Moving to Greenwich, Connecticut? Greenwich is located in Fairfield County and is the largest town on Connecticut’s Gold Coast. Home to many hedge funds and financial service companies, Greenwich is a gorgeous and affluent town—the wealthiest in the state—and is equally rich in its arts and culture scene. Learn more about life in Greenwich, including local schools, weather and things to do and see.

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Year Founded: 1640

Population as of 2015: 12,942

Land Area (sq. miles): 47.8

Median Age: 42

Median Household Income: $124,651

Median Home Price: $1 million

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 70° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 40° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 49 inches
  • Snowfall: 27 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Finance, hospitality, technology, manufacturing and healthcare industries have seen positive growth in recent years.

Major Employers: Hyatt Regency, Blue Sky Studios, Greenwich Hospital, Tudor Investment Corporation, Connecticut Light and Power Company, Camuto Group


  • Greenwich Public Schools:
    • 3 PreK schools serving 1,045 students
    • 6 elementary schools serving 2,058 students
    • 2 middle schools serving 1,099 students
    • 1 high school serving 2,637 students

Nearest Major City: Approximately 29 miles to NYC

Local Radio Stations:

  • WNYC (93.9) Public Radio
  • WPLJ (95.5 FM) Adult Contemporary
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits Radio
  • WKTU (103.5 FM) Top 40 Radio

Public Transit: CTrides (bus line), I-Bus, Metro-North Railroad, Amtrak

Parks, Beaches and Other Recreation:

  • Area parks include Montgomery Pinetum, a popular park for biking, hiking on complex trails and a gorgeously dense forest; Mianus River Park, which features great hiking trails and permits fishing; and Byram Park, which has the only public outdoor pool and is equipped with tennis courts and wide-open spaces perfect for playing various sports.
  • Looking to soak up some Vitamin D? Visit the beaches of Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Great Captain Island and Island Beach for fun days in the sun.
  • Check out Greenwich’s Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-71 public golf course complete with a driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunker.
  • The Dorothy Hamill Ice Rink offers skating lessons, group classes, hockey clinics and leagues and public ice skating sessions.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • Greenwich International Film Festival is an annual celebration of gifted filmmakers via 60 events of film premieres and screenings, educational panels, networking events, parties and more.
  • Greenwich Symphony Orchestra hosts classical music concerts year round, as well as a pops concert in the summer.
  • Greenwich Choral Society performs approximately four concerts per season and holds an annual Christmas Concert.
  • Summer Concert Series is a free event held at multiples venues including: Binney Park, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park and Island Beach.
  • The Bruce Museum is a world-class institution which highlights are, science in natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibits annually.

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