Known as the Gateway to New England, Greenwich is strategically located. Within an hour’s commute to Manhattan, it is bordered by the burgeoning Stamford office metropolis on the east, New York’s Westchester County on the west and the waters of Long Island Sound on the south. Any description of the unique areas of Greenwich wouldn’t be complete without mention of the extraordinarily beautiful mid-country and backcountry that encompass nearly two-thirds of the town’s geography. Four-acre zoning is the rule in most of the backcountry area, defined as north of the Merritt Parkway, while one- and two-acre zoning is most common in the mid-country to the south. Here is where most of the town’s golf courses and many of its parklands are found, including the Audubon property with its impressive headquarters and the Kimberlin Nature Education Center. Perhaps most surprising, this is all within thirty-five miles of Manhattan.