Cos Cob is the poster child for a neighborhood within a neighborhood. It’s so unique, so well known, so sought after, often visitors think Cos Cob is a town on its own. Indeed, Cos Cob is Greenwich – a very lively part of town with lots of energy and activities within its boundaries. Move to Cos Cob and you will soon proudly be calling yourself a Cos Cobber!
LOCATION, BUSINESS DISTRICT AND POST OFFICE
Exit 4 off I-95, Cos Cob is on the western side of the Mianus River. It straddles the Post Road and touches borders of Stamford, Riverside, and Mid-Country Greenwich. Cos Cob is a hamlet with residential areas, commercial businesses, fire house, school, train station, CVS Pharmacy, wine shop and waterfront Marinas along the Cos Cob Harbor. Cos Cob has its own US Post office. If you live in the 06807 zip code (Cos Cob), the post office wants you to use Cos Cob as your Town address. For residents in the southern portion of Cos Cob, the business district is all within walking distance. One Cos Cobber assured me Starbucks in Cos Cob is friendlier than any other Starbucks in town.
IF YOU ENJOY ROWING, KAYAKING, FISHING AND SAILING, YOU WILL LOVE COS COB.
Many of the homes in Cos Cob are located on or near the Mianus River. The River is a great place for water sports.
Cos Cob School is right in the heart of Cos Cob. Many children walk to Cos Cob School. Because Cos Cob spreads above the Post Road and some streets are closer to the North Street Elementary and the North Mianus Elementary School, some Cos Cob children are in North Street or North Mianus School. Recently, I was showing Cos Cob properties, each in a different school district. The owner of each home told my Buyer, they will like their school Best! Indeed, each elementary school is excellent!
THE PARKS ARE GATHERING PLACES FOR NEIGHBORS
“LET’S MEET AT THE PARK!”
Cos Cob Park
22 Sound Shore Drive, Greenwich, CT
9 acres of park space with panoramic views of Long Island Sound. Playground area with two separate play areas for 2 5 years and 5 12 years with safety surface. 78 mile of walking paths throughout the Park with river rock swales, panoramic views and a striking 9/11 memorial. Open air pavilion shelter area with panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. Synthetic turf field, 360’x215’ multi use field striped for soccer, 20’ high retractable netting, enclosed by 4’ fence with pedestrian access gates.
Bible Street Playground
In addition to a playground suitable for ages 2-12, there is a baseball/softball diamond, basketball court, Bocce Court and walking track.
Corner of Loughlin Avenue and Butler Street.
The Playground also has baseball, basketball, tennis and paddle tennis courts. The courts are lighted for night time games.
Bible Street, Cos Cob
Armed with a map and tree guide from the Garden Center, you will have fun exploring this beautiful 91-acre wilderness. To reach Montgomery Park and Pinetum, go north on Orchard Street from the Post Road in Cos Cob. Bear right onto Bible Street and continue .7 mile. The entrance is on the west side directly opposite Clover Place.
WHAT KIND OF HOMES ARE IN COS COB?
Homes of all architectural styles, new and old, large and small make up the residential areas. Prices range from $800,000 to 3 million plus.
COS COB NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
Be sure to join the Cos Cob Neighborhood Association. It is a great way to meet your neighbors and to stay informed on town issues.
THE COS COB NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN gives an interesting history of Cos Cob and lists recommendations for the future. https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1208/Cos-Cob-Neighborhood-Plan-PDF
COS COB SHOPS MAKE FOOD ENTHUSIASTS HAPPY!
All in one block, is a gourmet cheese shop, meat market, and fish shop. Just across the street is a fruit and flower shop and an artisanal pasta shop. And don’t miss Lorca coffee and the nearby gelateria.
COS COB HAS MANY GOOD RESTAURANTS
The following are some of our favorites: