Westport is a typical New England town filled with charm and old world tradition. Whether part of the shorefront community along the Saugatuck River or Long Island Sound, or further north in the rolling Connecticut hills, Westport is within easy commuting distance to New York City and serves as a gateway to the many corporate offices located in Fairfield County. For a vibrant community with ample shopping and access to a waterfront lifestyle, look no further than Westport.
Noted for its excellent school system, Westport provides three elementary schools, two middle schools and one expansive high school, all highly rated. Staples High School offers a fine guidance counseling program and courses in continuing education for adults. Green’s Farms Academy is an independent day school serving students from pre-K through high school. A wide selection of nursery schools, both private and church sponsored, are available for pre-schoolers.
Westport offers numerous public activities for locals and visitors alike. Swimming, wind-surfing, and fishing can all be found in and around the town beaches. Due to its proximity to the water, the town also enjoys extensive boating and rowing clubs and facilities. Public tennis courts and a golf course, as well as a Town-owned Marina are also available. Longshore Club Park and Sherwood Island State Park incude ball fields, picnic areas and playgrounds. Westport also offers private equestrian, polo, yacht and country clubs.Top retailers and boutique shops line downtown Main Street, while the Post Road offers an abundance of shopping and dining. Westport also boasts the Westport Country Playhouse, Levitt Pavilion which hosts outdoor concerts and performances, the Westport Arts Theater and the Nature Center for Environmental Studies.
Commuting to New York City takes approximately is 65 minutes by express train. Trains run on a frequent schedule during peak morning and evening hours.
Westport to NYC
Metro-North New Haven Schedule
There are two train stations in Westport. The Westport station is located at 1 Railroad Place off Saugatuck Avenue. It has full ADA access and ticket machines are available. There is no staffed ticket office at this location. The fare to GCT is $15.75 one-way peak, $11.75 one-way off peak, and $341 monthly. Parking is offered by the Westport Police Department (203-341-6001). The second – Green’s Farms – is located at 2 Post Office Lane and does not offer full ADA access. Ticket machines are available but there is no staffed ticket office. Parking is offered by the Westport Parking Authority at 203-341-6052. The fare to GCT is $17.75 one-way peak, $13.25 one-way off peak, and $388 monthly. This station serves Green’s Farms Academy