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Why Westport

Excellent Location

A former artist's colony situated in historic Fairfield County, Westport is a coastal community with a population of about 26,000, located one hour from New York City - conveniently reached by car (Merritt Parkway or New England Thruway) and frequent train service (Metro North).

Beautiful Surroundings

Residential areas retain the heritage and charm of New England with winding country roads, woods, streams and stone walls, paired with a downtown area of sophisticated shops, offices and restaurants.

Exciting Lifestyle

In addition to its proximity to the cultural riches of New York, Westport and its environs offer high quality musical and theatrical performances, excellent libraries, many art galleries, outstanding art and science museums, many movie theaters, regional symphonic music groups and opera companies, and many fine restaurants.

Sports and Nature

With extensive Long Island Sound shoreline and the Saugatuck River, Westport boasts beautiful beaches, boating, fishing, rowing, and sailing. There are youth and adult sports leagues, golf courses, tennis courts, hiking and nature trails, nature centers and zoos.

Educational Opportunities

Convenient access to several colleges and universities for advanced study, including Yale University, Fairfield University., Sacred Heart University, University of Connecticut, New York University and Teachers' College, Columbia University.