Westport's scenic coastline, charming landscapes and nearby metropolitan centers make it a desired place to live in Connecticut.
The town of Westport, Connecticut is a coastal town located in Fairfield County along Long Island Sound. It has a population of over 26,000. Westport is about an hour from New York City and has easy access to Manhattan using major highways including Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Westport also has two Metro North Railroad stations. The quintessential Connecticut town was ranked the tenth wealthiest U.S. town in 2008. Westport has many distinguished neighborhoods including Saugatuck, Greens Farms, Old Hills, Coleytown and Compo. There are several notable destinations including Compo Beach, The Westport Country Playhouse, Sherwood Island State Park, Rolnick Observatory, The Nature Discovery Center and two public marinas. Westport is also the home to many fashionable stores and sophisticated restaurants. Westport, Connecticut has a highly rated public school system with five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The town also has several private schools.