The Town of Greenwich is best known for its beautiful homes and interesting residents, including many well-known celebrity figures and top corporate executives. Greenwich was named 12th of the list of the "100 Best Places to Live in the United States" by CNN/Money and Money magazine in 2005. Greenwich offers an easy commute into New York City via the Metro North Train, major expressways, and is in close proximity to all of the New York City airports. Greenwich's lovely topography, vibrant downtown shopping district, excellent schools and beaches, and cultural offerings, such as the world-class museums of the Bruce Museum and The Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site, contribute to making Greenwich one of the most desirable communities in the tri-state area.
For those wishing to live in Greenwich, the Town is comprised of several villages that each have their own distinct small-town neighborhood feel, but enjoy the activities, services and amenities that downtown Greenwich provides. These small villages, such as Old Greenwich, Riverside, Cos Cob, Glenville and Byram, flow seamlessly along the shoreline and through backcountry; collectively these villages embody the whole town of Greenwich.