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The town of Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut is nestled in the southwest corner of the state. It is a medium sized coastal town with approximately 15 neighborhoods. It is the 10th largest community in the state and is sometimes referred to as “The Gateway to New England.” It is less than 30 miles from New York and features many island along Long Island Sound. The islands of the community include Calf Island, Great Captain Island and Little Captain Island. It has a humid subtropical climate and borders on a humid continental climate. It is an affluent community with great schools and low crime rates. There are several CDP’s within the borders of Greenwich including, but not limited to Belle Haven, the Fourth Ward, Central Greenwich, Holly Hill and many others. Greenwich is a sister city to three cities around the globe, Kitzbuhel, Austria; Vienne, France and Nacka, Sweden.
The area was settled in 1640, joined the state of Connecticut in 1656 and was declared a township in 1665. Among the towns founders was a woman named Elizabeth Fones who left an indelible mark on the community. The area known as Greenwich Point was originally known as “Elizabeth’s Neck” today it is sometimes referred to as “Tod’s Point.” Though the area was once only open to residents and their guests, today it is open to the public. Elizabeth Fones purchased the point and much of the Old Greenwich area. The community grew slowly and steadily throughout the years. One of the town’s greatest tragedies was a fire at Gulliver’s Restaurant and Bar in 1974. Not only was the bar destroyed, but 24 people lost their lives.
The town is decidedly white-collar and nearly 92% of the workforce holds white-collar positions. Over 7.5% of the workforce work from home through small businesses and telecommuting. The town has a larger than average number of artists, designers and media workers as well. The city spans 67.2 square miles, 47.8 square miles of land area and 19.4 square miles of water area. In 2013, estimates put the population at 2,396 and the population density at 930 people per square mile. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $124,651 and the estimated per capita income was $95,242. In the same year the estimated mean house or condo value was over $1,000,000 and the mean housing price on all units was $640,338. The city was ranked #1 on both CNN/money and Money Magazines “100 Best places to live in the United States” lists and it is home to many hedge funds and financial companies.
Greenwich is an ethnically diverse community where nearly 22% of residents were born outside the United States. Public education is provided by the Greenwich Public School System and there are a number of local private schools like Whitby School, Eagle Hill School, Greenwich Academy and others. The town has four beaches, several museums and cultural venues and wonderful public transportation. Homes for sale range from colonial styles up through modern and luxury housing. Other real estate options include rental properties like apartments and duplexes and townhomes and condominiums for sale or lease. Call House Real Estate CT at 203-667-7416 for assistance in finding the home of your dreams beautiful Greenwich, Connecticut.
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|Average value of the dwelling in which household lives||$934,101|
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School Name Phone Type Grades Rating Old Greenwich School 203-637-0150 Public PK-5 Parkway School 203-869-7466 Public PK-5 Riverside School 203-637-1440 Public PK-5 North Street School 203-869-6756 Public PK-5 Hamilton Avenue School 203-869-1685 Public PK-5 Whitby School Not Available Private PK-8 Brunswick School Not Available Private PK-12 Greenwich Academy Not Available Private PK-12 Greenwich Catholic School Not Available Private PK-8
School Name Phone Type Grades Rating Glenville School 203-531-9287 Public KG-5 Parkway School 203-869-7466 Public PK-5 Old Greenwich School 203-637-0150 Public PK-5 North Mianus School 203-637-9730 Public KG-5 Cos Cob School 203-869-4670 Public KG-5 International School At Dundee 203-637-3800 Public KG-5 North Street School 203-869-6756 Public PK-5 Riverside School 203-637-1440 Public PK-5 New Lebanon School 203-531-9139 Public KG-5 Julian Curtiss School 203-869-1896 Public KG-5 Hamilton Avenue School 203-869-1685 Public PK-5 Whitby School Not Available Private PK-8 Greenwich Catholic School Not Available Private PK-8 Carmel Acadmey Not Available Private KG-8 The Greenwich Japanese School Not Available Private 1-9 Greenwich Academy Not Available Private PK-12 Brunswick School Not Available Private PK-12
School Name Phone Type Grades Rating Eastern Middle School 203-637-1744 Public 6-8 Western Middle School 203-531-5700 Public 6-8 Central Middle School 203-661-8500 Public 6-8 Greenwich Academy Not Available Private PK-12 Carmel Acadmey Not Available Private KG-8 The Greenwich Japanese School Not Available Private 1-9 Brunswick School Not Available Private PK-12 Whitby School Not Available Private PK-8 Greenwich Catholic School Not Available Private PK-8
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