Welcome to Cos Cob
This charming community has roots reaching back to the 1600s and is named after the Coe family, who settled in the area in 1641. Because of Cos Cob’s ideal position by a significant harbor at the opening of the Mianus River, the area quickly became populated. Cos Cob soon turned into a vibrant commercial hub. The fertile soil made it perfect for farmers, who could ship their produce easily to New York City.
By the turn of the 20th century, impressionist painters set up a small colony in Cos Cob, inspired by the area's exquisite natural beauty and stunning coastal charm. At the time, many European art critics wrote America off as an artistic center. However, the works of the impressionists in Cos Cob created work that began to turn the tide for artists in America. Noted playwrights, journalists, and writers also found inspiration in the quaint community of Cos Cob.
Today, Cos Cob has surrendered its hustle and bustle to the more populated downtown Greenwich. The area is now a peaceful coastal community with access to the stunning Long Island Sound. Pristine natural spaces and great walkability characterize this charming neighborhood.
What to Love
- Proximity to downtown Greenwich and NYC
- Stunning coastal views and charming small-town living
- The area’s many parks and playgrounds
Cos Cob is coastal living at its finest. The quaint four-square-mile town is known for its close-knit community and easy living. Residents have direct access to exquisite waterfront living. The area has water on two sides, with the Mianus River on one and the Cos Cob Harbor on the other. On most days, residents can look at the harbor and see people rowing, boating, and fishing.
This quaint coastal community has struck the perfect balance between small-town living and big-city access. Cos Cob has a bustling town center home to numerous local shops and restaurants. Its proximity to New York City means residents can easily commute to the city for professional opportunities or a fun night out.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
This small community is home to numerous local eateries and fine dining institutions. Living on the ocean means having access to delicious fresh-caught seafood. Fjord Fish Market serves an array of fresh fish dishes and boasts a sushi bar. For health-minded individuals, Green and Tonic is the place to go. They serve delicious meals and juices packed with nutrients.
The rustic eatery Little Pub in Cos Cob serves pub classics with a twist. Little Pub prides itself on being a neighborhood gathering place because of its dedication to creating incredible flavor combinations in every dish they serve. For an exquisite fine dining experience, Louie’s has you covered. This establishment serves some of the best Italian fares in its posh dining room and is an often-frequented spot for locals.
Things to Do
Cos Cob offers numerous venues for outdoor recreation. Known for its stunning natural beauty and coastal views, Cos Cob is a nature lover’s paradise. Over 200 miles of extensive hiking trails wind through densely-packed forests between Pomerance Park and Montgomery Pinetum. Cos Cob Park is a great place for families to spend the afternoon. Children can enjoy the playground and sports fields, with Cos Cob Harbor as the backdrop.
Cos Cob is home to numerous exclusive clubs. The Greenwich Water Club, located on the Mianus River, allows guests to enjoy waterfront recreation. They offer a variety of water sports, boating, a fitness center, and on-site dining. USTA tennis can be enjoyed at the Greenwich Racquet Club. This family-run establishment offers tennis lessons, court rentals, and leagues for all ages.
Cos Cob is home to one of the highest-ranked school systems in the country. The area is served by 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and one area high school. Parents can also choose between ten top-rated private schools in the area