Residents choose Westport for its lifestyle. A sophisticated and cosmopolitan town Westport still maintains the small town ambiance that has been attracting artists since the 1920’s. A country house, a beach house, a mini estate, excellent shopping, restaurants, a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities – Westport has it all. Learn more about Westport on our blog...
Like many other towns in New England, Westport’s roots stem back to the Native Americans. During the Revolutionary War on April 25, 1777, British soldiers landed on Compo Beach and marched up Compo Road burning homesteads and barns. After a battle at Ridgefield, the British returned and fought the local militia in a battle at Compo Hill. The Minuteman statue commemorates this event. After the Revolutionary War, with the economy growing due to coastal shipping and onion farming, a charter was granted in 1835 to incorporate Westport as a town. Read full article.
Just 50 miles northeast of Manhattan on the shore of Long Island Sound between Norwalk and Fairfield in Fairfield County, Westport is a top choice for those who commute to Manhattan. Westport has two train stations; Saugatuck and Greens Farms.
The 60 minute commute on Metro North Railroad runs on a frequent schedule to Grand Central Station in Manhattan during peak morning and evening hours and hourly during the rest of the day.
Easy access to the Connecticut Turnpike and the Merritt Parkway makes for convenient driving into Stamford, Westchester County or Manhattan.
The town government consists of the three-member Board of Selectmen, a Representative Town Meeting (RTM), a Board of Finance, a Board of Education, A Planning and Zoning Commission, and many other commissions, boards, and committees
Population: Approximately 27,000
Westport boasts an exemplary public school system. The entire community is included in the schooling enterprise and working with teachers, students and administrators on leadership councils to continually improve the quality of education, Westport is committed to excellence. Read full article
Situated along 5.5 miles of the scenic Long Island Sound, the recreational opportunities in Westport are unparalleled. Westport’s Recreation Commission oversees 210 acres of public fun space. Residents enjoy 3 town beaches, boating, golfing, tennis, biking, jogging or strolling in the several town parks. Read full article
Most Westporters are well educated, charged with creativity and actively involved in the pursuit and support of all those elements that make the good life. Energy and opportunities are in the air; the town has a strong pulse and lots of heart. Read full article
Westport/Weston First Night is an alcohol-free, community-wide celebration of New Year’s Eve.
The traditional Memorial Day Parade draws large crowds up and down Main Street.
The Great Race, held every summer on the Saugatuck River, fields a splashy array of seaworthy crafts as well as designer’s specials, the “Funtastical” tubs.
Fourth of July fireworks are an extravaganza on Compo Beach.