

75 Orchard Drive Greenwich, CT 203-253-0636

Millbrook Partners, LLC

25 Rachelle Avenue Stamford, CT 203-912-5558

Miller Appraisal, LLC

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

Miller Samuel, Inc. 21 West 38th Street 15th Floor New York, NY 212-768-8100

Milligan Realty.Com

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

Mizak Appraisal Group, LLC 37 Killian Avenue Trumbull, CT 203-268-4978

Modern Day Real Estate

482 Summer Street Suite 5 Stamford, CT 203-408-3001

Morales Real Estate Associates P.O. Box 2124 Norwalk, CT 203-849-1014

Morelli Appraisal Services

20 Carver Road Wellesley, MA 908-766-4057

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

Nestbux, LLC

40 Byram Shore Road Greenwich, CT 646-319-0568

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

New York Cosmopolitan Realty 2 Overhill Road #400 Scarsdale, NY 646-202-1860

Newbridge International Realty

225 Bedford Street Stamford, CT 203-324-1300

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

Ojo Homes, LLC

5323 Millenia Lakes Blvd. Suite 300 PMB 3 0lando, FL 407-761-9899

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

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

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


REALTORS ® 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

Plaza Realty and Management Corp 1010 Hope Street Stamford, CT 203-653-6535

26 Prospect Drive Greenwich, CT 203-869-2010

Real Estate of Life

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

Realty Holdings USA, Inc. 51 Harold Street Cos Cob, CT 203-244-9694

Realty J. One

215 Harrison Avenue Harrison, NY 914-835-3333

Red Bell Real Estate

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

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

Precision Appraisers, LLC

Red Canoe Realty, LLC

Portunes, LLC

123 Skyview Drive Stamford, CT 203-273-2169

200 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-661-3681

PremieR Real Estate

Redfin Corporation

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

Prevu Real Estate, LLC

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

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

PrimeSites, Inc.

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

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

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

RCH Realty, LLC

Richard Harnedy

Ridge Realty Dev Group, LLC

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

Rosabella Realty Management Co. 388 Westchester Avenue Port Chester, NY 914-939-5588

Rye Port Real Estate

1 Kensett Lane Darien, CT 203-957-3388

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

RE/MAX Heritage

S.E.L. Realty, LLC

20 Saugatuck Avenue Westport, CT 203-254-7555

1011 Hope Street #2C Stamford, CT 860-837-0334

The Buyer’s Representative

772 Farmington Avenue Farmington, CT 203-637-3200

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

The Higgins Group

Shoen Realty, Inc.

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

32 High Street Rye, NY 203-861-2525

The Higgins Group (ST/GR Regional)

Silver Pine Real Estate, LLC

1055 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT 203-658-8282

35 Signal Hill Road Wilton, CT 203-451-6622

The Riverside Realty Group

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

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

Sotheby’s International Realty

The Suburban Jungle, Inc.

135 East 57th Street 16th Floor New York, NY 917-412-1007

One Pickwick Plaza Greenwich, CT 203-869-4343

Stetson Real Estate

The William Paul Appraisal Group

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

Sumitomo Real Estate Sales, Inc.

Review Ready eValuation

1055 Summer Street Stamford, CT 203-569-1996

Shelby’s Realty Services

Relo Redac, Inc.

Primequity/ Cadre Group

The Brocor Group

36 Arcadia Road Old Greenwich, CT 203-644-4663

Steve Wall Realty

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

Property Appraisal Services, Inc.

Sharon Giglio, Broker

157 Church Street 19th Floor New Haven, CT 203-910-9797

575 Fifth Avenue 14th Floor New York, NY 646-603-6868

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

VENERA ALEXANDROVA

Real Estate Appraisal Associates

7-11 South Broadway Suite 216 White Plains, NY 914-493-0300

794 North Street Greenwich, CT 203-252-9806

Touchstone Realty Group

73 Godfrey Road Fairfield, CT 203-451-6262

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

Town Green Real Estate

40 Station Road Redding, CT 203-770-4380

Sunbelt Sales & Development Corp 290 Harbor Drive C/O Workpoint Stamford, CT 914-262-1340

Town of Greenwich Assessor’s Office 101 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-622-7888

Susan Slotnick

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

TREC Realty, LLC

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

Sutliffe Associates

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

Sutton Properties

87 Greenwich Avenue Greenwich, CT 203-661-5226

Tessera Properties 111 Saddle Hill Road Stamford, CT 917-399-3689

The Avenue Realty, LLC

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

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

Urban Connections Realty Corp.

39 Whitmore Lane Stamford, CT 203-496-0896

U. S. Asset Realty 611 Access Road Stratford, CT 800-913-1936

Van Hoesen Realty Corp.

92 Brookside Drive Greenwich, CT 203-629-6294

Vanderbilt Appraisal Co.

770 Lexington Avenue 7th Floor New York, NY 212-546-1073

Weichert Madison & Post Real Estate

60 Long Ridge Road Suite 408 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

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

William Raveis Real Estate

189 Sound Beach Avenue Old Greenwich, CT 203-637-4324

William Raveis Real Estate

45 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 203-869-9263

William Raveis Real Estate, Inc

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

White Wood Appraisals

Xome CT, LLC

10 New King Street Suite 120 West Harrison, NY 914-358-9100

750 Highway 121 Bypass, Suite 100 Lewisville, TX 949-397-4633

Whitman Associates

Yellowbrick Real Estate, LLC

10 Greenwich Hills Greenwich, CT 203-681-2499

66 Broad Street Stamford, CT 203-445-6949


41.0262° N

73.6282° W

GREENWICH BY THE NUMBERS LOCAL RESIDENTS

EDUCATION

TOWN AMENITIES

Top 3 Reasons to Move Here:

93%

32

1

of the GHS class of 2019 was college-bound

Excellent Schools (both public & private)

1640 Greenwich was settled

1903

Greenwich Avenue was paved with soft yellow stones and dubbed the “Yellow Brick Road.”

67.2

square miles: the total area of the town

2

1,800

Reasonable Property Taxes

3

elevation at Round Hill, a lookout point for the ContinentalArmy during the American Revolution

5

number of architectural styles that date from the late 1800s to early 1900s in downtown historic district

2

islands serviced by town ferries

annual programs at Greenwich Library, ranked one of America’s top libraries by Library Journal

Proximity to NYC (Based on member survey from Greenwich Association of REALTORS®)

30

62,000+

preschools are located in town, a broad selection for young families

estimated population in 2019 REAL ESTATE & FINANCE

GLOBAL FACT

550 feet

miles of shoreline

$144,300

1946

Median Household Income

$285,000

Year backcountry Greenwich was in the running as a potential site for the United Nations

Lowest asking/selling price

$18,600,000

Highest asking/selling price

$1,866,666

RICH & FAMOUS

7

Median price of a Greenwich home TOP RANKING

1

Ranked no.

number of residents who made the Forbes wealthiest Americans list in 2019

Safest City in CT for 2019 (According to safehome.org)

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

17.2

acres is the size of Great Captain Island, the southernmost point of land in New England.

1

public golf course

36

tennis courts

1,000+ acres of open space

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