In these uncertain and challenging times, many New Yorkers are considering how best to plan for the future, including how and where they’d like to live. I’ve received a significant number of phone calls from clients and friends they’ve referred to me who are seriously weighing their options, including a possible relocation to Greenwich.
Understandably, there may be hesitation to relocate. These are unique times and the pandemic is prompting us all to rethink priorities and lifestyle. As the first waves of New Yorkers are getting settled in their Greenwich sheltering experience, I am hearing surprise and comfort in how it feels to
not have the 24/7 energy and intensity of the city, as well as a firsthand recognition that life in this bedroom community does not mean leaving the benefits of the city behind.
There are many reasons to consider relocating to Greenwich, including:
• Proximity to Manhattan: 48 minutes by train or car (faster when traffic is light).
• Excellent Schools: Greenwich is known for its highly ranked schools and has a range of public and private school options.
• Diverse, engaging, and intellectually curious people: We consider our residents to be our greatest asset. With 63,000 residents, you are sure to find “your people.” With residents that hail from across the country and globe, and in a typical year 25% of sales being to New Yorkers moving out of the city, Greenwich is extremely diverse.
• Active lifestyle and abundant amenities: From beaches to hiking trails, golf, tennis, sailing, boutique fitness options and every sport you can imagine, to luxury stores and both high end and family dining, “I’m bored” is not a part of the Greenwich vocabulary.
• Low taxes: Greenwich taxes are the lowest in Fairfield County and are significantly lower than Westchester County.
If you have friends or family members who may be interested in exploring a relocation to Greenwich, I invite you to pass along this message. I’d be happy to answer any questions about the town and the real estate market, and to help make the transition as smooth as possible.