Carolyn and Jerry Anderson
At what age does one discover that the ordinary is extraordinary? For Jerry and Carolyn Anderson, it was when they returned to Greenwich. Jerry had been away at Harvard as an undergraduate, and then as a graduate at Columbia where he received his Masters in Business and Doctorate in Law. Carolyn had been at Boston University as an undergraduate and then at Columbia where she received her Masters. Jerry and Carolyn were introduced by a Greenwich friend, married, and in 1968 they bought their home on Clapboard Ridge Road in Greenwich. No other town was ever considered.
Jerry grew up in Deer Park and went to Brunswick. His youth was filled with sailing on the sound, playing tennis in the town tournaments and working on homework in the Greenwich Library. He learned to drive when Greenwich Avenue was a two-way street and dance lessons still required white gloves for boys as well as girls.
Carolyn is the President of Anderson Associates, a real estate firm specializing in Greenwich residential properties. She is a licensed appraiser and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. Prior to opening Anderson Associates, she designed and renovated many restaurants and residences in Greenwich. In her spare time, she writes cookbooks. Jerry and Carolyn rarely miss a new restaurant.
Their children, Clifford and Cheryl, were born in Greenwich Hospital. They thrived in the public school system, which launched them to successful academic careers at Harvard and Princeton. Cheryl and Clifford enjoyed the benefits of Greenwich's many resources: water babies at the Y, scouting, running in town races, camping on Great Captain's Island and visiting the wonderful exhibits at Bruce Museum.
However, this book is not just the work of Carolyn and Jerry. It is the product of all of the Anderson Associates. The Anderson Associates are a diverse group. They are all ages and lifestyles, with one interest in common - Greenwich. They live in, work in and love Greenwich. Most grew up and went to school in Greenwich. Each in their own way, has come to the realization that Greenwich is extraordinary.
Amy is Vice President of Anderson Associates. Amy was the inspiration for and the original author of most of the first edition of the Anderson Guide. She is extremely well liked and admired in the real estate community. Because of the extraordinary real estate help she gives her clients, Amy is one of the few people we know whose clients regularly send her flower
Amy grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado. She moved to Greenwich in 1993. Both Amy and her husband John live in and love Greenwich. They have two young children, Charlie and Stephanie. Charlie will soon be entering kindergarten. Stephanie is entering pre-school. Under the tutelage of Amy and John, both excellent golfers, Charlie already has a good golf swing. Tiger Woods, watch out. This active, youthful family has helped us keep the sections on children's activities and shops current.