Once known as Horseneck, the principal farming area of the town and supplier of much of New York’s produce, central Greenwich was transformed by the advent of the railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. Today it’s known for its cosmopolitan attitude and world-class shopping, dining, arts, and recreation, as well as for its easy proximity to New York City via public transit.
Central Greenwich, the hub of economic activity and the seat of town government, is highly walkable and offers a diverse landscape that ranges from tiny, winding streets to spacious enclaves of luxury homes. It is also where the main Greenwich library, Bruce Museum, Greenwich Hospital and many other town institutions are located.
Central Greenwich is also home to the Greenwich International Film Festival, held every June to promote socially conscious filmmaking, and the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra.
The Central Greenwich area offers a wide range of residential opportunities, from apartments and condominiums to mid-country homes, back-country estates and the exclusive waterfront properties in Belle Haven and Mead Point.