Larchmont, Rowayton, Byram and New Canaan are four of the most desirable communities to buy a home right now in the Westchester/Fairfield area. So, each week, we’re showcasing one of those towns and a hot property currently on the market there. With insider information on what you can expect from each area, you’ll be better informed than ever on making the best move for your family.

Today we’re looking at an 8 bedroom home that sits right on the Long Island Sound in the Byram, CT area. David Ogilvy & Associates fills you in on everything you need to know:

Residents: 4,597
Avg. Home Price: $2,750,000

Highlights of living here: There is a well-defined business district, an industrial area along the river, working-class neighborhoods, middle-class areas and a very wealthy section along the shore.

The lifestyle in Byram: It’s family-oriented—everyone knows one another.  It’s a close-knit community with a wonderful park for picnics and baseball diamonds overlooking the sound. During the summer months, you can enjoy the beach concession stand at Byram Shore Park on Ritch Avenue.

Ideal buyer for the area: Someone who wants to find everything around them; it’s walking distance to schools, restaurants and even the beach! And Farwells Island is a hidden sanctuary.

Common question from prospective buyers: “Is Byram a part of Greenwich?” Yes, it certainly is. Younger couples may be more inclined to look further into Byram, where the average price of a home is more affordable.

Fun facts about Byram: It has incredible history. It was once inhabited by the Miossehassaky tribe and served as the site of three quarrying operations in the 1800s. Maps show that the bluestone from Byram was used to create the Brooklyn Bridge and (rumor has it) the Statue of Liberty.

Favorite spot in town: Char Restaurant on South Water Street. If you’re looking for something on the go, Firehouse Deli has thebest sandwiches by far in Greenwich!  Another favorite is the Famous Greek Kitchen of Greenwich on North Water Street.

36/38 Game Cock Road
Bedrooms: 8
Baths: 5.5
Square feet: 6,166
Price: $18,500,000
This two-residence property sits on Farwells Island, an exclusive enclave in Long Island Sound, accessible from the mainland by a stone bridge. The home, built in 1936, has hidden patios, secluded gardens, a private beach and protected boat docking.
CONTACT: David Ogilvy & Associates, 203-869-9866, info@davidogilvy.com