Westport, CT

Population:26,690

Area:22.4 square miles

Coastline:approximately five miles on Long Island Sound

Location:Fairfield County, CT, 55 miles from New York City

Established in 1865 and formerly an artist’s colony, Westport, CT offers country tranquility and Fairfield County sophistication just 55 miles from Manhattan via the Merritt Parkway, Interstate 95 or Metro North Railroad. Westport is distinguished by its “Blue Ribbon” public school system, thriving cultural scene, beach access, town-owned country club with 18-hole golf course as well as great shopping and fine restaurants. Sophisticated, upscale and diverse, Westport is more than just a Connecticut bedroom community to New York City. It has a “downtown” feel all its own!

Westport Schools

Education in Westport is elevated by the tireless support and dedicated involvement of its residents. Focusing on a strong academic curriculum, the award-winning and nationally recognized public schools provide a wide and ever-growing array of enriching programs to give students unmatched opportunities for a successful future. College preparatory and vocational paths are both offered. Staples High School has been acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best high schools in the nation.

Westport Recreation

Main Street in downtown Westport evokes the effortless, relaxing charm of New England while maintaining its cutting-edge identity with boutiques, specialty shops and services, and availability of national designer stores. A wonderful day of shopping is made all the better with a delightful meal at exceptional restaurants, considered to be among the best in Fairfield County. There are many outstanding recreational activities available to Westport residents. Longshore Park, operated by the town of Westport, is open to Westport residents and their guests. The park consists of a beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course, a yacht basin and marina, three swimming pools, a new playground, paddle tennis, 26 tennis courts, a softball field, and an outdoor skating rink in the winter! Compo Beach, the largest of three town beaches, boasts a boardwalk, a well-loved concession stand, a state-of-the-art playground (recently rebuilt by area residents), cooking grills and picnic tables, a supervised skate park, basketball and volleyball courts, and a marina — all well-loved and used by Westport residents!

Additionally, there are several private clubs in Westport: Birchwood Country Club, Fairfield County Hunt Club, Cedar Point Yacht Club, Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club and Saugatuck Rowing Club.

Westport Culture

Westport’s creative arts community is central to the town’s sophisticated atmosphere. With a Nature Center, expansive library, museums, public and private clubs, a variety of outdoor activities and seasonal events, there’s something to satisfy everyone. On the Saugatuck River, the Levitt Pavilion entertains with more than 70 free concerts and performances during the summer months. The Westport Country Playhouse hosts year-round productions featuring professional touring companies. Chamber music concerts are performed by the Westport Friends of Music in the autumn and winter, and the Green Farms Center for the Arts offers theater, music and art exhibits throughout the year. The Staples Players, (Staples High School's theater company) produce award-winning performances that are not to be missed. You will swear that you are sitting in a Broadway theatre!

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Cathy Blount is a Fairfield County realtor specializing in Westport, CT homes. She is a top-producing real estate agent for The Riverside Realty Group in Westport. As a Connecticut real estate agent she also works with real estate clients buying and selling Fairfield County homes in Weston, Fairfield, Southport, Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich. She is available to consult with clients interested in Fairfield County properties seven days a week and can be reached through e-mail or by phone at 203-858-8710.