“Old Greenwich is where we want to live!” Residents are fiercely proud of their neighborhood. Old Greenwich with its own zip code, 06870, borders Stamford, above and below 95, stretching all the way down in a thin peninsula at the southwest end, Tod’s Point, the Town’s fabulous beach, picnic and boating area.
Anya Seton’s book, The Winthrop Woman, gives a romantic view of the founding settlers in Old Greenwich. In 1640, the Siwanoy Indians sold the land to four Englishmen. One of the men was Jeffery Ferris. He named the place after his birth place, Greenwich, England. This first settled part of Greenwich, now called Old Greenwich with farm houses, beach houses, capes. Victorians, contemporaries, and colonials reflects the many periods of the area history. The shopping district on Sound Beach Avenue is filled with unique stores and restaurants. Many are locally owned and catering to what the locals want. Shoppers are greeted by their first names. The sidewalks are filled with chatting neighbors and parents pulling children in little red wagons. Old Greenwich is often likened to a quaint New England town.
An active neighborhood association welcomes everyone. It’s a happening place with events such as the annual sidewalk sales and block party. In September, the Old Greenwich Art Society holds a show, displaying local artist work along the sidewalks. The Friends of Greenwich Point are always seeking volunteers to join in preserving and protecting Greenwich Point.
Binney Park is so pretty, brides want their wedding photos there. It’s a scene of little league baseball, soccer and tennis. Annually, miniature sailboats are raced on the Pond.
Commuters to NYC find the trip easy from the Old Greenwich train station.
To feel the flavor of Old Greenwich and eat good food, stop in –
- Beach House Café, 220 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich CT. Tasty fish choices, sandwiches and salads
- Darlene’s Heavenly Desires, 185 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich. Happy people gather for ice cream and chocolate..
- Re Napoli, 216 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich CT. Three pizza styles – all good.
- Sweet Pea’s Baking Company, 212 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich CT. Good coffee and good treats.