The southernmost town in the state of Connecticut, Greenwich is also one of the wealthiest. Greenwich is very close to New York City: Manhattan can be seen from Greenwich Point Beach, and the city is only a 37-minute train ride away. Many businesses, especially financial service companies, have moved to Greenwich from New York City. While the cost of living is expensive, with high property taxes and utilities, Greenwich is attractive for its healthy business community and safe neighborhoods.
For a small community, there is a bounty of business based in the town of Greenwich. Though hedge fund and financial companies are most prevalent, there is wide variety of industry. Finance and insurance are the most common industries in which people work, followed by education and the professional, scientific and technical service industries. The unemployment rate is far below the national average.
One of the most attractive aspects of living in Greenwich is its four beaches off the Long Island Sound: Greenwich Point, Byram Beach, Island Beach and Great Captain's Island.