Greenwich Proper is home to a series of unique neighborhoods that combine cosmopolitan sophistication with small town charm. The downtown business district boasts the upscale shopping and acclaimed restaurants of Greenwich Avenue, while a railroad station provides easy access to Manhattan. Belle Haven and Byram are situated on the shoreline with exquisite views across Long Island Sound. Located south of the Merritt Parkway, the mid-country region is renowned for its natural beauty and protected conservation land. North of the Parkway, back-country Greenwich features some of the town’s most prestigious estate properties, unrivaled golf courses and miles of riding and nature trails. Much of the pastoral landscape is preserved by conservation organizations including Greenwich Land Trust.