Greens Farms is the oldest neighborhood in the town of Westport, settled in 1648, and includes some of the most beautiful estates. Picturesque and affluent, with large estates along Long Island Sound, Greens Farms offers shopping, restaurants, beach living and the prestigious Greens Farms Academy private school. Greens Farms is home to the well-known Beachside Avenue which is a stretch of the Gold Coast where famous residents enjoy waterfront estates overlooking Long Island Sound.
The boundaries of the neighborhood property lie within the area of Hillspoint Road, the Fairfield town line and the Post Road. Much of Greens Farms is a 2-acre residential zone, with some single and half-acre areas suitable to smaller home lots in the northern section near the Post Road. The Greens Farms Association is a neighborhood association founded in 1971 dedicated to preserving and enhancing the residential quality of life in the Green’s Farms area. The Association is active in zoning issues as well as educational activities targeted to the neighborhood and home-ownership. They also participate in community services such as the Westport Beautification programs and town and beach clean-ups.
Greens Farms boasts one of the town’s public beaches at Burying Hill Point. Burying Hill Beach is a 2.39-acre park with sand and rock beach along the shore of Long Island Sound. It has restrooms and changing area facilities, picnic tables, grills and is adjacent to a wildlife area along the canal that borders the park. In August, Burying Hill Beach is the start and ending point for Westport Roadrunners Summer Series Road Race. At the western edge of Greens Farms is Sherwood Island State Park just off Exit 18 of I-95. Sherwood Island State Park is a public recreation area on the shore of Long Island Sound that offers a nature center, picnic grove, swimming, fishing, and wetlands on 238 acres. The Friends of Sherwood Island is a coalition of outdoors and sports enthusiasts, environmentalists, and citizens who organized in 1955. Their mission is to preserve, maintain, improve and enhance Sherwood Island State Park for the benefit of the general public, solicit and raise funds, and educate the public about the resources, needs and value of the park through activities and events.
For commuters, the Greens Farms neighborhood has a quaint train station. Metro North’s Green’s Farms Railroad Station is located on New Creek Rd. The train station also offers 2 electric vehicle charging stations. One in lot #1 and one in lot #2. The neighborhood also has easy access to Interstate 95 with Exit 18 servicing the neighborhood.
Nestled in the heart of Greens Farms on Beachside Avenue is Greens Farms Academy, a Pre K-12 independent preparatory co-educational day school, drawing 715 students from numerous towns across Fairfield County. Greens Farms Academy is located on a 42-acre campus overlooking the Long Island Sound, a salt marsh and an Audubon woodland. Greens Farms Academy engages students as partners in an innovative, inclusive, and globally-minded community to prepare them for a life of purpose. Its core values are Passion, Integrity, Empathy, Curiosity, and Excellence. The Greens Farms neighborhood has a public elementary school, Green’s Farms Elementary School which serves students in kindergarten through Grade 5. Students in the Greens Farms neighborhood also attend Bedford Middle school and Staples High School.
The most prominent landmark in Greens Farms is the Congregational Church of Greens Farms on Hillandale Road. The church was established in 1711 as the governing society for the Greens Farms settlement. The Post Road serves as one of the borders of the Greens Farms neighborhood and offers easy access to boutique shops, restaurants, and other wonderful amenities.
As the NYTimes states, “The Greens Farms Neighborhood has retained enough historic charm and woodlands to sustain an atmosphere of country living. Its proximity to Long Island Sound and distinction as the oldest residential section of Westport have also contributed to Greens Farms’ reputation as a promised land for the most well-to-do suburban settlers.”
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