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Greenwich, Connecticut

Picture of the Greenwich, CT Town Hall

Greenwich Town Hall

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.

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Greenwich Weather

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

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 06/27/2017 20%
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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
Clear
Wednesday 06/28/2017 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 79F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
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Thursday 06/29/2017 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 83F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
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Friday 06/30/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 87F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 07/01/2017 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 85F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Photo credits: The picture of Greenwich Town Hall is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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