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      • Population approximately 28,000 residents
      • Founded in 1835
      • Land area is 33 square miles
      • Neighborhoods include Coleytown, Compo, Greens Farms, and Saugatuck, among others
      • Westport is bordered by Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, Fairfield, and Long Island Sound to the south
      About Westport
      • Westport has a rich history with art, creativity and culture; many musicians, authors and artists moved here in the early 1900’s
      • The Westport Playhouse, Levitt Pavilion, MOCA Westport, Earthplace, and Community Theatre contribute to the art vibe
      • It has a lot of charm but also many local businesses, a booming commercial area, NYC-style boutiques, and high-end shops
      • There are also golf courses, country clubs, marinas, playgrounds, tennis courts, and skate parks
      • Sherwood Island State Park comprises of 234 acres and is a favorite for walking, relaxing on the beach, holding community events (like Chowdafest); Compo Beach is another favorite
      • The Saugatuck River runs straight through, contributing to the charming yet ritzy feel
      • In 2018, Westport was named the “9th wealthiest city in the United States”
      Living in Westport
      • Most homes have city water and sewer
      • Two train stations on the Metro North line (Westport and Greens Farms)
      • 5 Elementary Schools
      • 2 Middle Schools
      • 1 High School
      • Several private schools
      • Three beaches
      • Westport has lower taxes compared to Weston and Fairfield, but the purchase price is higher – starting around $400,000 and going up to $10 million dollar waterfront estates
      • Also known to have celebrities like Martha Stewart and formerly Anne Hathaway
      • Median sale price for a single family home (as of January 2024) is $1,750,000
      Fun Facts
      • Westport is the inspiration behind the TV shows “American Housewife” and “Bewitched” – both shows are set in an affluent Connecticut town similar to Westport
      • Westport has three sister cities in Marigny-le-Lozon, France; St. Petersburg, Russia; Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

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