A New England gateway, bordering New York's Westchester County, Old Greenwich is a prime location for convenient travel by rail or highway to major metropolitan centers.
Old Greenwich is one of many notable neighborhoods/villages in Greenwich. It was founded in 1641 and has been a long time beach community. The area offers miles of scenic coastline with views of Long Island Sound. The neighborhood of Old Greenwich has a walkable historic downtown area with plentiful boutique shops and renowned restaurants. The town's tremendous interest in culture, the arts and the social welfare of its residents is illustrated by the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, the Greenwich Arts Council, conservation groups, a senior center, two civic centers, local theater groups and an excellent health care system.