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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Greenwich is a suburb of New York City with a population of 62,782. Greenwich is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Greenwich offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Greenwich there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Greenwich and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Greenwich are highly rated.
About Greenwich...
Population
62,782

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,217,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,889
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    139.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    497.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Greenwich

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$138,180
National
$55,322
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Greenwich is by far the best place to live in the NYC metro area. Dramatically lower taxes, relaxing beaches (islands too) multiple Audubon preserves for hiking, excellent Greenwich management of facilities.
Recommendations: Take the beautiful drive on Round Hill Road, Lake Avenue, Clapboard Ridge Road, North Street - these roads are understandably called the Golden Triangle - nothing like this residential area, every home has estate like grounds surrounded with timeless stonewalls. Formal dining: L'Escalier and Harvest Wine Bar Casual /Family Dining: Meli Melo and Beach House . If visiting during the day don't miss seeing Tod's Point, you will instantly feel like you are on a vacation far from NYC (but you are only a 50 minute train ride away).
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After 30 years I cannot say enough about the beauty of the town we call home.Greenwich certainly IS a very diverse town with hardworking families and those who spend many hours quietly volunteering for the elderly and for United Way for children and families in town. There are others who spend hours or adult lifetimes giving back generously of their time and finances quietly helping others. This is never mentioned in articles written by those who not only don't live here but wish they did.The medical/healthcare community is a huge asset.Parks are numerous including Tod'sPt beach which has stunning views from any point on the peninsula.Wonderful public schools, town sports,annual town party,the 2nd most visited library in New England The shops in town are lovely,a number still owned by local families.Delicious restaurants in all sections of the town .Overall a very kind, well diversified, beautiful wonderful place with so many interesting residents,to raise a family!
Greenwich is a beautiful, upscale town on Connecticut's southwest shoreline. The public schools are excellent and in addition there are numerous private school options. Greenwich Library is a town treasure and provides an art-lending library, an extensive music collection and monthly entertainment in its Cole Auditorium. It is a family friendly place with access to Todd's Point Beach, beautiful parks and playgrounds, and a lovely Audobon with hiking trails for those who enjoy the outdoors. Restaurants abound, from the less expensive typical fast food chains, to upscale eateries with elegant, five-star dining. While the cost of living is high in Fairfield Country compared to other parts of the country, the quality of life is superb. Not to be missed is Greenwich Avenue, with excellent shopping and dining. While parking here may be a challenge, the experience will be well worth. All in all, a wonderful place to live!