A quaint, New England-style seaside town brimming with charm
Old Greenwich is a classic New England seaside town home to Tod's Point, which is considered Greenwich's crown jewel. This quaint, vibrant village is traditional, yet enduringly relevant. Considered one of the wealthiest communities in America, Old Greenwich is home to just about 6,600 residents and borders Stamford on the edge jutting out into the Long Island Sound.
Something of a hidden gem, Old Greenwich boasts a relaxed, beachy vibe that is distinct from the glitzy upscale sophistication of neighboring Central Greenwich. It's a small and easily overlooked community, but it shouldn't be! Brimming with tons of charm and amazing little restaurants and mom-and-pop shops, Old Greenwich brings the best of small-town living with the amazing sea breeze an added bonus.
As mentioned, Old Greenwich has a genuine small-town feel. It's more low-key than its flashier neighbors in downtown Greenwich. Its idyllic charms are attractive to families and retirees looking for a relaxed place to live. The fact that it's a coastal town with proximity to the beautiful Tod's Point also helps. Another benefit of living in Old Greenwich is its excellent location. You can get to Stamford in about five minutes whether by train or car and midtown Manhattan is only about an hour's ride away.
Sample international cuisine from Le Fat Poodle or Lugano Salumeria & Wine Bar. Le Fat Poodle is a classy French bistro. Sip from a glass of wine while people-watching from the beautiful terrace. Named after the only Italian-speaking town in southern Switzerland, Lugano is a lively bar, restaurant, salumeria, and gathering spot serving an extensive tapas menu.
Dine waterfront at the beach-themed Beach House Cafe, a popular spot with families and for live music on the weekends. Try the flatbread pizzas or something more upscale like crispy duck or prime filet mignon. With bagels made fresh at least three to four times a day, Upper Crust Bagels is the pride and joy of Old Greenwich. Operating since 1994, this family-owned and operated eatery is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
Greenwich Point Beach, or Tod's Point, located just 45 minutes outside of New York City is a beautiful and private Connecticut beach with plenty to see and do. Water from the Long Island Sound comes in along the sand allowing for different activities during high and low tide.
When it's low tide the tidal flat makes an ideal playground for adults and kids to build sandcastles or look for tide pools. While there are beach concessions available at the Susie Baker Pavilion, you can also bring food from home and host a picnic in one of the designated picnic areas. Tod's Point makes a great place to walk, hike, or go on a run.
Centered at the focal point of Old Greenwich, Binney Park is 32 acres of beautiful parkland. It is also where the Old Greenwich Market & Family Festival is hosted. This outdoor boutique and market features tons of family-friendly activities like the bounce house, face painting, a DJ, games, and much more.
Old Greenwich School is conveniently located in the heart of the town's business district, so many students are able to walk to school daily. Due to the institution's reputation for academic excellence and closeness to New York City, Old Greenwich School is attractive to students from all over the country, and even the international population.