Old Greenwich Tourism

Old Greenwich is a neighborhood/section and census-designated place in Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 6,611. It was founded in 1641. The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes. One of the founding settlers of Old Greenwich was Elizabeth Fones, niece and daughter-in-law of John Winthrop, founder and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. What is now called Greenwich Point was known for much of its early history as "Elizabeth Neck" in recognition of Elizabeth (Fones) Feake Hallet and their 1640 purchase of the Point and much of the area now known as Old Greenwich. The Old Greenwich Railroad Station, originally called the "Sound Beach Railroad Station", built in 1894 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, serves commuters in the neighborhood. The town's largest beach is on a long, thin peninsula at the southwest end of the neighborhood. The town's local beach is called Tod's Point after a former resident. The beach is now public property, which belongs to the town of Greenwich. Residents can purchase a seasonal beach pass. Non-residents can purchase a one-day pass for $20 per vehicle. During "off season", Innis Arden, a local golf club, is a popular sledding destination for kids in Old Greenwich and neighboring Stamford. Old Greenwich was known as "Sound Beach" in the 19th century, and the main road through the small downtown business section is Sound Beach Avenue. Old Greenwich had an industrial presence back in the 1950s/60s when Electrolux had a vacuum manufacturing facility on Forest Avenue, opposite "ECCman Center" (now Greenwich Civic Center). The Civic Center also hosted a very fine swamp where local kids would pick cattails and search for frogs and turtles. The town of Greenwich has one political body (RTM - Representative Town Meeting). It has several distinct sections each with its own mailing address and ZIP code, such as Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, and Riverside and Greenwich proper (downtown Greenwich). The original "well to do" population lived mainly in "The Back Country" (north of the Merritt Parkway) or in the exclusive Belle Haven area on the waterfront.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Old Greenwich in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Old Greenwich like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city New York City, United States. Add New York City to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty. A holiday in Old Greenwich can generally be of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Old Greenwich before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Old Greenwich for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Old Greenwich.

    • Burglary and Theft 20 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Attacks 15 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 30 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 10 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 77.35 (High)
    • Climate Index 71.69 (High)
    • Pollution Index 54.74 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.8 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Old Greenwich

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.5 USD

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