About – Westport, CT

Westport is a town of just over 26,000 people spread over about 33.5 square miles.

Westport is located in Fairfield County on beautiful Long Island Sound. This coastal Connecticut town was first inhabited by Native Americans and so many of the neighborhoods, streets and landmarks still hold historic Native American names.

Westport, like nearby towns, is able to keep its colonial charm while offering the facilities that give its residents a complete modern life. This includes access to green spaces, transportation, and great schools.

Compaug Beach, more commonly referred to as Compo Beach, is one of these outdoor areas, encompassing 29 acres of beautiful beaches and park areas. It is a picturesque beach, at the mouth of the Saugatuck River. Compo has always been a very popular and exclusive neighborhood on the Connecticut Gold Coast. 

Today’s Westport remains a flourishing town popular with artists and has a vibrant creative scene exemplified through destinations such as the Westport Playhouse. A town built on diversity, Westport has many Christian-based churches and is home to five Temples. Westport is filled with many businesses, shops, a theater, and is a popular town from which to commute to New York City via train.

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Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce