Why Greenwich? Buyers have their reasons

Recently, an agent showed his clients a listing in Old Greenwich, and that’s certainly not an uncommon occurrence. Old Greenwich and Riverside markets remain active, and this is because, in part, those living in New York are still being told by others to look for homes in these areas of town.

The schools, the beach and the sense of community are often cited as “the referees’ reasons.” Buyers are also told to look for a Colonial-style home. To these requirements buyers typically add that they want as new and as renovated a home as they can afford.


After becoming educated in what the market has to offer, these buyers frequently revise their requirements, making trade-offs that reflect their priorities. Prospective buyers, however, don’t always know the degree of “community” Greenwich has to offer as part of their purchase decision process. What they come to learn is that our community offers many programs for youth and adults, especially for sports.

Opportunities include soccer, introduction to travel, swimming, ice hockey, figure skating, basketball, baseball at several levels, lacrosse, and football, both GYFL and GFFL.

There are professional coaches, parents, former players, and sport enthusiasts who coach these sports, receiving payment in the form of gratitude and pride. Participants and their families get to know people from all areas of town, and social activities are held around games.

Kids acquire lifelong skills learning and playing the games (i.e., sportsmanship and strategies) while having wonderful memories. One football team is known for its movie nights, pep rallies, parent socials, cheerleading events, and award dinners. The planning and parent-involvement in all these sports teams is outstanding. They also foster friendships among kids on other teams. Former competitors provide support to the teams that advance.

Adults, through their religion, the arts and sports, develop social circles that promote health and well-being.

Senior citizens have programs that can support their specific needs, fortifying their ties to our community.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities that can keep seniors involved and purposeful. Realtors see the full circle of those choosing to live here and see them through their life events.

In Greenwich, buyers are purchasing not just a home but also a lifestyle with many choices. Homeowners have access to spectacular schools, both public and private, beaches, parks, libraries, YMCA/YWCA, private country clubs, a public golf course, and so much more.

In closing, this writer and her family will always appreciatively remember, “Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!”


Mary Ann Clark is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker at 177 West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. Questions or comments may be emailed to [email protected] or she may be reached directly at 203-249-2244.

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