Introduction to Greenwich, Connecticut
Greenwich, Connecticut, in Fairfield county, is 27 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the Stamford - Norwalk metropolitan area. Greenwich has a population of 61,101.
The town of Greenwich was first settled in by Europeans in 1640 when residents of New Haven bought land from the Native Indians inhabiting the area. It was officially incorporated in 1655. The community was named after a town in England. The Mianus River Bridge, carrying traffic over an estuary, collapsed in 1983, killing three people. Initially, the beaches of Greenwich were open only to its residents, but after prolonged efforts to amend this rule, the town opened all four beaches to the public in 2002.
Greenwich and nearby Attractions
- Bruce Museum
- Bush-Holley House
- Hawthorne Beach
- Greenwich Avenue Historic District
- Old Greenwich Yacht Club
- Bruce Memorial Golf Club
Things To Do In Greenwich
One can play golf, or enjoy water sports like boating and fishing on any of town's beautiful lakes. The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra organizes regular performances for its residents and visitors. The Hawthorne Beach, Fords Beach and Uncas Point Beach are very popular tourist spots.
Westchester County Airport is close by.
Greenwich Higher Education
Connecticut Institute of Art is the local institute of higher learning. Other nearby institutes include Suny College at Purchase, Suny Westchester Community College and Iona College.