“Like Old Greenwich, Cos Cob, Banksville and other distinctive neighborhoods of Greenwich, Glenville is a town within a town, with its own fire station, shops, restaurants and community. Center,” according to Greenwich-based Realtor Elizabeth “Betsy” Galindo, Halstead Property.
“At the same time, it lies close to some of Greenwich’s hidden gems, like the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, the Audubon Center, and the local family-run Augustine’s Farm,” Galindo added. She’s currently representing the seller of 95 Bowman Drive North in Glenville, a move-in ready three-bedroom colonial with attached two-car garage, listed for $1.375 million.
“95 Bowman Drive North is on one of the original streets of King Merritt Acres,” Galindo described the property. “It is attractively understated – a 4,100-square-foot tri-level home with pretty gardens, decks and terraces. The house has been expanded and tastefully upgraded over the years, with hardwood floors throughout, elegant detailing, walk-in closets, built-ins and window seats. A brick hearth is the focal point of the gracious living room, and a double-sized fireplace adjoins the formal dining room and eat-in kitchen.”
As a “town within a town,” Glenville offers an array of housing options, from well under $1 million and up, yet still affording its buyers all the amenities for which Greenwich is known.
“Glenville has a wide choice of housing options, from condo complexes to single-family homes, attracting first-time homebuyers and downsizers. The quiet streets, which are part of the King Merritt community, are zoned 1 acre, and home styles run the gamut from ranches to colonials.”
Another compelling Glenville trait? Location.
“Proximity to King Street and the Merritt Parkway – coupled with nearby train stops on both the New Haven and Harlem lines, makes for easy commuting to Manhattan, White Plains and beyond,” Galindo explained.
Location and low taxes
Barbara Wells, a Realtor with Houlihan Lawrence, is the listing agent for 54 Nicholas Ave., a Glenville property she calls a “great buy” at $529,000. Wells shared some thoughts about what makes Glenville distinctive among Greenwich’s other hamlets and neighborhoods.
“Being so close to the New York border makes it a very convenient place to live,” Wells explained. “Minutes away to the Merritt Parkway and to town, as well. Glenville offers a suburban feel and has many parks for residents to enjoy. The Western Greenwich Civic Center is located in the heart of Glenville and offers residents the opportunity to play organized sports, work out and host parties.”
The two-bedroom raised ranch has an attached one-car garage and 910 square feet of living space.
“Situated on a quiet street, this is an opportunity for a buyer to enjoy this petite maison with a great backyard,” Wells suggested. “Situated high, this home has great views. An enterprising buyer can add value to the property by finishing the lower level and the walk-up second floor. [It’s] a cute home for those seeking to live in Greenwich – for a very affordable price and have the bonus of very low taxes.”
The property’s Glenville location is particularly persuasive.
“Glenville presents a serene setting that residents can enjoy while shopping at the local supermarket or going out to eat at several highly rated restaurants, including Rebecca’s, Bambou Asian and Centro Ristorante, plus several others,” she said.
“The public schools in Glenville are highly rated, and the elementary school was just recently renovated by a renowned construction company,” Wells noted.