The listing for 7 Juniper Hill Road, (Raveis listing) asking $2.995 million (up from $2.795 – go figure), says, “Greenwich address, Stamford taxes”. I’m told that the owner – a lawyer, naturally – went down to our town hall and got a ruling that enough of the property is in Greenwich to entitle her to beach privileges and possibly, depending on the location of the property line, our schools (the law provides that if some part of the physical residence straddles the line, an owner can choose which school district she wishes to use). If this is accurate, especially the schools, but even the beach access, to a lesser extent, this house is a crying steal. Couldn’t touch this 2010 construction for under $4 million in “Greenwich”. I’d look into it or better yet, have me look into it for you.
This situation is different, by the way, from the one described by Greenwich Time’s real estate columnist, who a few weeks ago erroneously stated that homes off Taconic that are entirely located in Stamford but use a Greenwich convenience address are entitled to all the privileges of Greenwich residency: they aren’t; at least a portion of the residence must be physically located in Greenwich for the owner to have access to our schools. I was a little disappointed to see that, a week after publishing that bit of misinformation the columnist brought a listing on the market that was in the very area he’d written about. Misinforming the public is one thing, not disclosing an interest in making that “error” is another.
Or that’s what I think, anyway.