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Westport

Affluent Westport is one of the idyllic New England towns that dot the southernwestern shores of the Long Island Sound, an area best known for its moniker: Gold Coast. It occupies a total area of around 33 square miles and divided into several neighborhoods. It currently hosts a population of almost 24,500 residents. 

History highlights:

  • “New England in tradition, cosmopolitan in outlook,” Westport was established and incorporated in 1835. Its founders, a group called the Bankside Farmers, came much earlier, however, and settled in the area in 1693.
  • Westport underwent a couple of name changes. It was briefly known as Bankside at first. In 1732, it was rechristened as Green’s Farm after one of the Bankside Farmers. In 1835, Westport was made its official name.
  • Fast forward hundreds of years, Westport transformed into a lively coastal town with enough arts, culture, and natural beauty to go around. All of these factors led to Westport’s growth, attracting plenty of New Yorkers to come and live here. 

Real estate in Westport, CT

Homes for sale in Westport are the epitome of understated luxury and elegance, whether you prefer living by the waterfront or further inland. The market predominantly consists of single-family homes, with most of them featuring ample yard space for outdoor living pursuits and others in leafy cul-de-sacs. There are also condo developments and co-ops throughout town. 

In order to explore the full range of your real estate options in Westport, I highly recommend doing a tour of the neighborhoods. For instance, Red Coat is densely wooded and serene, Greens Farms is established and sought after, In-town offers newer developments, Saugatuck Shores is the choice spot for waterfront living.

Architecture in Westport tends to lean towards the traditional as a large portion of properties here are historic. Nonetheless, you’ll find the occasional contemporary home in between Colonial-style residences.

Living in Westport, CT

It’s easy to get in and out of Westport. Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven line serves Westport with two stations located in town: Green’s Farms and Westport. If you’re driving, there are three main thoroughfares that course through Westport, namely U.S. Route 1, Interstate 95, and the Merritt Parkway. 

Westport is widely renowned in the Gold Coast for having excellent schools. The town is home to Staples High School, which ranked as the fourth best high school in Connecticut. Bedford Middle School and Coleytown Middle School are also both highly lauded. These schools are under Westport Public Schools. In addition to outstanding public education, Westport has two private schools: Greens Farms Academy and Pierrepont School.

For leisure and recreation, there are a lot of things you can do in Westport. Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach are open all year round, and Sherwood Island State Park also has beach access. Earthplace offers visitors a chance to learn more about the natural world. And if you want to appreciate the night sky, pop by Rolnick Observatory during their public nights. They also host special events throughout the year. 

Would you like to live in Westport?

I can help you find your dream home or Westport houses for sale. Contact me today at 203.247.7500.

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