ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Byram is a small coastal village located within the Town of Greenwich, CT. Nestled along the shoreline of the Byram River on the Connecticut/New York border, Byram is a vibrant and diverse community rich in history, culture, and spirit.
The area is home to beautiful Byram Shore park and beach along with a new community pool. There's also a newly constructed elementary school and bustling shopping district.
The earliest settlement in western Greenwich, Byram was sited along the eastern shoreline of the Byram River.
The earliest known settler in Byram, Thomas Lyon, was originally from Stamford, Connecticut. He married Martha Winthrop who had emigrated to the New World from England as a child with her mother, Elizabeth Winthrop Feake, one of the founders of Greenwich in 1640.
Martha Winthrop had been granted 300 acres of land in Greenwich by her grandfather, Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop. But she died young, and Thomas Lyon remarried and moved to Fairfield, Connecticut.
Once there, he hired an attorney, John Banks, Sr., to attest to his right to the 300 acres which he claimed the “Dutch Governor” of New York had by then illegally seized.
After negotiations with the Dutch and the English, including John Winthrop, Jr., the Town of Greenwich granted Thomas Lyon 300 acres of land on the eastern bank of the Byram River in 1676.
After the legal settlement, as evidenced on official documents from the 1680s, the neck of land along the Byram River was called “Lyon’s Point.”
DATA & DEMOGRAPHICS
|Population in Households||4,330|
|Population in Families||3,384|
|Median Household Income||$98,939|
|Average Household Income||$132,735|
|Per Capita Income||$53,118|
|Total Housing Units||1,844 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||553 (30.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,117 (60.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||174 ( 9.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$839,806|
|Average Home Value||$1,031,498|
|Average Household Size||2.59|
|Average Family Size||3|
POINTS OF INTEREST
Byram Park (Beach)
Byram Shubert Library
Dorothy Hamill Rink