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Houses for rent in Greenwich, CT

3 BED • 3 BATH

32 weeks ago

1 BED • 1 BATH

38 weeks ago

Born and raised in Greenwich, I thoroughly enjoyed my 21 years spent there. As I come to a close in my undergraduate studies at at Boston College, I can happily say I have every intention of coming back home.

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Why do you love Greenwich?

With charming neighborhoods and police officers directing traffic around the clock, Greenwich maintains a small-town feel while offering all of the amenities of a busy metropolis, and entertainment opportunities of a bustling city.

Describe your perfect weekend in Greenwich?

Take a run around the 147-acre park Greenwich Point for a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline. Grab crêpes at the local favorite Meli Melo, then hop a ferry to Island Beach for summer fun. Eat a seafood dinner at L’escale, then grab drinks and dance at Barcelona restaurant.

Two golden nuggets you know now that you wish you knew as a new resident?

As a new resident, make sure to stop by Sundown Saloon. Sundown is the perfect restaurant for whatever you feel like doing with co-workers or children. Make sure to become a member at the newly renovated YMCA as well, with its friendly staff and amazing pool.

How is street parking around the city?

There is abundant street parking with a collection of parking lots as well.

Family-friendly atmosphere?

Greenwich blends upscale culture with rural beauty. Families of all sizes and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as commuters, choose to live here for the covetable blend of renowned education, dining and high-end shopping with beaches, woodlands, and meadows.

Do you feel safe at night walking around?

Absolutely, Greenwich has some of the lowest crime rates in the country.

City History

Greenwich was once home to fourteen Native American tribes, and once settled by colonists, the town was named after Greenwich, Kent, England. The railroad came to Greenwich in 1848, marking a dramatic improvement in transportation and bringing many immigrants who made the town home.

Neighborhood

Greenwich as actually a rather large town, with each neighborhood encompassing unique and distinct lifestyles. Central Greenwich has most of the town's office buildings.

City Safety

Greenwich is one of the safest towns in the nation. This is not to say that it has not experienced its share of robberies. However, children are safe to walk to and from school. Runners feel comfortable running past sundown as well.

City Danger

Renters should be aware that your home could be in a flood-zone. With heavy rains and past hurricanes, the coast of Greenwich, and the residents on waterfront homes or in those towns, have experienced flash floods and extremely strong winds.

Renting Advice

Greenwich has a diverse community with a solid base of middle-class and blue-collar residents, though known for many wealthy residencies of business executives and hedge fund managers. That being said, the cost of living is high for even the most simple of set ups.

Education

Greenwich School District prides itself in its excellent public schools’ academic ranking and state ranked sports teams. Greenwich is also host to nationally recognized private schools, like Greenwich Academy, Sacred Heart, and Brunswick school.

Lifestyle

The residents of Greenwich are a kind people - perfectly pleasant and polite. There is a strong culture of health and fitness, paired with an affinity to the finer things in life. It is a common occurrence to hop on a train for a night in NYC, or shopping at the near by Galleria Mall.

Entertainment

Walk down Greenwich Ave and you’ll hear different accents and languages among its 180 retailers, restaurants, service businesses, and professional offices. It is the epicenter for social life and shopping. Visit Todd’s point for a beach day or stroll through Binney park and feed geese!

Living Highlights

Connecticut is known for its rich history, its renowned academia, beautiful autumns, and sunny summers spent by the beach. Greenwich is considered to be one of the most desirable Connecticut suburbs in the country.

Transportation

Situated on Metro-North’s New Haven line, Greenwich has weekday morning trains every 20 min, with a 50 min train ride to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Interstate 95 goes through the southern end of town as does the merit Parkway. The Boston Post/Route 1 also goes through town.

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