Westport is the ultimate destination for those looking for luxurious coastal living, close to all of the best amenities that Fairfield County has to offer.
A sophisticated and cosmopolitan town, with a population of 27,141 (2023), Westport still maintains the small-town ambiance that has been attracting history’s most noteworthy writers, artists and celebrities since the 1920’s. High profile residents who have enjoyed the ability to fly “under the radar” in Westport, have included Paul Newman, Bette Davis, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe. Stemming from this impressive artistic history, the town continues to celebrate a diversity of cultural pursuits including The Levitt Pavilion for Performing Arts, MoCA for the Arts, The Westport Country Playhouse and the newly redesigned Westport Public Library. Books fairs, art festivals, concerts, theatrical events and the annual Jazz, Blues & BBQ festival set the tone for a town that is proud to embrace art and music.
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 space, including 3 town beaches, boating, softball, golf, tennis, biking, jogging and strolling in the numerous town parks. Compo Beach is the “gem of Westport” offering residents access to an expansive playground, picnic areas and BBQ facilities. Boaters enjoy the ease of access to several local docks – including many that are situated outside some of the town’s favorite watering holes and are available for “sail up” parking while you enjoy a night on land. Longshore Country Club is town owned and exclusive for a nominal yearly fee to Westport residents, offering a breathtaking 18-hole golf course, 3 swimming pools, tennis paddle ball, sailing, ice skating and more – all with captivating views of the Sound!
The picturesque downtown Main Street has a handful of cafes, luxury boutiques such as Vince, Serena & Lily, Lululemon, Theory, Anthropologie and Vuori. Notable downtown restaurants include Casa Me, featuring artisan Italian cuisine and The Spotted Horse, a jammin’ little hideaway where locals gather for great food and drink.
Proximity to New York City
Westport is located approximately 47 miles from New York City and is serviced by the Metro-North New Haven line to Grand Central Station. There are two train stations in Westport, Greens Farms and Saugatuck. Parking is available for $5 per day at both stations.
Parks and Nature:
Compo Beach, Westport
Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
Winslow Dog Park, Westport
Earthplace (Nature Center and Trails), Westport
There are many amazing dining options in Westport to fulfill any craving. Whether it is a casual meal or elegant fine dining, you’ll be sure to find it close to home! Visit Terrain Garden Café, a greenhouse café located within a magical Home & Garden Store, offering seasonal changing brunch, lunch and dinner menus. With views of the Saugatuck River, BarTaco is home to delicious margaritas and fresh, unique dishes and drinks, on the water.
Other local favorites:
Main Street Westport is lined with a multitude of luxury brand boutiques and locally owned shops including Vince, Lululemon, J. Crew, Serena & Lily, Barbour, Intermix & Anthropologie.
For a wider selection of luxe brands head a to South Norwalk’s new SONO Collection which includes Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, in addition to a number of nationally recognized chain stores.
Westport boasts an exemplary public school system that includes 5 Elementary Schools (K-5) that feed in to Bedford Middle School (6-8) and Staples High School. Offering 35 Varsity sports and a variety of activities and clubs to cultivate each child’s interests. More than 93 percent of students continue on to 4 year colleges.
In Westport and the neighboring towns, there are many private school options, including Greens Farms Academy, a top-ranked institution located on Westport’s Gold Coast.
Little Gan Preschool
Carol Schoke Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel
A Child’s Place
Christ and Holy Trinity
The Conservative Synagogue Preschool
Greens Farms Nursery School
Learning Community Day School
Little Wreckers Preschool
Saugatuck Nursery School
Westport Weston Coop
Public Elementary Schools:
Public High School:
Local Private Schools:
Bi-Cultural Day School
Fairfield Country Day
Green Farms Academy
Steward Outdoor School
The Southport School
Assumption Catholic School
Great Beginnings Montessori School
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
The Unquowa School
Town of Westport
Westport Public Schools
Longshore Golf Club
Parks and Recreation
Westport/Weston Chamber of Commerce
Westport Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA)
Westport Public Library
Private Recreational Clubs:
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