Fancy yourself an East Coast escape? This week I take you Cos Cob, a quiet, village-like community in Greenwich, Connecticut, located on the western side of the Mianus River. Here an American Impressionist art colony once thrived, and the town continues to support local artists today. Extensive marinas situated on the upper Mianus Harbor offer the perfect place to park your boat, while a variety of nearby museums and art galleries ensure hours of fun. The close-knit town also made an appearance in season five of AMC’s TV series Mad Men, when Cos Cob became home to character Pete Campbell and his family.
With its thriving local shops and restaurants, small-town charms, and a little over an hours drive into New York City, Cos Cob affords an idyllic private retreat for those looking to unplug and get away. This begs the question, what can I get for a million in Cos Cob? What I find is enough to make good ol’ Pete Campbell dance!