Located in vibrant Westport, The Saugatuck offers some of the best and most affordable housing in the area. With 36 units ranging from 682 to 874 SF, The Saugatuck is the perfect place for anyone who is 62+ and looking for a great location in this incredible town.
Units at The Saugatuck come in one and two bedroom sizes, each with a full bathroom. The master bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting as well as a large walk-in closet. There are tall, 9ft ceilings as well as big windows, perfect for letting in sunlight and air. The kitchens come with all appliances, which are up-to-date and complement the cabinets. The dining rooms and living rooms have expansive ceilings as well as large windows that give the entire unit an open feeling.
The Saugatuck offers an exercise room complete with machines easily accessible by elevator. Some units feature beautiful French doors that open to patios, perfect for relaxing. There are also a wide variety of events that take place at The Saugatuck. Ranging from free exercise classes to card nights, there is always something fun!
Extra storage is available within the building, need be, and residents and guests will find easy and accessible parking right outside the main building. But perhaps the most important part is the location itself. Situated just minutes from Westport’s downtown area, and within walking distance to the Saugatuck Rowing Club, there are countless attractions and highlights to choose from.
Residential landmarks such as the famous Westport Country Playhouse and Westport Library provide year round services and events that are a hit with people all over Fairfield County. Westport also is also home to the highly sought-after Compo Beach, which is just minutes away from the complex and is one of the best beaches in Connecticut.
In addition, Westport boasts some of the best schools in the entire country. Featuring a variety of schools K-12, any family would be able to rest easy knowing that their child is getting one of the best educations possible.
Westport is located in Fairfield County on beautiful Long Island Sound. This coastal Connecticut town was first inhabited by American Indians and so many of the neighborhoods, streets and landmarks still hold historic American Indian names.
The first non-American Indian settlers were a group of five farming families. The "Bankside Farmers" arrived in 1648 and settled in what is now known as Westport's Greens Farms area, named after farmer John Green. Westport continued to grow as colonial settlers from surrounding towns moved to the area.
Saugatuck Village was the first area to be developed, Saugatuck (meaning "mouth of the tidal river") was important to farmers, as it allowed them to distribute their goods to other markets. Other business popped up along Saugatuck's riverbanks, forming a bustling community with stores, wharves and even a tavern.
As the community grew, a center for town meetings and worship was warranted. In 1711 the first church was built in Green's Farm. On April 25, 1777, during the Revolutionary War, British soldiers landed at Compo Beach, which is a very popular modern day beach and recreation complex. After several battles in neighboring towns, the British marched back though Saugatuck and fought with local militia in the Battle at Compo Hill. The Minute Man Statue located on Compo Road honors those who died. A second meetinghouse was erected in 1736, but was burned down in July of 1779 by British soldiers.
Saugatuck still thrived after the Revolutionary War and the villagers sought their own charter. After 130 families came together, Westport was incorporated as a town on May 28, 1835.
Compaug Beach, more commonly referred to as Compo Beach, encompasses 29 acres of beautiful beaches and park areas. It is a picturesque beach, at the mouth of the Saugatuck River. The beach has been a popular destination since early colonial settlers decided to make this land their home in the 1700's. Today, Compo is very popular and exclusive neighborhood.
Today's Westport remains a flourishing town popular with artists and has a vibrant creative scene. 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.