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CNN/Money ranked the town of Greenwich Connecticut as 12th on the list of 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in 2005. It is one of the most affluent towns in the United States, and is one of the most upscale suburbs of New York City. By train it is approximately 40 minutes from Manhattan, and the city has four train stations.
This small town is near more than a dozen large and medium sized centers of higher education, including numerous colleges and universities; from Yale University to Sara Lawrence College and many others. These various schools help make for an enlightened community, that is vibrant with activity.
The town of Greenwich is home to Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1958, as well as the Greenwish Choral Society. The town’s largest museum is the city-owned Bruce Museum, which features a collection of art and natural history artifacts.
While considered a commuter city, Greenwich is actually home to several companies, with offices and corporate headquarters located in this small scenic town. Greenwich actually makes up several small communities, including Cos Cob, Riverside, Old Greenwich and Greenwich, as well as neighboring towns that also use the Greenwich name and zip code. But the heart of the town is the downtown district that includes small shops, various boutiques, diverse restaurants and numerous attractions that make for a very different feel from nearby New York City.