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
Tuesday 08/22/2017 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Wednesday 08/23/2017 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with some sunshine later in the day. Thunder is possible early. High 81F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 08/24/2017 0%
Mostly sunny skies. High near 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 08/25/2017 20%
Mostly sunny skies. High 78F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 08/26/2017 0%
A mainly sunny sky. High 77F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.