ok so greenwich is THE most uber rich and preppy town on the east coast. it is filled with private schools and country clubs. everyone uses words like 'sketchy', 'uber', 'mad', or 'mad chill'. everyone wears lacoste, vineyard vines, lily, ralph lauren, j. crew and many other preppy labels. everyone here does sports, if u dont...wait no one doesnt do sports...the most popular ones r lacrosse, football, water polo (ummm ya its for girls too!!!), field hockey, and ice hockey. ok so there r some wild partys here but not everyone is always drunk and stoned. ok and we do sometimes push that we live in greenwich...im really not sure why...but watever, i luv it here!!!
greenwich is the place to be.
Here, in the richest town in the U.S., everyone owns houses bigger than most apartment complexes and drive cars that are more expensive than houses in "the rest" of America. 99% of the town is white, and all the girls wear lacoste and ralph lauren polos and oxfords (collars popped -- that's a given), j. crew classics, "real" juicy couture, and accessorize with prada. Knockoffs? What are those?! After lacrosse or field hockey practice, they all top off their polka-dot hair ribbons with eliza b. or rainbow flip flops. Don't even think about wearing just red or blue, it's all "nantucket red" and "lagoon" or "ocean spray".
Now onto the boys they date:
All wear seersucker or madras shorts/pants, and have long, stylishly unkempt hair. They all sail and play lacrosse, and are exceptional at both, when they aren't stoned or drunk. Their families attend yacht club parties every saturday night, where all the men have names like "tyler" and preppy little nicknames.
For fun in Greenwich, girls shop 'til they drop on "the Ave", where the most popular stores include "Rags" and "Wishlist", where you can pay $70 for a faded shirt that has been "professionally aged" so that the buyer can pretend to be ghetto and poor. And "ghetto" is a word used often in Greenwich. Preppy kids dressed to impress often say things like, "woah, man, your BMW is sooo mad ghetto". For the cash it takes to buy the sportscars that are cruising around Greenwich, you could buy and refurbish a ghetto.
A very rich town in Connecticut
where even the seven black people that live there can't be considered black, and excessive drug use is commen, due to the lack of things to do. There is very little that the youth can use to entertain themselves, so everyone knows exactly where to buy heroin.
The style consists of brightly colored Lacoste shirts, usually layered, Khakis, and a looley placed visor on males, and a Jean skirts, a dress shirt over a polo, and flipflops for females, year round.
Mostly everyone owns more than one house, and a boat.
Girl: So, what do you want to do tonight?
Boy: Big party on my boat. Bring your bong.
Girl: Awesome. What time?
Boy: Doesn't matter, if you miss us, we'll send my assistant to get you in the Grady.
greenwich is a wealthy town, no doubt about it. you can add a whole list of other things- preppy, predominantly white, etc. but the definitions here are "a bit" exaggerated. the reality of greenwich has been fabricated here and there, and suddenly it sounds like a TV show or something...everybody is described as an inarticulate, snobby, fantastically rich druggie who acts ghetto. there are people who are some of these things, but not all of greenwich is this way. the greenwich stereotype has been taken to a new level, and greenwich is, in truth, not at all as extreme as it has been portrayed.
this is a true story: i was talking with a woman who had recently moved to greenwich (approximately 6 months ago), and she said she had encountered none of the snobbery that greenwich was famous for. this is not to say that greenwich is free of snobbery, but that for the most part, it is rarely present.
While Greenwich is one of the nation’s wealthiest towns, it is clear many of the teens posting on here have exaggerated the lifestyle. Yes, the people in this town are living better then 97% of the nation’s population, but many of you have simply glamorized the town and the lifestyle that the people lead.
I cant tell if these definations are tongue and cheek or if they are actually serious
An extremely stereotyped town in Southern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Because the property values are high, and there are some areas with mostly large houses, people from Greenwich are tagged as stuck up and ignorant. Although less goes on there than in alot of major cities, that doesn't mean there are no nice people. Look past your preconcieved notions when you are there.
Man1: Look! Their liscence plate says "Honda of Greenwich" they must be rich scumbags!"
Man2: Yeah! lets tailgate them.
Man1: Good idea!
greenwich, CT is one of the wealthiest towns in the United States, but as a person who lives in greenwich, most of these definitions are skewed and presumptuous. I don't sail, play lacrosse, wear polo's or lacoste. I am not white,and although I am the minority there is a lot of us in Greenwich, at least 90+ Argentine families, which is where i am from. There definately is the preppy group but to tell you the truth it isnt the majority of the people. While there is a lot of drug addicts and drunks in greenwich the amount of people who smoke between classes (in a school of 3,000 kids) is less than 50, and i personally have never smoked. I just wanted to give people a different view from all the ones that i have been reading which are mainly assumptions and stereotypes. The descriptions other people wrote are true in some ways but still, to a much lesser extent.
Greenwich is something people assume really isn't.
A Town on the East Coast that is extremely close to New York City. Many of the kids who go there are excessivally good looking, have rich or famous parents, and own everything they want. You do not exsist if you do not consistantly wear ralph lauren or lacoste polos, and if you do not use the correct launguage while interacting, then nothing will make sense to the people you are talking to. (Language consists of the phrases "mad" "chill" and "straight". Often kids will be sent off to boarding school due to bad behavior, and then kicked out since boarding school suplys more drugs than a rich g-wich kid can ask for. During the summer if you do not sail or travel around the world then you most likely belong to a rich summer club (or rocky point) that has either golf, tennis, or sailing. Depending on who you involve yourself with, you could get nice friends, or friends who will always be your enemies. (also, parties are off the hook)The most popular sport is water polo (mainly for boys) and most all the water polo boys are exremely gorgeous and are excessive stoners.
Sebastian: That dude didnt pop his coller today, his polo wasn't even lacoste or ralph lauren
Dylon: Dude thats not straight, lets pop him at lunch after we hit that joint
Sebastian:Shyea dude, that sounds mad chill
Laura: Excuse me bitches
but that doesn't seem right, i give him points for at least layering the nantucket red and sailboat yellow
Guys: True True that chick has a pretty heavy reason...thats chill
Sebastian and Dylon: Tall blondes with aviators and rainbows, IQ ranges from 55-75 points
Laura: Gorgeous girl who gets every guy she wants, blonde too and matches polos with everything.....chill