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The History of Old Greenwich, CT

In 1640, two members of the New Haven Colony—Daniel Patrick and Robert Feake—purchased the land that would become Greenwich from local Native Americans at the cost of “twentie-five coates.” Soon after, the Dutch of the New Amsterdam Colony laid claim to the same land, making Patrick and Feake not owners, but patrons of a manor. Greenwich remained under protection of the Dutch until 1650, when New Amsterdam ceded the land to the New Haven Colony, and it became part of the town of Stamford. In 1665, Greenwich was separated from Stamford and declared a town through Colonial legislature. The original settlement is where the neighborhood of Old Greenwich now stands, and for many years was referred to as “Horseneck,” despite its official name. The name “Horseneck” is said to have been derived from the horse pastures in the area, or from the horseneck-shaped promontory visible from Long Island Sound.

Although the settlement continually grew, its progress was slow until the mid-1800s, when the railroad replaced the rocky and sometimes treacherous road to New York City. When Old Greenwich’s railroad station was built in 1894, it was named the “Sound Beach Railroad Station” in order to avoid confusion with the station in Greenwich. And like the name “Horseneck,” the name “Sound Beach” caught on amongst locals and travelers, but in 1931, the name of the station was changed to the “Old Greenwich Railroad Station.” Although it’s been moved from its original location, the station still exists as a functional landmark of the neighborhood today, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Greenwich Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 269 homes for sale in Greenwich, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
9% Condo, 6% Single Family, 1% Land/lot, 1% Multi Family, 1% Rental and 81% Other.

9% Condo
6% Single Family
84% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 268
Average Home Size 2,095 ft² / 195 m²
Price Range ($3,700 - $16,250,000)

Weather in Greenwich

The average high temperatures in Greenwich range from 37 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Greenwich

The average household income of a Greenwich resident is $236,570 with an average home value of $918,808

Population of Greenwich

Greenwich has 39,831 residents.

Home ownership in Greenwich

The average level of home ownership in Greenwich is 61%.

Education breakdown of Greenwich

Education levels of residents of Greenwich include: highschool 18%, associate 4%, bachelor 29%, graduate 31%.

Households in Greenwich

Greenwich has 15,543 homes, built on average 63 years ago.

Information from in and around Greenwich...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 268 homes for sale in Greenwich. These homes are comprised of Condo, Single Family, Land/lot, Multi Family, Rental and Other. The average list price of these property results is 3,117,289. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Greenwich please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 269 homes for sale in Greenwich, CT are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Greenwich area. Member brokerages representing the 269 homes include Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance - CT and Halstead Real Estate NY/NJ.