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Escape to Saugatuck!

Jim and Julie and their two kids were feeling trapped in their 800 sq. foot apartment in Brooklyn, NY and the prospects of finding more space that they could afford in Brooklyn were slim. Then something magical happened! They found an affordable house with 4000 sq. feet, beautiful grounds with a pool and every amenity they needed nearby. They discovered my neighborhood, Saugatuck, in Westport, located on the Saugatuck River, where it gets its name. Centrally located to the train station, Compo Beach, Longshore Public Golf Course and a vibrant downtown.

Saugatuck, the oldest neighborhood in Westport with its eclectic mix of cottages, small single family homes and new construction, is full of charm and has a great neighborhood feel. In more recent years, it has been enjoying a revival with new restaurants and businesses setting up shop. The Whelk (one of my favorites), Parker Mansion, Rizutto’s, Harvest Wine Bar, Garelick & Herbs, The Boathouse, Kawa Ni (best Sake bombs) Fleisher's Craft Butchery, Bar ‘Bucha and Tarry Lodge are all within walking distance in a one mile radius from each other not to mention some of the more established spots like Tutti’s and Tarantino’s.

"On warm summer nights, the streets are filled with people milling around the hot spots for drinks, dinner or a walk with the kids for ice cream or candy at Saugatuck Sweets overlooking the river."

In this same quarter, you can find lessons and rentals for paddle boarding at Downunder Westport or rowing lessons and club membership at Saugatuck Rowing Club. Public amenities are also plentiful with options for sailing, ice skating, golf, tennis and swimming, walking and picnicking at Compo Beach. The Ned Dimes Marina adjacent to Compo Beach is available for boaters and is maintained by the Town of Westport. Sailing, motor boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and hang gliding are all available to you on the waters of Long Island Sound.
Jim and Julie took the plunge and love living in Saugatuck! They have easy access to top ranked schools, commuting is faster and less stressful and the price tag is affordable, especially the property taxes in comparison to neighboring towns and communities like Westchester County.

I also love Saugatuck for its convenience to everything I need and do. The library, the train, the shops, music at the Levitt Pavilion, and theatre at the Westport Country Playhouse, the beach and my dance classes are all within 2 miles of home. I love being able to walk to most things.

"You really feel connected to the community in Saugatuck."

It offers so many opportunities to engage with other people and share what's important to you. For example, I love to read, garden, dance and lounge in the sun and I find that I can do all those things with my neighbors and friends all in the Saugatuck area. Get ready to give your FitBit a work out!
It really is living the great escape everyday!

Featured Listings

5 Fairview Drive, Westport (Coleytown), CT 06880

$7,500 per month
Looking for a tranquil setting to get away to during the summer? Look no further! This cozy, inviting home is surrounded by nature, but only minutes to all of the amenities that Westport has to offer. Calming interior spaces with views of nature and plenty of light. Sliding and French doors lead you to a large deck where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. The house offers 4 bedrooms up and one in the lower level with private access. Eat-in-kitchen with pantry, formal dining room and living room with fireplace. Expansive family room is also located in the lower level. The room off of the living room is wrapped in windows with a vaulted ceiling. Perfect space for office or studio. Available 8/20-9/15

1 Bluewater Hill South, Westport (Compo Beach), CT 06880

Live the resort lifestyle in the heart of Compo Beach! Show-stopping Mediterranean Estate on a private coveted cul-de-sac,w/community tennis court & private beach.This handsome home is ideally located a stone's throw from beach&marina and short stroll to Long Shore Country Club.For those commuters;a walking bridge to commuter train is an added bonus.Stone terraces & landscaped acreage create an outdoor oasis, while its sophisticated, bright&open floor plan is made for entertaining.Expansive 2-story LR w/ FP,custom library,FR w/gas FP open to sun-drenched dining & gourmet kitchen. 1st flr MSTR-SUITE w/spa bath overlooks the serene garden.2nd level houses family bdrms,large game room & office connected by an airy bridge.

130 Hillandale Road, Westport (Greens Farms), CT 06880

In collaboration with Vicente Burin Architects, noted builder Michael Heine & inspired by the Belgian minimalist, Wim Pauwels, this custom Greens Farms home defines transitional modern. Offering a sense of calm and serenity, its sunny spaces are state-of-the-art, including two-story kitchen/breakfast room, breathtaking master-suite with fireplace plus spa-like bath & additional 5 en-suite bedrooms. Great entertainment spaces in walk-out lower level including living area with fireplace, gym, full bath & game room with French doors to patios. It's well landscaped property creates a private outdoor sanctuary with dining & lounging areas overlooking gardens and pool.

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