With a community of deep-seeded roots and history, Greenwich, Connecticut, is a place known for its lush coastline, beaches and islands offshore.
Greenwich Point, one of four town-owned beaches, is a sanctuary with 147 spectacular acres providing access to swimming, boating, exercising, walking trails and picnic tables. The peninsula juts out into Long Island Sound, and on a clear day, you can see the NYC skyline. Additionally, Greenwich has abundant land conservation and 150 miles of horseback riding trails. The Greenwich Audubon Society encompasses seven nature sanctuaries totaling 686 acres and miles of hiking trails. Although winter is beautiful in Greenwich, to enjoy the coastline and the natural beauty, summer and fall are the best times for visiting.
Where to Eat
Downtown Greenwich has many restaurants catering to a sophisticated and diverse population, as well as lovely boutiques and glamorous stores. Shopping and dining can also be had in Old Greenwich.
For authentic Northern New Mexican cuisine, Boxcar Cantina is a great place to visit. They source local and/or organic ingredients whenever possible, and always use sustainable raised organic meats. Centro at the Mill is an amazing Italian restaurant situated in a building which was originally an old felt factory. Grab a seat at the outdoor patio overlooking the waterfall.
For fine dining, visit Polpo, an Italian restaurant with live music seven nights a week. They also offer alfresco dining or dining inside the adorable two-story stone home. A 1750’s farmhouse filled with character and charm is home to La Cremaillere, a French restaurant serving seasonal fare.
Start your day with a cup of coffee at Garelick & Herb, where there are a number of options for flavored coffee and delicious pastries. Aux Delice is a small eatery that offers the best ginger tea, wonderful pastries, and even cooking classes.
Where to Stay
When staying in Greenwich, enjoy the waterfront at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel. The hotel boasts 82 rooms and suites and offers unparalleled luxury with uncomplicated elegance. Styled with European décor and comfortable continental furnishings, many rooms overlook Greenwich Harbor from private balconies. Conveniently, the hotel is walking distance to downtown.
Where to Go
There is plenty of culture to be found in Greenwich. The Bruce Museum, The Greenwich Symphony, Greenwich International Film Festival, neighboring Stamford Center for Arts, the Palace Theatre and Rich Forum offer entertainment, live music and performing arts. Next door, in Port Chester, NY, you will find the Capitol Theatre for concerts and live venues.
For children, there is the Arch Street Teen Center, which is the oldest privately funded, not-for-profit teen center in the country. A skateboard park is located next door. Parents will be reassured that Safewise ranked Greenwich as the number one safest place to raise a child in the nation for 2017.
A local tradition held over Memorial Day weekend, the Greenwich Town Party is an all-day-and-evening music festival filled with incredible musicians and local talent, family activities and food. Previous headliners have included Paul Simon, The Doobie Brothers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Santana, Hall & Oats and James Taylor.
View the Market
Greenwich real estate sales activity year to date in 2017 includes 77 sales under $1,000,000, 145 sales between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000, and 73 sales between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. The average sales price was $2,400,792, and there were four closed properties over $10,000,000. The highest sold property year to date closed for $22,000,000.
- Greenwich, CT, USA