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The Town of Greenwich offers a wide variety of lifestyles and living spaces to choose from…quiet or busy, seacoast or woodland, townhouse or country estate. Greenwich has distinctive neighborhoods and villages which focus on Long Island Sound, the elegant downtown area, or the lakes and rolling hills of the Greenwich countryside.
Along the Sound
◾Byram is the first neighborhood you see as you travel from Port Chester, NY into Connecticut. It is characteristic of many New England seacoast towns with older homes and close-knit family neighborhoods, new-build elegant condominium clusters, and popular Byram Beach.
◾Belle Haven is next, a beautiful peninsula that extends into Long Island Sound. Bounded by Byram Harbor and Greenwich Harbor, Belle Haven is famed for its private streets and elegant coastal homes.
◾Following I-95 east takes you to Greenwich Harbor, with the train station, commuting pulse for thousands of residents, as well as the yacht clubs, harbor-based condos, and ferry slips for day trips to the town-owned islands.
◾Traveling east along the Sound we find the seacoast hamlet of Cos Cob, with a mini-town center, quaint shops, compact neighborhoods with multifamily houses, and long windy streets like Cat Rock and Cognewaugh.
◾Further east we find Riverside and North Mianus, well named for the Mianus River which traces from the glacial hills all the way to Long Island Sound.
◾Last is the picturesque village of Old Greenwich with its sailboats and Hyannis feel, and the pristine beauty of its isolated long thin stretch of beach, the erstwhile “Elizabeth’s neck” and “Tod’s Point” today.
◾Downtown Greenwich is legendary in Fairfield County, with renovated Victorian homes, brick-and-stone apartment buildings reminiscent of the Upper West Side, and shopping that includes Madison Avenue giants and tiny boutiques.
◾Slightly to the north, we have the villages of Rock Ridge, Pemberwick, and Glenville, extensions of downtown yet charming villages with their own personalities and dedicated multigenerational residents.
Inland and Back Country
◾Further north we find Riversville and Quaker Ridge, named for the Byram River and the glacial ridges that give shape and grandeur to the winding tree-lined streets.
◾Furthest north, we have North Greenwich, with dozens of glacial lakes and the expansive nature preserves which demonstrate the town’s dedication to preserving its natural heritage. Marked by church steeples, golf courses, and horse farms, “back country Greenwich” boasts stately mansions and breathtaking views of rolling hills and the not-too-far distant Long Island Sound.
In each of these neighborhoods you find a very different offering of rental properties, from small in-town apartments to luxury condominiums, antique carriage houses to new sprawling homes.
Higgins Group Realtors® understand Greenwich and we are here help you find what you need.