GET TO KNOW WESTPORT
While we believe the best way to know if Westport is the ideal community for you is to experience it yourself, we want to give you a good glimpse of the neighborhood right here. Keep scrolling to learn more about Westport's lifestyle and appeal.
Westport is a stylish, cosmopolitan town offering a coastal atmosphere combined with artistic allure.
Renowned schools, small-town charm and modern convenience surrounded by unparalleled views of the Long Island Sound
Sophisticated + artsy
COMMUTE TO GRAND CENTRAL
Over an hour
Archaeological finds have revealed that the earliest known inhabitants in Westport date back 7,500 years. However, the earliest settler records show that when they arrived, the Pequot Indians inhabited the land. Many street names and landmarks are named after American Indians.
Bounded to the South by the Long Island Sound, Westport offers unparalleled recreational opportunities. Compo Beach is considered the gem of Westport, offering residents access to an expansive playground, picnic areas and BBQ facilities. Sherwood Island State Park provides over 230 acres for hiking, picnicking and bird watching. There are also numerous country clubs throughout town. Longshore Country Club is town owned and provides membership exclusively to Westport residents and offers golf, swimming pools, tennis, paddle ball, sailing, ice skating and more, all with beautiful views of the Long Island Sound.
The picturesque downtown Main Street has a handful of cafes and luxury boutiques. One of the major attractions is the Westport Country Playhouse, a 578-seat theater. Book fairs, concerts, theatrical events and festivals, including the Jazz, Blues & BBQ festival, reflect the town's pride and appreciation for art and music.
Situated along 5.5 miles of the scenic Long Island Sound, Westport provides the opportunity for understated luxury on the coast. The town has become a symbol of suburban affluence, filled with academics and professionals from all fields. With a population of under 30,000 and boasting a conscious effort to nurture its artistic community, Westport maintains a small-town ambiance that has attracted writers, artists and celebrities since the 1920s. Many families are also attracted to Westport as the public schools — one high, two middle, five elementary — have a strong reputation.
For convenient access to New York City, Westport also has two train stations: Westport and Green's Farms, with trains running every 10 to 20 minutes during rush hour. The town is also easily accessible to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway.
There are a variety of distinct neighborhoods and location is at least as significant as size as a price indicator. Compo Beach is one of the most desirable areas, boating high demand and escalating prices. Here, new construction continues to thrive while other homes are being raised for FEMA compliance. Another popular neighborhood, Long Lots, offers older colonials and new construction in a variety of price ranges, with mostly 1-acre zoning. Coleytown, known for its country setting and estate-like properties, has sections with 2-acre zoning and provides a bucolic setting surrounded by the Aspetuck and Saugatuck Rivers. Green's Farms, Westport’s first neighborhood and now one of the largest, has many historic homes and provides convenient access to town amenities, the beaches and I-95. Saugatuck Shores, situated between a lagoon and the Long Island Sound, has seen recent tear downs and renovation of small homes and provides proximity to the water.
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