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Living In: Greenwich


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Living in Greenwich, Connecticut, is not only for the mega-rich. Yes, this beautiful town on the state's Gold Coast has become synonymous with massive estates and magnificent stone mansions, but Greenwich is large enough--a population of more than 62,000, spread out across nearly 50 square miles (another 19 square miles of water falls within the town's borders)--to support a range of housing options. Located in Fairfield county, in the southwestern-most part of Connecticut, Greenwich is bounded to the north and west by New York's Westchester County (and towns including Bedford, Armonk, Purchase, and Rye Brook); to the south by the Long Island Sound, and to the east by the city of Stamford. Greenwich is divided into numerous established neighborhoods, including such familiar communities as Cos Cob (home of a famous Impressionism art colony in the late 19th century), Round Hill (a lookout point during the Revolutionary War, and from which you can see the New York City skyline), Old Greenwich (sometimes called Sound Beach), Riverside, and the Fourth Ward (featuring scores of historic homes, dating as far back as the Greek Revival John Knapp House from 1837). Given its location on the Sound, it's no surprise that much of living in Greenwich involves water-based recreation, whether sailing, boating, or just lounging on one of the town's four separate beaches. Greenwich is very much a family-based suburban community, and many of its public schools rank among the best in the state. Commuters to New York City (about 75 minutes away) enjoy easy access to the New Haven line on Metro-North Railroad, with four stations at Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside, and Old Greenwich.

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  • Bridges School
  • Brunswick School
  • Central Middle School
  • Cos Cob School
  • Eastern Middle School
  • Greenwich Academy
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • Greenwich High School
  • Haithcock School
  • Havenmeyer School (Historical)
  • North Mianus School
  • North Street School
  • Old Greenwich School
  • Parkway School
  • Riverside School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Whitby School

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