The backcountry is generally considered the area north of the Merritt Parkway, which runs east to west through Greenwich.

Welcome to Backcountry

The back country is generally considered the area north of the Merritt Parkway, which runs east to west through Greenwich. It is bounded by Westchester County to the west and north and by Stamford to the east. With a minimum of four-acre zoning in most of the area, the roughly 1,700 homes there are set well apart. Historic houses tend to sit close to the narrow roads, while many multimillion-dollar homes are set way back, nearly hidden behind stone walls.
A long tradition of horseback riding is upheld by the Greenwich Riding and Trails Association, which oversees the many miles of bridle trails in the area — a responsibility that includes prevailing upon individual homeowners to observe the custom of allowing riders to cross their property.
Back country is a golfer’s paradise, with three private clubs — the Stanwich Club, Fairview Country Club, and Tamarack Country Club — as well as a popular public course, the Griffith E. Harris Golf Course. Known as the Griff, its has an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones, a driving range, a youth program for children 5 and up, and a new barbecue restaurant.
Kelsey Farm has offered youth riding lessons since 1949. Facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas and a cross-country course.
Audubon Greenwich, headquartered in a rambling, Adirondack-style building, has a 285-acre main sanctuary with seven miles of trails.
The Brant Foundation, which has a mission to promote education and appreciation of contemporary art and design, opened its doors at 941 North St in backcountry Greenwich in 2009 and presents two long-term exhibitions each year, curated primarily from the collection. The collection is remarkable in that scores of artists are represented in depth, including works from the earliest period of their practice through their most recent works. The structure was originally built in 1909 as a cold-storage barn, part of the vast E.C. Conyers estate.
Greenwich Polo Club was established in 1981 and is recognized as one of the elite high-goal polo venues in the world. Known for its unmatched roster of legendary teams, professional players, and champion equine athletes, fondly known as polo ponies. Distinguished families, young entrepreneurs, artists, and well-known personalities are all part of the international dynamic which makes Greenwich Polo Club so unique.
Driving the roughly 35 miles to New York City on the Merritt and Hutchinson River parkways takes about 45 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic. The Metro-North New Haven Line trains from Greenwich station to Grand Central take 45 minutes to an hour.

Overview for Backcountry, CT

24,788 people live in Backcountry, where the median age is 43.4 and the average individual income is $114,940. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Backcountry, CT

There's plenty to do around Backcountry, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Loyalty Fitness, Club Sweat, and The Ski & Scuba Connection.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 1.47 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.68 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.66 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.61 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Backcountry, CT

Backcountry has 9,447 households, with an average household size of 2.59. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Backcountry do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,788 people call Backcountry home. The population density is 1,831.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Backcountry, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Backcountry. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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New Lebanon School
PreK - 5th
The Stanwich School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Greenwich Japanese School
1st - 9th
No rating available
Hamilton Avenue School
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
Greenwich Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Central Middle School
6th - 8th
North Street School
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th
Julian Curtiss School
K - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Greenwich Country Day
PreK - 9th
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