Typically New England in its charm and tradition, Westport is a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing place to live, located within easy commuting distance to New York City and central to the main corporate headquarters that have migrated to Fairfield County. The shorefront community, stretching north along the Saugatuck River and east along Long Island Sound, offers abundant recreational opportunities and residential areas with lovely water views. The rolling hills of the Connecticut countryside, lined with low stone walls built by early colonial settlers, range to the north. Commuting: Westport is 65 minutes by express train for the many executives who commute to offices in New York City. Trains run on a frequent schedule during peak morning and evening hours, and hourly during the rest of the day. Westport’s local bus system transports residents to the railway station as well as to other Westport locales.
Commuting: Westport is 65 minutes by express train for the many executives who commute to offices in New York City. Trains run on a frequent schedule during peak morning and evening hours, and hourly during the rest of the day. Westport’s local bus system transports residents to the railway station as well as to other Westport locales.
Education: Noted for its excellent 4-4-4 school system, Westport provides three elementary schools, two middle schools and one expansive high school, all highly rated. Special education for students requiring special needs is provided in all schools through three different programs. Staples High School offers a fine guidance counseling program and Courses in continuing education for adults. A wide selection of nursery schools, both private and church sponsored, are available for pre-schoolers.
Recreational Facilities: Public beaches for swimming, boating, wind-surfing, and fishing, lie a short walk or bike ride away, or, at most, a ten minute drive from- the farthest reaches of Town. Longshore Club Park provides a public golf course, swimming pool and tennis courts as well as accommodations for small boats in its Town-owned Marina. Additional public facilities include tennis court complexes and boating facilities. A spacious waterfront area, Sherwood Island State Park combines a mile-long beach with playgrounds, ball fields and a shady picnic grove. Private clubs include grounds for horseback riding and polo, yacht and country clubs. Five Motion Picture theaters feature the latest film releases and offer weekend matinees for the kiddies.
Cultural Opportunities: Westport boasts numerous cultural activities appealing to almost every interest. The famous 50-year old Westport Country Playhouse offers professional theater productions throughout the summer. Levitt Pavilion, located on the banks of the Saugatuck River, is an extraordinary outdoor theater. It presents an array of free programs from jazz and rock concerts to pop and classical music, puppet shows, magic shows, and dance ensembles Linder the stars all summer long. Special benefit concerts are also given by celebrity performers throughout the season. In addition to providing studio space for artists, the Westport Arts Center sponsors theater programs, art tours and exhibits year-round. Outdoor arts and crafts shows are seasonal traditions along the sidewalks of the Town. The Westport/Weston Community Theater is open to all residents who want to participate in theatrical productions. Nature lovers can enjoy walks, birding field trips and a variety of environmental classes and expeditions at the Nature Center for Environmental activities. The Westport YMCA offers swimming and physical fitness classes for the youngest to the oldest family member in addition to a full calendar of special activities for all ages.