Westport

Welcome to Westport

Culturally inclined and upscale in its overall atmosphere, the desirable community of Westport covers 33 square miles, including the Saugatuck River. With its sandy beaches, scenic shoreline, and inland woods, Westport is a former summer resort town that remained a center for artists while it evolved into a bedroom community for leading New York executives. Westport is unique, with its two business centers and a commercial corridor down its center. Main Street Downtown is renowned for its upscale shopping and wide variety of unique shops. Along the Post Road, anything can be found, from antique automobilies to hardware and lumber. The people make Westport unique. It is a diverse town made up of many nationalities and all walks of life. As an environmentally aware community, it was one of the first to ban plastic bags.

Places of Interest

Local News

  • Westport News
  • 06880danwoog.com
  • Westport Patch
  • New York Times
  • Westport, Connecticut Buying Guide

Library

The Westport Library is a vibrant town hub with the latest technology, enriching the intellectual and creative lives of the community. It includes the MakerSpace – a place for creation, collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The three-level building was renovated in the summer of 2019 and now features more meeting rooms, conference rooms, program rooms, a family lounge, an expanded cafe and outdoor deck, live audio and video recording studios, and an enhanced MakerSpace. Westport Library 20 Jesup Road 203.226.7600.

Recreational Facilities

Westport boasts three town beaches, over twenty town parks, and Connecticut’s first state park, Sherwood Island State Park. Westport’s Compo Beach includes a sandy beach, skate park, playground, picnic area, ballfields, pickleball courts and marina. The Longshore Club Park includes an 18 hole golf course, private sailing school, community pool, 9 Har-Tru lighted tennis courts and paddle ball courts, a skating rink, as well as the Inn at Longshore. Westport is also home to a rich cultural scene with the Westport Country Playhouse, Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, MoCA Westport and many other active cultural organizations.

AREA OF TOWN33 square miles
POPULATION27,840
AIRPORTSLaGuardia Airport - 43 miles JFK Airport - 49 miles Westchester Airport - 22 miles
TRANSPORTATIONMetro-North to Grand Central - Aprox 1 hour New York City - 47 miles

Cafes and Restaurants

THE LOCALS KNOW THE PLACE TO BE!
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Westport has long been known as a dining mecca. Whether on Main Street, Post Road, or any number of small side streets, there are scores of restaurant options, riverfront dining to cozy fireside options, sure to appeal to all tastes. Here are just a few:
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190 Main Bar & Restaurant 190 Main Street (203) 293-4564
Angelina's Trattoria1092 Post Road East (203) 227-0865
Amis Trattoria1 Church Lane (203) 514-4906
Arezzo Restorante & Bar5 Riverside Avenue (203) 557-9375
Bar Lupa
1431Post Road East (203) 292-9638
Bar Taco20 Wilton Road  (203) 222-8226
Black Duck 605 Riverside Avenue (203) 227-7978
Boathouse Restaurant at Saugatuck Rowing Club521 Riverside Avenue  (203) 227-3399
The Cottage256 Post Road East  (203) 557-3701
Don Memo90 Post Road East  (203) 557-6198
Dunville's41 Saugatuck Avenue (203) 227-0511
Finalmente Trattoria165 Post Road East (203) 226-8500
GG & Joe165 Main Street (203) 247-6799
The Granola Bar275 Post Road East (203) 349-5202
Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant36 Railroad Place (203) 221-0810
Rive Bistro299 Riverside Avenue (203) 557-8049
Romanacci Pizza Bar
54 Railroad Place (203) 571-3301
Rye Ridge Deli159 Main Street  (203) 557-8280
Sakura of Westport680 Post Road East (203) 222-0802
Sherwood Diner901 Post Road East (203) 226-5535
The Spotted Horse Tavern26-28 Church Lane (203) 557-9393
Tarantino Restaurant & Bar30 Railroad Place (203) 454-3188
Tarry Lodge Pizza 30 Charles Street  (203) 571-1038
Terrain561 Post Road East (203) 226-2750
Tutti's Restaurant599 Riverside Avenue  (203) 221-0262
Via Sforza Trattoria243 Post Road West (203) 454-4444
Viva Zapata530 Riverside Avenue (203) 227-8226
Walrus Alley90 Post Road East (203) 333-2733
The Whelk575 Riverside Avenue (203) 557-0902
Winfield Street Coffee13 Post Road West (203) 866-4348
Hudson Malone323 Main Street  (203) 635-7400
Jeera Thai Westport165 Post Road East (203) 557-9799
Kawa Ni19 Bridge Street (203) 557-8775
Little Barn1050 Post Road East (203) 557-8501
Manna Toast29 Church Lane (203) 557-8300
Match Burger Lobster580 Riverside Avenue (203) 557-8800
The Mumbai Times Indian Cuisine616 Post Road East (203) 226-0211
The Naan361 Post Road West (203) 557-6667
OKO6 Wilton Road (203) 557-8404
Organic Krush374 Post Road East (203) 477-1275
Parker Mansion41 Riverside Avenue  (203) 557-9325
Pane e Bene1620 Post Road East (203) 292-9584
Pink Sumo Sushi4 Church Lane  (203) 557-8080
Rainbow Thai5 Bridge Square (203) 557-9000


Overview for Westport, CT

28,413 people live in Westport, where the median age is 46.5 and the average individual income is $115,091. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,413

Total Population

46.5 years

Median Age

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$115,091

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Demographics and Employment Data for Westport, CT

Westport has 10,127 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Westport do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,413 people call Westport home. The population density is 1,092.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

28,413

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46.5

Median Age

48.64 / 51.36%

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2.79

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$115,091

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Schools in Westport, CT

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