Located in the farthest southwest corner of Connecticut, Greenwich is often referred to as “The Gateway to New England.” Bordering New York, Greenwich is less than 40 miles from Grand Central Station by express train. With a geographic area approximately twice that of Manhattan, four exits connect the town to I-95. Route 1 (Boston Post Road) and the Merritt Parkway are also major routes to the town.
Named for Greenwich, England, the town was founded in 1640 and declared a township in 1665. What is now Greenwich Point was once called “Elizabeth Neck” in recognition of its owner, Elizabeth Fones Winthrop, daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, founder and first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Greenwich was named 12th among Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in the US in 2005 and was also noted as having the highest median household income in 2005 by the magazine. Home to many hedge funds and financial services companies, Greenwich attracts many daily commuters by car, train and bus.
Not only a nice place to live, Greenwich is also a nice place to visit. The lively downtown area features upscale shops and boutiques, and casual and fine dining spots abound. Cultural attractions include the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, the Greenwich Choral Society, and the Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences. With four beaches, numerous parks, a golf course and a skating rink, visitors can choose from any number of recreational activities.
Things to See and Do in Greenwich
- Audubon Center in Greenwich
- Babcock Preserve
- Beaches of Greenwich
- The Bruce Museum
- Bush-Holley Historic Site
- Byram Shore & Rosenwald Park (PDF)
- Flinn Gallery
- General Israel Putnam Cottage
- Greenwich Choral Society
- Greenwich Symphony Orchestra
- Great Captain Island Light
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July is usually the warmest month with temperatures ranging between 65 degrees Fahrenheit to 83 degrees Fahrenheit in July, and January is usually the coldest month with temperatures averaging 21 degrees Fahrenheit to 36 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation levels are relatively constant from month to month. February is typically the driest month (3.24 inches on average) and March is the wettest month (4.73 inches on average).
Current Greenwich Weather
- 7:49 AM EDT on May 24, 2017
- 1:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2017
Wednesday 05/24/2017 20%
Chance of a morning shower. Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon. High 67F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 05/25/2017 90%
Thundershowers following a period of rain early. High 59F. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Friday 05/26/2017 60%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 71F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday 05/27/2017 10%
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 72F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 05/28/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 67F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.