Top Agent: Julie Church

Q: What kind of real estate opportunities does summer offer? A: We are busy showing homes to buyers who want to settle in before the school year starts. Greenwich offers summer rentals in a variety of locations for those who do not want to go to the Hamptons. We have public pools, beaches, tennis courts, and golf courses, so there is no need to belong to a private club. There are also farmer’s markets and ferry trips over to our two town-owned islands.

Q: Are there any areas within Greenwich that are particularly popular?
Riverside, Old Greenwich, and close to town continue to be the most popular locations within Greenwich. I feel that many are missing a good opportunity to live in backcountry, which gives you privacy and land. Backcountry also offers miles of riding trails for the equestrian buyers.

Q: What kind of market are you seeing?
We are seeing a value-driven market where condition is a major priority for buyers.

Q: Who has been purchasing homes in Greenwich?
Our low taxes and great schools make it a desirable move for buyers coming from New York City. We are still seeing some buyers who are moving within Greenwich, as well as a new group of buyers who are looking for second homes in Greenwich.

Q: Any notable openings in the area recently?
A new public 6,400-square-foot pool just opened in Byram, and there are always new stores and restaurants opening on Greenwich Avenue.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Greenwich has a lot to offer, making it an easy move for buyers from the city with familiar establishments —Equinox, SoulCycle, Whole Foods, high-end shopping, and more.

40 Otter Rock Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut; listed for $8,950,000.