Byram Neighborhood

If you are looking for a place to live, play and raise a family in a cozy suburban area of Greenwich, You will LOVE Byram. In his state of the Town message, Peter Tesei, our First Selectman, said he felt Byram was the neighborhood to watch. It’s rising rapidly in value. Visit the brand new New Lebanon School, the gorgeous new pool in the  Byram Beach Park and the Byram Schubert Library and you will know, he is absolutely right! 

In the words of the residents:

Byram is a place with a suburban life, but it also has a whole city vibe happening about it as well.  It’s right next to Port Chester NY and so close to Manhattan which is great!

Our elementary school is brand new and designed so beautifully. My children can’t wait to go every morning. They are so lucky to be there. It’s sunny, with the latest technology and the teachers are so warm and caring.

Popular restaurants are in Byram. Folks from all over town come here to eat. We celebrated Mother’s day at Char. Our family favorite is the Famous Greek Kitchen, and when the kids are especially good, we’re off to Burgers Shakes and Fries – the Best hamburger spot in Ct.

We can walk to the Byram Beach Park. We like to play tennis and there are three courts there and the new pool is amazing. They have excellent swimming lessons! This is a huge park with a marina, lighted baseball field, playground and picnic area.

Perhaps the greatest thing about Byram is its diversity. My neighbors come from all over the world. When you are out and about, you’ll hear many different languages. So many different backgrounds and life interests. We love it!

The Byram Schubert Library is our year round favorite place to be. They have daily programs for everyone of all ages. My little one goes weekly to hear a story, sing and make crafts. I have learned to make unique international dishes and my friend is a member of the Proust Group. The library is like a neighborhood get-together place.

Where is Byram?

Byram, in the southwest corner of Greenwich  is on the New York border. It’s the first stop for those entering Ct from New York and it’s only 30 miles from Manhattan. Byram is bordered by the Byram River and Long Island Sound. Commuters often catch trains in Port Chester or if traveling by car, use I-95, exit 2 off I-95.

What kind of homes are in Byram?

Byram has a great diversity of homes. The residential streets have  colonial and pre-World War II homes many with charming front porches. The oldest house in Greenwich the Thomas Lyon house at 1 Byram Road was built in the 1600’s.

Along the pretty Byram Shore Road are many large homes, some of them are the early great estates of Greenwich. With the mix of homes in all sizes and locations, the price range for a single family home ranges from approximately $700,000 to $10 million plus.

CHECK OUT THESE BYRAM PLACES

Schools

25 Mead Avenue,  203.531.9139

https://www.greenwichschools.org/new-lebanon-school

New Lebanon just opened in 2019. It is an International Baccalaureate Magnet School for students preschool to 5th grade. The state -of-the-art building was designed to enhance personalized learning and bolster creativity. All classrooms are airy and sunlit with flexible seating and cozy small group collaboration spaces. It has noise dampening acoustics and an sophisticated built-in security system. It is the “Next Generation in Schools.”

Western Junior Highway, 203-531-5700

https://www.greenwichschools.org/western-middle-school

Greenwich Public Schools’ Western Middle School Principal Gordon Beinstein has been named the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) 2019 Middle School Principal of the Year. Western students are well prepared to enter Greenwich High School.

Sue Merz Way, 203.531.8560

https://www.greenwichct.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Dorothy-Hamill-Rink-56

On Sue Merz Way is a place where skater’s dreams come true. When Dorothy Hamill lived in Greenwich, many girls cut their hair to look just like Dorothy Hamill. Years ago we helped a young family with twins to buy a Greenwich home. We now proudly watch the famed Shibutanis skate!  Pictured on the cover of the Anderson Guide to Enjoying Greenwich CT is young skater Madeline Besgen, daughter of an Anderson Realtor.

To Feel The Flavor of Byram and Eat Good Food

302 Delavan Avenue, Byram CT, 203.531.7433

www.BurgersShakesnFries.com

Winner of the Anderson competition for the best burger in town, this small corner burger place will bring back happy childhood memories. In the tasting contest everyone felt the burger was cooked just right. They liked it being served on toast. Many feel “the french fries and onion rings are divine.” Don’t forget to order a milkshake. The reasonable prices will also please you.

Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 11:30am – 8pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30am – 9:30pm, Sunday 12pm – 3pm.

Prices: Cash only

Size: seats 20, mostly take-out.

2 South Water Street, Byram CT, 203.900.1100

www.charct.com

The owner, who also owns Dolphin and Café Hudson in Yonkers, was on a mission to fill this very large, noisy restaurant with happy diners and he has succeeded. Be sure to reserve. The makeover-barn wood, with out-of-place fancy chandeliers, is a bit dark. The many creative dishes and welcoming (unpolished) energetic staff keep us wanting to return. The large parking lot makes parking easy.

Hours: Lunch, Monday – Friday 11:45am – 2:45pm; Dinner, Monday – Thursday 5pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm, Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

Prices: Lunch entrees $13 – $26; Dinner $18 – $36; wine by the glass $9 – $16.

Size: seats 240 (100 main dining room, 40 in the bar area, 100 down stairs).

10 North Water Street, Byram CT, 203.531.6887

www.FamousGreekKitchen.com

A new generation has transformed the 33 year old “Famous Pizza & Souvlaki” into a contemporary Greek Taverna, with bold white upholstery and grey walls. John Karipide’s son Steve, a Culinary Institute graduate, has taken over the kitchen. We return regularly for salmon wrapped in phyllo, Greek platters, fish specials and, oh yes – the baklava. The whole family is there, greeting and serving and making their guests feel happy.

Hours: Lunch,  Monday – Sunday 7am – 4pm; Dinner, Monday – Saturday 4pm – 10pm, Sunday 4pm – 9pm. They will deliver within 3 miles.

Prices: Lunch, $10 – $20, Dinner entrees $20 – $40, Children’s menu $8; wine by the glass $10 – $15.

Size: seats 80.

21 St. Rochs Avenue, Byram CT, 203.622.2972

www.LittleThaiKitchen.com

A tiny jewel of a place, serving some of the best Thai cuisine outside of Bangkok, is tucked away on St. Rochs. If you don’t like your food spicy, you will have to tell them. We love their Nau Nam tok (beef salad), chili tofu, Mee Grob (Thai crispy noodles), Pad Thai noodles as well as their curries, particularly the Thai Massaman and Thai green curry. Be sure to order the fresh coconut water with your meal.

Hours: Open Monday – Thursday 11am – 9:30pm, Friday 11am – 10pm, Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm.

Prices: Lunch entrees, $9 – $13; Dinner entrees, $15 – $21; (Dinner menu is served all day Sunday); No alcohol is served, so bring your own, the corkage fee is $3.

Size: seats 26.

Some of our Favorite Byram Stores

222 Mill Street, Byram, CT, 203.532.4810

www.Greenwichgolf.com

Jacques Intriere can repair your clubs and analyze your swing to fit custom golf clubs to make you a better golfer.

Hours: Hours vary, so check before visiting.

242 South Water Street, Byram, CT, 203.531.3168

Dan Ortiz stocks all your archery, freshwater, and saltwater fishing supplies.

Summer Hours: Monday – Saturday 6am – 7pm, Sunday 6am – 4pm

242 Mill Street, Byram, CT, 203.542.0555

www.Skaterslanding.com

When you buy your skating equipment from a skating instructor like Mark Magliola, you know you are getting expert advice. This shop has everything you need for figure skating: skates, costumes, blades, and sharpening. For fittings or while-you-wait sharpening, make an appointment. It’s wise to call before going.

Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Friday 12am – 6pm, Thursday 10am – 1pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm

26 Saint Roch Avenue, Byram, CT, 203.629.4766

www.SkiAndScubaConnection.com

Lessons and equipment for scuba or snorkeling are offered with friendly, knowledgeable service. Sign up for a scuba trip with Don Brown, Master Instructor. Couch potatoes will enjoy their online training program.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm (Hours may be longer in the summer.)

Byram Neighborhood Association

https://www.byramneighbors.org

The Byram Neighborhood Association (BNA/  is a group of local residents and business people “Concerned with preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Byram for present and future generations.