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As someone from Back Country, I can attest to a lot of this. A very very wealthy part of Greenwich where houses sell for 4.5 million and over. Most kids here go to boarding schools such as Loomis Chaffee, Deerfield, Choate, and Phillips A+E. Kids here get their first car when they're 15. All the girls wear van cleef, Cartier and go yachting in with their dads yacht on the weekends. You'll commonly see preps here, boys only play lacrosse, hockey and football.... Moms are usually stay at home moms, and dads work as lawyers, surgeons, executives or CEOs in Manhattan
Oh she is really preppy.... must be from back country greenwich
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A town filled with rich juul fiends who buy 12 packs at once on their daddy's card. While this might seem like everyone's a pretentious douchebag, Greenwich is split into 6 areas with pretty different people. First there's Old Greenwich/Riverside, which is where all of the people go to live right on the water, they get Upper Crust Bagels every morning and think Garden Catering is better than Chicken Joes, these are the humblest rich kids in Greenwich. Next to that is Cos Cob, this area is mixed between rich and middle class, everyone here gets high as fuck at "pomy"/"monty" (forests where adults walk there dogs and kids smoke weed), Cos Cob is the most normal you'll get in Greenwich. Then there's Glenville/Byram, these two are the areas that kind of stick to themselves, if you aren't from one of them, chances are you aren't friends with kids there. It's the capitol of potheads in Greenwich, if you wanna get high, you're probs copping from some kid who lives there. Last is Back Country, which consists of enormous multi-million dollar homes owned by Wall Street commuters and their lacrosse player sons who are legacies UMich, they do coke and rip their bongs in their guest houses. It takes 30 minutes to drive to literally any part of Greenwich, so chances are your 1am booty calls never pull through. No matter what part of Greenwich you're from, you probs have a severe drinking problem and know at least 5 kids who've been to rehab, and at least 3 who have gone more than once.
Girl: "Hey I'm copping from Byram, can you give me a ride? I'm in Back Country Greenwich."
Boy: "Sorry I gotta full tank of gas, I'll run out."
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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.
Bottom line: Greenwich is preppy to the max, a prime example of a community so sheltered that most of the people there have an incredibly skewed perspective of wealth.
by kidfromgreenwich June 25, 2005
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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.
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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.
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