Westport, CT —
Liveliest Neighborhood on the Long Island Sound

You might think a neighborhood with dozens of cool restaurants, a fantastic ice cream shop, a rowing club, kayak/paddleboard rental store, outdoor music and playground — all within a few steps of the train station — would be too much to ask for.
Throw in a Cape Cod clone — with a private island, two yacht clubs and a beach, just a short hop down the road — and you must think it’s really a figment of a realtor’s imagination.

Welcome to Saugatuck, Saugatuck Shores and Saugatuck Island. As soon as you arrive, you feel like you’re at a vacation destination.
Saugatuck, with its active, navigable river and Long Island Sound access, was the original center of Westport.
A recent renovation project has made the area once again the hottest in town. By day, it pulses with activity; when the sun goes down, the 27 restaurants, cafes and bars offer something for everyone.

"It’s an eclectic area."

Just around the bend from the train station (with frequent service to New York and New Haven), Saugatuck Avenue is graced by homes on one or more acres. Many feature private docks; nearly all offer spectacular views. The lifestyle is tranquil and it’s just an hour from New York City.
Don’t miss Stony Point, a gorgeous road winding down to the river just beyond the station’s brick wall.
Water and sky are visible almost everywhere on Saugatuck Shores. Central Bermuda Lagoon is a jet skier and windsurfer’s delight. The Shores also fronts the Sound, with its wealth of activities.

"An ice cream shop straight out of Norman Rockwell."

But you don’t have to head far, just over the historic William Cribari swing bridge, to find two of Westport’s gems: Compo Beach (with its own marina, volleyball and basketball courts, dozens of barbecue grills and endless people-watching), and Longshore (a public park with 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, pool, marina, sailboat and kayak rentals, inn and restaurant).
Both are just a couple of minutes away by car, bike or boat. You can walk there too, over a narrow, pedestrian-only bridge from the train station over the Saugatuck River.
Even many Westporters have never heard of that span. Now you’re truly a Saugatuck local.

Featured Listings

16 Sea Spray Road, Westport (Saugatuck Island), CT

Looking for waterviews, just steps to 3 private beaches? Expanded and renovated, this open-plan Saugatuck Island home features walls of windows, commanding fine waterviews over Long Island Sound and limitless light. A vaulted great room with soaring stone fireplace flows into the stylish kitchen w/ granite bar and breakfast nook. Stepping through French doors from the family room, there is a large 2nd floor veranda for grilling, dining and enjoying the views of the Sound. The master suite also commands water views, including the balcony and European bathroom. Guest suite, 3 family bedrooms, den, playroom and office complete this year-round beach house on the ever-popular Saugatuck Island. Quality everywhere, must be seen to be appreciated! Garage organization system included.

19 Spriteview Avenue, Westport (Saugatuck Island), CT

Live the Vacation lifestyle in sophisticated new home in sought after Saugatuck Island. 4200SF, 3 fin levels Beach Retreat w/Gorgeous water! One of a kind foyer w/ spectacular open light house style cupola that fills the house with pure radiance. Superior finishes throughout & designed with All the MUST HAVES; Stunning kitchen; SS appl, marble center island opens to incredible family rm w/fireplace & water views, great for casual living or entertaining. Relax soak in the sea aroma on the expansive deck. Classic panel office w/views of sound. Sparkling master suite w/gas fireplace, WI closets & bath & 4BR w baths on 2nd level. Fin 3rd floor perfect for a playroom. Copious storage. Private beach/assoc & easy access yacht clubs, amenities, train station & I-95

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