As the oldest hamlet within the town of Greenwich, the roots of modern-day Old Greenwich date back to 1641, when the first European settlers arrived. Originally a farming community that evolved into a flourishing summer resort spot, Old Greenwich is now a quaint and charming residential hamlet.
Located in the southeastern pocket of Greenwich, most of the town sits on a peninsula surrounded by the Long Island Sound. Residents can expect a 55 minute commute to Grand Central.
With only about 6,600 residents, Old Greenwich is a tight-knit and hospitable community, with most of the houses sitting close together. The front porches of the pristine Victorians welcome passersby, and neighborhood associations lovingly maintain their beautiful beaches. The main commercial strip along Sound Beach Avenue, known by locals as the “Village”, is lined with mostly small, local businesses and restaurants. The community has a hip, modern vibe with numerous options for outdoor fun.
Old Greenwich is also a great place for those with pets. Many shop owners along Sound Beach Avenue leave water bowls outside and some have a steady supply of dog treats inside.
Stunning coastline and plentiful green space
With eight miles of stunning shoreline, Old Greenwich provides for plenty of waterfront activities. The 147-acre Greenwich Point Park (also known as Tod’s Points) offers sandy beaches, toddler-friendly surf, nature trails, two concession stands and outdoor events. The Old Greenwich Yacht Club is also located at Tod’s Point.
Visitors are often impressed by the privately-owned Perrot Memorial Library, a Jeffersonian-style palatial building with a children’s section that resembles a village green. Across the street you’ll find the 32-acre Binney Park, which offers four tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, swings and play areas, plus numerous ponds and streams.
Want to Explore Before You Buy? BROWSE VACATION RENTALS IN OLD GREENWICH
We always recommend spending some time in a neighborhood before you start looking at houses. You can browse through some local vacation rentals at the link below. And If you'd like to spend a weekend here, we're happy to share our favorite spots to explore and even set you up with an itinerary.
The Ursini Team participates in the VRBO Affiliate Program. If you book a reservation through this link we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.
Prices in Old Greenwich reflect proximity to the water and access to the Village. While homes are typically closer together, this contributes to the tight-knit community feel. The majority of homes are single-family, though there are a handful of condo complexes on or near Post Road. In the northern part of town above Post Road, you can find Cape Cods and Colonials for under $1 million, but most of these homes will be less than 2,000 square feet and sit on less than a half acre. Newly constructed houses and those on the waterfront (below Route 1) sell for considerably higher, and houses directly on the Long Island Sound can sell for over $10 million.
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