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On scenic Long Island Sound, just 30 miles from midtown Manhattan, Greenwich, Connecticut is a vibrant cosmopolitan community considered among the most desirable in the nation. Founded in 1640, this historic town retains its natural beauty and picturesque charm, encompassing some 50 square miles stretching from the rolling hills, woodlands and meadows of the backcountry to 32 miles of shoreline on the Sound. The town is comprised of several villages or hamlets, each with its own unique character, and many with roots dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War era. Along with prestigious country clubs, yacht clubs, and magnificent real estate, Greenwich offers more than 1,500 acres of beautiful parklands including the Audubon Center, the splendid beaches and scenic nature trails of Greenwich Point and an 18-hole town golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones. The main business district of Central Greenwich, with Greenwich Avenue as its signature street, offers a wide range of shops and restaurants. Extensive cultural attractions include the nationally recognized Bruce Museum, the Greenwich Library, and numerous performing arts organizations. Greenwich public schools are consistently ranked among the finest in the nation, and the town is also home to excellent private schools. Greenwich is served by convenient commuter train service to Manhattan, less than an hour's ride away, and is situated minutes from Westchester County Airport and within easy reach of three major airports.