Due to COVID-19, New Yorkers are migrating to Connecticut from NYC more than ever. The long months of quarantine have become incentive for New York City dwellers to make this move to the suburbs, in search of more space. But why Greenwich? Here are 5 reasons to make Greenwich your home.
1. Proximity to NYC
If you catch the express train, the commute from the downtown Greenwich station to Grand Central is only 45 minutes. There are also four different train stations in town, giving you plenty of options for train times and locations. For those who prefer to drive, the typical commute is only about one hour. In some cases, commuting to work in NYC from Greenwich can be shorter than commuting from Brooklyn or the Upper East Side (depending on your office location).
2. Great School System
A public school education in Greenwich, CT rivals a top tier private school education in many cases. The Greenwich school district has 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and one high school. Among these schools, several are magnet schools. Additionally, Greenwich is home to a variety of excellent private schools, including Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Country Day, and Brunswick Academy. No matter what your educational goals are for your children, Greenwich can provide.
3. Greenwich Avenue Shopping
Many New Yorkers might fear that they'll be giving up the amazing shopping of NYC when they move to CT...but that's not the case! Greenwich Avenue is home to a variety of shops, including Hermes, Saks 5th Avenue, Rag and Bone, JCrew, Theory, LuluLemon, and many more. Plus, the Avenue also has several cute local boutiques that you can't find in New York City.
4. The Restaurant Scene
The restaurant scene in Greenwich is one of the best in Connecticut. From incredible steaks at Tony's at the J House to incredible sushi at Miku, there is something for everyone. Greenwich Avenue has even shut down two blocks to allow for open air dining in the streets, allowing diners to stroll and explore the many dining options the Avenue has to offer.
Greenwich is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in America. Compared to nearby Connecticut communities, Greenwich's crime rate is lower than 61% of the state's cities and towns. Plus, your chance of becoming the victim of a crime in Greenwich is only one in 156! If you're concerned with safety at all, Greenwich is an excellent place to live.