Previously posted by Compass Luxury Division and Sarsen Team
The picturesque town of Greenwich, just 30 miles from Manhattan, is the entrance to Connecticut and home to some of the most desirable properties in real estate. Renowned for its luxurious, well-manicured estates and private acreage, the town has long attracted elite professionals including actors, athletes, entrepreneurs, financiers, and politicians. For centuries, notable families like the Rockefellers and Gimbels have enjoyed its peaceful charm.
Greenwich has always been popular for its rare combination of serene seclusion and close proximity to the city. However, over the last year, the area has become even more attractive to homebuyers: “People are gravitating towards the Greenwich lifestyle,” say Compass Greenwich founding agents Jack and Carolyn Sarsen. “They’re either looking for a second home, or they’re interested in moving their family to a place where space and privacy are abundant, yet close to Manhattan.” Regularly ranked among America's best teams by Real Trends for sales volume, the Sarsen Team offers an unparalleled understanding of the Greenwich market from a current and historical perspective, having lived there for 40 years.
The numbers speak for themselves. The town’s recent sales surge is largely due to the area’s expansive properties and lifestyle staples that homebuyers are especially drawn to today including greater privacy, outdoor space and waterfront homes. Greenwich’s real estate portfolio often features compounds with unique amenities. This includes outdoor features such as pools, tennis courts and paddocks, as well as indoor amenities like gyms, movies theatres, home offices, and sports courts.
But there’s more than space and privacy that lures homebuyers to Greenwich. A town rich in both history and modern luxury, Greenwich is also home to some of the highest-ranked school systems in the country, a big draw for those looking to raise families in the area. Paired with 32 miles of coastline, 5-star restaurants, world-class shopping on Greenwich Avenue, and numerous private country and yacht clubs, Greenwich elegantly combines tranquility and abundance just outside metro New York.