Greenwich presents a luxurious world of elegant seaside and back country living, shopping, and diverse recreation.
Founded in 1640, Greenwich is one of the oldest towns in America. Greenwich has been called the gateway to New England and has the perfect mix of small town and city living. The areas known as Byram, Cos Cob , Riverside , and Old Greenwich dot the coastline while areas known as mid and back country stretch to and beyond the scenic Merritt Parkway. The rolling hills of Banksville and Round Hill include properties ranging in style from large country estates to streamlined contemporaries. Blending seamlessly with the town's residential communities are the corporate offices of hedge funds and other businesses headquartered in Greenwich. The town is well known for its beautiful public parks including Tod's Point, Binney Park, Bruce Park, and the Babcock Preserve. Greenwich also offers hiking trails, bicycling, public and private golf courses, horseback riding, and public and private yacht clubs. An active cultural center, Greenwich hosts local theatre groups, an Arts Council, and is home to the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra. Additional desirable assets include the outstanding educational opportunities, both public and private, as well as the world class Greenwich Public Libraries. Serving the town's diverse and international population is an excellent health care system that includes Greenwich Hospital which is closely associated with Yale New Haven .