Greenwich is in the southwest corner of Connecticut and is in the ideal location to provide residents with the convenience of being close to a big city, while living in the comfort and security of the country. Greenwich is surrounded by areas that are being developed more intensively.
Greenwich is in the largest metropolitan area of the United States. Greenwich is fortunate in its location, natural features, and historic development. Within the New York Metropolitan area, Greenwich is where many people want to live.
Greenwich is also where many people want to work. The steady migration of businesses and jobs from New York City to White Plains, Greenwich and Stamford has increased the demand for housing here.
Greenwich has an excellent transportation system, and is just minutes from Westchester Airport, making trips to nearby cities such as Boston or Washington easy.
Greenwich is only 29 miles from Times Square (43 minutes by one of the 78 trains that operate daily between New York City and Greenwich). There are four train stations conveniently located throughout the town. U.S. Route 1, the historic Post Road, is the main commercial artery. Locally it is named Putnam Avenue. In addition, Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway traverse Greenwich, giving it excellent regional accessibility. It takes about 10 minutes to drive to Stamford, about 60 minutes to Danbury and approximately 15 minutes to White Plains. The Connecticut Limousine provides easy and quick access to NYC’s international airports; La Guardia Airport is about a 45-minute drive and JFK is about a 60 minute drive. The Merritt Parkway, built in 1935 for cars only, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
- Greenwich was settled in 1640
- Median age: 43
- 10 residents are on the Forbes list of wealthiest Americans
- Percentage of population 60 years & older: 22%
- Median household income, 2018 estimate: $167,825
- Average residential sales price 2018: $1,958,169
- Median residential sales price 2018: $1,325,000
- Assessed value of all residences: $26.5 billion
- Population 2014: 62,256 (2000 census 61,101), (2017 estimate 62,855)
- Number of households: 20,071 (63.6% are single family homes)
- 37,089 registered voters, as of April 2017
- (13,189 Republicans, 9,694 Democrats, 13,547 Independents)
- 48 square miles of land (to be exact 47.8 square miles). The Town’s area including the 19.4 square miles of water is 67.2 square miles.
- 1,500 acres of public parks
- Greenwich is 25% green.
- Greenwich has 8,000 acres of protected land, 32 miles of shoreline, 20 parks, 4 beaches, a municipal golf course and 150 miles of riding trails.
- 40 houses of worship
- 9 yacht clubs, 9 country clubs, 11 garden clubs and 1 tennis club
- An 18-hole Trent Jones municipal golf course
- 35 public tennis courts
- 98 special interest organizations
- 38 languages spoken in the high school
- 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 high school, 1 alternate HS
- Public School Budget $159,689,530 (2018-19)
- Per pupil expenditure $21,203 (average class size 20)
- 95% of faculty have a masters degree or higher
- Surveys show Greenwich has one of the top high schools in the U.S.
- 93% of Greenwich Highschool seniors were college-bound
- 10 private and parochial Schools
- 30 preschools
- Greenwich Library ranked #2 in New England
- Bruce Museum ranked in the top 5% of US Museums
- Rated safest community in Connecticut
- SafeHome.org rated Greenwich as the Safest City in the U.S.
- SafeWise rated Greenwich the safest place to raise a child in the U.S.
- Ranked #1 in Robb Report’s 10-best places to live in the U.S.
- Ranked #1 on Money’s list of best places to live in the U.S.
- Town of Greenwich budget: $375,083,925 (2018-19)
- Town of Greenwich capital budget: $45,652,000 (2018-19)
- Town of Greenwich Mill Rate: 2017-2018: 11.369, 2018-2019: 11.369