Greenwich, famous for its affluence, presents a luxurious world of elegant seaside living, shopping and diverse recreation. A New England gateway, bordering New York’s Westchester County, it is a prime location for convenient travel by rail or highway to major metropolitan centers.

The rambling estates and vast manors of historic Cos Cob, Old Greenwich and Riverside dot the coastline. The rolling hills and manicured properties of Banksville and Round Hill offer exceptional properties in a range of styles and sizes, from large country houses to streamlined contemporaries and condominiums while smaller cottages and charming condominiums grace the coast. Inland, the architecture and landscape are equally desirable. Blending seamlessly with the city’s residential community are the corporate offices of hedge funds, businesses and respected industrial firms.

Many independent and parochial schools compliment the town’s high-achieving, well-funded public school system and Adult and Continuing Education.

The independent Perrot Memorial Library and the fine public library, with a main building and two branches house important collections. The Downtown Library was built in the early 1800s surrounded by lush courtyards and features an art gallery, and music listening areas. Downtown, one-way Greenwich Avenue, has many fine restaurants, boutiques and antiques shops.

The town has an abundance of leisure and cultural activities. Located in town are four public and numerous private beaches on Long Island Sound, swim clubs, two inland lakes plus municipal and private marinas. There are numerous public parks and trails for hiking, picnicking, rollerblading, bicycling and horse-back riding. There are five country clubs with golf courses and the town owns the 18-hole Griffith E. Harris golf course. The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is also available. Babcock Preserve is a popular 297 acre park that offers a variety of activities including up and down trail walking, running, hiking, and cross country skiing.

The town’s tremendous interest in culture, the arts and the social welfare of its residents is illustrated by the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, the Greenwich Arts Council, conservation groups, a senior center, two civic centers, local theater groups and an excellent health care system. The Arts Center features works by local artists and allows you to see the artists creating and performing their works.