Luxury estates dot this sprawling scenic countryside framed by lush meadows and woodlands.
The Backcountry of Greenwich is a scenic, wooded area in the northern part of the city. Backcountry residents usually own more significant properties with more land, as this is primarily an estate area. Among the woodlands, you'll find some of the most luxurious and beautiful heritage estates in the region. Because there is so much land in Backcountry, many of these estates function like private residential parks.
Pools, guesthouses, and sprawling acres of land are all popular home features in this area. Despite being farther away from Central Greenwich and its many shops and restaurants, Backcountry is just minutes away from the Meritt Parkway, where you'll find many urban conveniences and amenities. Backcountry is also home to The Griff golf course and the Audubon Center.
Located north of Meritt Parkway and 35 miles east of Manhattan, Backcountry is a slice of rural heaven embedded in acres of verdant woodlands and lush fields. This beautiful countryside area is home to luxury estates and the prestigious Greenwich Polo Club. Most of Greenwich's parkland and golf courses are located here, making this a lovely location for retirees and homeowners seeking privacy. Anyone after a peaceful, rustic lifestyle marked by horse pastures, sparkling streams, and towering trees will love everything that Greenwich's Backcountry has to offer.
Serving the Round Hill community for more than 200 years, the Round Hill Country Store is notable because it is one of the country's oldest, continuously operated general stores. The store is a great place to shop for cute souvenirs, general goods, and toy electric trains. Grab a specialty sandwich or homemade salad while you're here. The store has a deli inside serving Boar's Head brand meats.
The Greenwich Audubon Center is part of the National Audubon Society. To fulfill their mission of protecting birds and their ecosystem, the Audubon Center stewards seven nature sanctuaries encompassing close to 700 acres of diverse habitat in the Greenwich region. Along with being a fantastic place to visit for wildlife watchers and nature lovers, the center is a noted educational center and hub for bird-friendly community gatherings. Trails remain open from dusk until dawn.
For over a decade, families and locals have frequented Cobber North, an extension of Caren's Cos Cobbler, on the Griff Golf Course because of its sweeping views and delicious food. Situated on the picturesque Griffith E. Harris course, this Greenwich staple offers indoor and outdoor seating in the covered awning and uncovered patio areas.
The Audubon Center regularly hosts seasonal events for families and individuals to attend. During the winter months, the center hosts the Winter Birds + Family Bird Count, where visitors can help scientists count the local birds while also learning about the birds that call Greenwich home during the coldest months of the year. The Audubon Center features classes and events to create a backyard perfect for bird feeding and more throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities and memberships are always available.
BackCountry Jazz regularly celebrates the jazz tradition by presenting music education programs, concerts, and a summer music camp. BackCountry offers an outdoor summer concert series each year featuring an incredible line-up of performances with extraordinary artists. Enjoy late afternoons of live jazz from June to September.
The Greenwich Public Schools consist of eleven neighborhood elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8), and one high school (9-12). Several private schools serve the area, including Brunswick School, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Country School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Eagle Hill School, and The Stanwich School.