Westport is an active, cosmopolitan waterfront community of 25,000 located one hour from New York City. With a rich history as a community of artists and actors, the town has retained its eclectic flavor. The Westport Country Playhouse and the Levitt Pavillion, featuring nightly summer outdoor performances, and various art shows, music festivals, restaurants and shops entertain locals and visitors from Manhattan and various parts of Fairfield County.
Situated on the shores of the Long Island Sound and the Saugatuck River, Westport has a resort feel with beautiful beaches and its crown jewel, Longshore Country Club. All Westport residents are members of Longshore, with its eighteen-hole golf course, three swimming pools, tennis courts, sailing school and seasonal ice-skating rink. The Parks and Recreation Department has an extensive program including soccer, tennis, basketball, and summer activities. Boating enthusiasts attracted to the Long Island Sound use Westport’s marinas and private yachting clubs as an attractive home base. Equestrians enjoy Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club while bikers and runners will find many races and events sponsored here.
The Westport school system is highly regarded. All of the public schools have been renovated or newly built. Westport now has five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
WESTPORT LINKS and RESOURCES
Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)
Coleytown Elementary School
Greens Farms Elementary School
Kings Highway Elementary
Saugatuck Elementary School
Middle Schools (Grades 5-8)
High School (Grade 9-12)
Staples High School
Schools – Private
Greens Farms Academy (Grades K-12)
The town of Westport's largest beach, home to a seaside playground and marina.
Longshore Country Club
Waterfront Park with tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, swimming pool, playground, picnic areas, restaurant, skating rink, and softball fields.
62-acre sanctuary with trails, museum and nature science exhibits and aquarium.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings open free to the public, weather permitting.
Sherwood Island State Park
Nature Center and State Beach