Cos Cob, an enclave in Greenwich about 32 miles from Manhattan, seems a place in perpetual motion.
There are rowers — teenagers from private schools, as well as adults looking to stretch their limbs — who skim past in crew boats along the Mianus River. Others sail past in yachts from the necklace of marinas along River and Strickland Roads.
Commuters use bikes to get to Cos Cob’s wood-frame Metro-North Railroad station, before chugging off to Grand Central Terminal. About 20 percent of residents say they use public transportation to travel to work, census records indicate, versus 4 percent statewide.
Residents say they love the neighborhood’s walkability.