About Greenwich
While just 28 miles from New York City, Greenwich offers its residents all the charm and natural beauty New England has to offer. Its 58,000+ residents enjoy the sandy beaches on Long Island Sound and the beautifully wooded countryside of back country. Greenwich is a unique mix of a small New England town with a metropolitan sophistication.
Founded: 1640
 
Area: 50.8 square miles, 32.1 miles of shoreline
 
Government: Representative town meeting. Chief elected official - First Selectman.
 
House of Worship: 41 churches and synagogues
 
Libraries: Greenwich Library, with branches in Byram and Cos Cob; Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich
 
School Systems: Rated among the best public school systems in the state and country. Greenwich has 1 high school (9-12), 3 middle schools (6-8) plus 10 elementary schools (k-5). Plus numerous top rated private schools.
 
Health Care: Greenwich Hospital; several private nursing homes
 
Recreation: 1487 acres of public parks and beaches, including 2 islands in Long Island Sound; year round recreation programs provided by the Parks & Recreation Department, YMCA, YWCA, Boys/Girls Club, Montgomery Pinetum, 18-hole Griffth Harris Gold Course plus many private gold, racquet and yacht clubs.
 
Transportation: By air - all 3 major New York airports can be reached in a little over an hour by car; Westchester County airport is 8 miles from Central Greenwich.
By rail - 46 trains daily, Monday-Friday, and adequate weekend and holiday service on Metro North; express to New York 45 minutes, local is 1 hour.
By car - Interstate 95 at exits 2,3,4 and 5; the Merritt Parkway at exits 27, 28, 29 and 31; U.S. Route 1 runs through Greenwich.
 
In Addition: Bruce Museum, The Historical Society of Greenwich, The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, The Greenwich Arts Council, The Audobon Center and various Theatre Groups.
 
Shopping & Restaurants: Specialty shops are a feature of Greenwich. Especially popular is Greenwich Avenue where shoppers can stroll and enjoy a variety of stores. There are many local restaurants ranging from casual to elegant dining.

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