This is the time of year where we like to get-away for a change of scenery and more than not we end up going to New England to go leaf peeping. Instead of going to Vermont, like everyone else, we have been visiting and spending time in a charming affluent town in Southern Connecticut located one hour by train from NYC called Westport. This was once home to Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward for over 50 years in the Coleytown section of Westport.
Westport sits directly on the Saugatuck river and has a small village feel to it as well as a rural bucolic setting yet is a stone throw from New York City. Westport also has wonderful restaurants, bars and a vibrant culture as well as a thriving arts community. We also discovered in our travels that Westport lies directly on the Long Island Sound and has a wonderful beach by the name of Compo that has a number of quintessential Connecticut homes that sit up high overlooking the beach and the Long Island Sound. The weather is remarkably mild in this part of the world and the air is crisp and clear.
We were able to get a full tour of the town from our friend Tom Kelley of Kelley Property Group, a real estate agent selling exclusively in the Westport Connecticut area. We hope to return the favor when he comes to San Diego with his family in the coming months.
Consider checking out the gold coast in Westport, CT for a nice change of scenery.