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!
Homes and Rentals
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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.
River Road, Cos Cob, just south of the I-95 overpass.
The Cos Cob Marina has approximately 200 slips for vessels up to 22’ or 24′ depending on the slip, with beams up to 8.5’. There is also limited rack storage for kayaks and canoes. Dry winter storage is also available. The Dockmaster’s office can be reached at 203.618.9698.
The Greenwich Water Club, (Mianus River) at 67 River Road, Cos Cob CT, 203.661.4033
The Club staff is ready to help you learn, train, and push the limits to meet your every goal, whether you are a competitive crew team or a new trainee. The club has 35 rowing machines and a training staff available to accommodate your needs, whether you are a novice, intermediate, or highly advanced rower. Membership is open to men and women of all ages and juniors 12 – 18. Stop by the Club to see their facilities and meet the coaches. You don’t have to join the club to participate in rowing.
(Dining, Crew, Boating, Swimming, Gym)
49 River Road, Cos Cob CT, 203.601.4033
The Club has a full working marina with a 250 slip capacity, onsite repair service, fueling dock, visiting slip privileges, winter storage facilities, and a ship’s store. They teach safe boating as well as other boating classes. Inquire about membership on their website.
98 Strickland Road, Cos Cob CT, 203.869.4689
Boat and yacht club open to any Greenwich resident. Meets the first Monday of the month usually at 7:30 pm at the clubhouse.
33 River Road, Cos Cob, CT, 203.869.3234
Supplies and classes on angling and fly fishing are available. One visit and you will be hooked! Get your fishing or clamming license here. They carry kayaks, kayaking accessories, paddle boards, fishing clothing, and accessories. Billy Ingraham is a licensed captain who leads fishing charters.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (Friday until 8pm during the season), Saturday – Sunday 6am – 5pm.
5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT, 203.622.6883
Cos Cobbers will often tell you the Library is their most beloved place in town. Cos Cob Library is perfect for family enjoyment. While youngsters enjoy playing or reading in the children’s corner, older ones can read favorite books or use a computer. The dynamic staff organizes events for children and adults. It is an important part of Cos Cob community life.
Hours: Monday 12pm – 8pm; Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm.
47 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, 203.869.6899
Recently expanded and renewed, there are two museum galleries and excellent archives. Programs abound for residents of all ages. Join and take part. You will learn a lot about our history and you will become a part of our Town’s future. The Bush-Holley House is a national historic landmark. It was once the home of the Cos Cob School of American Impressionism.
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.
61 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.629.2267
In the season, flowers surround the shop. Open the door and you are greeted by the friendly owner and a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers at reasonable prices. A good place to put together a gift basket of fruit.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 7pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm.
158 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.661.5006
This market has an abundance of fresh fish plus a delicatessen, sandwich shop and sushi station. If you were to ask “where is the best hot Lobster roll in Greenwich?”, you should be directed here. Fjord is also a great place for sliced smoked salmon or salmon tartare. We are fans of David’s sushi. Our favorites are the Mango Rice Paper Spring Roll, Tuna Tataki and his Japanese Rice cakes. If you are in a hurry, place your order in advance.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 7pm, Sunday 9am – 6pm.
160 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.900.1800
Founded in 2004, with 4 locations, they source from local farms that are concerned about how the animals are raised and what they eat. Lorca Cafe, located in the front of the shop has terrific sandwiches and coffee.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.
232 Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 917.251.7821
Their ingredients are sourced locally or come directly from Italy. All gelatos are made on the premise. They cater parties and will served personalized flavors as well as cakes. Their fruit flavors have no milk or cream and are gluten free. They will make a special gelato which is lactose, sugar, and gluten free.
Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday & Sunday noon – 9pm, Friday & Saturday noon -10pm.
154 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.340.9227
Laura Downey and Chris Palumbo, owners of the Fairfield Cheese Company, opened this 1,200 sf shop offering more than 100 cheeses including American artisanal cheese and local cheeses. A great place to learn about cheese, check out the cheese school dates on their website. Stop in and have a terrific tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. In the summer there are some tables outside.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm.
211 East Putnam Avenue (Mill Pond Shopping Cntr) Cos Cob CT, 203.900.1199
Pasta and sauces made fresh on the premises. They have seats for 12, so you can tase many of their entrees there. Don’t forget to try one of their Panna Cottas.
Hours: Open daily 11am-9pm.
COS COB HAS MANY GOOD RESTAURANTS
The following are some of our favorites:
31 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.992.1333
This is a casual, come as you are, Cos Cob eatery. One feels at ease in this bright, attractive space. We like the booths and historic photos on the wall. The menu is composed of well-prepared, tried and true family favorites. John likes their pork chops, Amy likes their calamari. Many people come for the hamburgers & veggie burgers.
Hours: Brunch, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 1pm; Lunch Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm; Dinner, Monday – Sunday 5pm – 10pm.
Prices: Lunch entrees $10 – $17; Dinner entrees $18 – $25 ($2 to split an entree); wine by the glass $8 – $12.
Size: seats 36.
5 Suburban Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.661.3737
Tucked around the corner from the Post Road, near the Cos Cob Library is the perfect place for light lunch and/or afternoon tea. This small, cheerfully-decorated tea room serves tea, hot chocolate, coffee, finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. The staff are tea experts who can help you make delightful tea choices. Having tea and browsing through the adjoining gift gallery make this a fun and civilized break in the day.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm.
Prices: Breakfast, $6 – $14, Lunch $8 – $13, Grand Afternoon Tea, $28.
Size: seats 15 inside and 16 outside. No reservations.
531 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.717.1147
Daneen and Doug Grabe own the Little Pub in Ridgefield and Wilton, so it’s no surprise their Greenwich Little Pub is a hit. The decor is charmingly done in old barn wood. The waiters casually dressed in jeans make everyone feel at ease. There are about 60 beers on the menu and the “pub food” is first rate. One of our favorites, the “queso funtimbo,” is made with local Scarpelli sausage. The chef’s favorite is the six napkin burger. The lively bar draws so many that the parking has valet service.
Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 11:30am – 10pm, Sunday 11:30am – 9pm; no reservations, so arrive before 7:15 to be sure of getting a table. Bar open until 1am.
Prices: small plates, sandwiches & wraps, burgers $10 – $13; entrees (Pub favorites) $13 – $19; beer $5 – $20; wine by the glass $10 – $16; kid’s menu $7.
Size: seats 50 in the main seating area.
140 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob CT, 203.625.5500
We are frequent diners at this charming Cos Cob restaurant. Though small, the menu is quite extensive. The decor is simple, the service is kind and the food is very good. We suggest the Goan Fish Curry, Chicken Basil Tikka Kabab, and Malai Kofte, along with the Peshawari Naan and Sweet Lassi.
Hours: Lunch, Monday – Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 3pm; Dinner, every day 5pm – 10pm
Prices: Lunch $10 – $12; Dinner entrees $11 – $24.
Size: seats 12.