If you happen to notice a police officer directing traffic, you are probably on Greenwich Avenue. Perhaps the busiest and more cosmopolitan part of Greenwich is this area that revolves around Greenwich Avenue. Beginning at the intersection with Route 1, a stroll down "the Avenue" offers upscale boutiques, high end retailers, and restaurants offering all varieties of cuisines along with salons, florists and news stands. Many businesses including hedge funds and other financial institutions enjoy the location, as Metro North railroad stops at the bottom of the Avenue. The past decade has seen many of the older homes replaced with very expensive condominiums, built to offer a lavish lifestyle just steps from dining and shopping. Greenwich Harbor features an upscale hotel and restaurant where one can find yachts of all sizes stopping to check out the town. In this same area one can catch a ferry to Great Captains Island or Island Beach, a one and a half acre park with picnicking areas and a snack bar that was generously donated to the town by the Lauder family in honor of their son.
Whether visiting for the day or choosing to live nearby in the exclusive waterfront communities of Mead Point and Belle Haven, the exciting energy and convenience of being in the heart of it all makes Central Greenwich a popular choice for many.