Welcome to Backcountry
If you are looking for a slice of elegant, upscale rural living, Backcountry is the place for you. This serene oasis sits just outside of Greenwich’s vibrant downtown but takes none of the lively noise with it. Life moves slower in Backcountry, with sprawling estates, tree-lined streets, and a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere attracting numerous residents to its peaceful streets.
Backcountry’s zoning laws keep the area spacious. Houses have more room for amenities like pools, tennis courts, and guest houses. Some homes even have their own stables. Most properties are situated on a stunning four-acre lot, but if you want more space, the private 1,400-acre development of Conyers Farm offers 10-acre estates. Conyers Farm provides exclusive, luxury living for those looking to move to Backcountry. Residences are built among immaculately preserved conservation land, with some offering lakefront living located next to the gorgeous equestrian facilities at Greenwich Polo Club.
Living in this pristine countryside community does not mean sacrificing proximity to big-city amenities. Backcountry is not far from the Merrit Parkway, meaning residents can easily head to Armok or Bedford for a day trip. Also, New York City is only an hour and a half away, making travel, whether business or pleasure, into the city a breeze.
What to Love
- Large lots allow for private amenities and a spacious feel
- The ease of access to NYC and other larger towns
- The world-renowned polo matches played in this community
Backcountry provides quaint rural living with big-city access. Known for its elegance and serenity, many people flock to this quiet community to escape the stress of city living. Residents can enjoy the unparalleled tranquility of Backcountry and still commute to the city for work or play. A short ride is all that is needed to spend an evening attending a Broadway show.
Backcountry brings the feel of an upscale rural community to Greenwich. The Greenwich Polo Club offers a world-class equestrian facility where residents can watch a game of polo during the spring and summer. Large properties allow residents to have their own private amenities. Many locals boast pools, tennis courts, or stables on their properties.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents do not have to give up luxury shopping or fine local dining to live in this serene community. Nestled among the quaint neighborhood is the locally-owned Round Hill Store. This little country store allows residents to grab a delicious lunch or stock up on a few groceries without having to drive into town. The recently updated North Street Shopping Center brings a bank, pharmacy, and restaurants to the neighborhood.
Locals take a short drive to reach Greenwich’s vibrant downtown and access numerous upscale shopping and dining experiences. A local favorite is the posh Blackstones Steakhouse. This upscale eatery offers delicious dry-aged beef, fresh-caught seafood, and a raw bar. Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant serves innovative modern American cuisine out of their stunning and sophisticated dining room.
Things to Do
Pristine natural spaces and upscale rural living define Backcountry. Residents have access to an array of things to do without ever leaving their serene community. The world-renowned Greenwich Polo Club is located within the neighborhood and brings the excitement of professional, live polo matches to its beautiful equestrian center. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing at the stunning 94-acre Nichols Preserve.
The Greenwich Audubon Center brings numerous events and educational programs to Backcountry. This 686-acre sanctuary has seven miles of hiking trails, an event space, a coffee lounge, and nature exhibits. Each year the Greenwich Land Trust hosts its annual “Go Wild” event. Families can enjoy games, food and drinks, live music, and hot air balloon rides here. Grand Slam at Banksville, owned by Ivan Lendle, is a great place to watch USTA team matches or engage in a tennis lesson.
Backcountry is served by a highly-rated school district with 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. Parents can also choose to send their students to one of the area's ten top-notch private schools.