Welcome to Old Greenwich
Old Greenwich boats an unparalleled charm that is unlike anywhere in the area. Peace and serenity meet in this quiet suburb to create a quintessential small town that provides space needed to regroup and recharge. Warm summer days by the Long Island Sound combined with picturesque beach views and neighborhood children biking down the quiet streets paint a perfect picture of seaside suburban serenity. It's easy to forget there is such a thing as life outside of this close-knit community.
This vibrant community comes with a rich history that stretches back to the 1600s. For over 200 years, this land was cultivated as a quiet farm community. Eventually, wealthy New York businesspeople seeking to escape city living found the area. They built elaborate summer homes and hotels, turning Old Greenwich into a luxurious resort town.
Old Greenwich has become an affluent area known for its upscale year-round living and sophisticated charm. Its walkable downtown is home to many local shops and restaurants. With a beachy vibe and a welcoming atmosphere, Old Greenwich’s downtown is a destination in and of itself.
What to Love
- Proximity to NYC for work or pleasure
- The peaceful atmosphere
- A great place to recharge
- Various unique local clothing boutiques and shops
Old Greenwich calls back to a time long forgotten. Approachable neighbors welcome all to this close-knit community. Many have an open-door policy, and local children play throughout the neighborhoods until the sun goes down, making the community a great place to raise a family. Several nearby parks give residents plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the exquisite natural beauty that defines the community.
Over the years, Old Greenwich residents have found this quaint community to be the perfect place to relax and recharge. This upscale yet laidback community brings peace and serenity with it, creating a haven for those looking to escape the bustle of the city. Life moves at a slower pace in Old Greenwich. However, residents do not have to give up city access to enjoy this quiet neighborhood — Old Greenwich has its own charming downtown teeming with various restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment hotspots to explore, and New York City is a commuting distance away, so residents can easily pop into the city to watch a Broadway show or head to work.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Old Greenwich is home to an array of unique local shopping boutiques and restaurants. Residents can enjoy shopping in the area’s charming small businesses, where they will find one-of-a-kind treasures. In downtown Old Greenwich, Fred Boutique is the place to go for timeless women’s fashion. A family town at heart, many of Old Greenwich’s shops cater to children. Shops like Anna Banana offer adorable kids’ clothing.
Le Fat Poodle is a quaint Frech restaurant serving a range of globally-inspired dishes along with wine and cocktails. For upscale Italian dining, locals frequent the family-owned establishment of Applausi Osteria Toscana. Priding themselves on serving healthy dishes, Appalausi creates each meal with only the freshest of ingredients.
For stellar Neoploitan-style pizzas, ReNapoli is the place to go. The locale’s owner perfected his pizza-making craft as he traveled the globe. Today, he delights and impresses Old Greenwich locals with everything he has learned, creating flavorful and authentic pizzas. One of the best-loved local eateries in town is OG Social. This quaint restaurant was established in 2015. Whether you want to watch a game at their sports bar or listen to live music while enjoying American classics, OG Social has you covered.
Things to Do
Old Greenwich is home to stunning natural beauty and pristine spaces ideal for outdoor recreation. Residents have ample opportunities to get outside and enjoy New England’s spectacular four seasons. The former estate of J Kennedy Tod is now the 147-acre preserve Greenwich Point Park. This park offers recreation facilities and a lovely sandy beach. Many historical homes can still be seen on the property. Also on the peninsula is the Greenwich Point Conservancy’s annual event, held in July under a Marquee tent with dazzling views of Manhattan at night.
Binney Park is a favorite spot among locals who want to watch the community’s annual 4th of July fireworks display. The park’s small pond is often used for ice skating in the winter. Golf enthusiasts converge at Innis Arden Golf Club for a round on their stunning 18-hole golf course. Rocky Point Club is an exclusive area club offering direct ocean access for sailing or waterside relaxation.
Old Greenwich is served by a high-rated public school system ranked among the best in the country. Students can also attend one of the area’s ten excellent private schools.