A sleepy, almost wholly residential neighborhood, Riverside is set along the Mianus River and the Long Island Sound. Though the neighborhood has just over 8,400 residents packed into approximately two square miles, Riverside offers slightly larger wooded lots than its neighbor Old Greenwich.
With an off-the-beaten-path feel, residents enjoy the peace and quiet or can drive or bike to the surrounding towns for more shopping and entertainment options. Many residents travel to nearby Tod’s Point for a beach day. Families in particular enjoy the convenience of the Riverside Yacht Club, a private sailing club on Cos Cob Harbor, which has a marina, a clubhouse with dining, a pool and summer camps for children. Riverside Elementary School offers excellent playgrounds and fields and there are four public tennis courts located on Lockwood Avenue, a favorite spot for residents during the summer. The north end of Mianus Pond also provides public access to the river, with a parking area as well as a launching ramp for kayaks.
Serene and scenic with just enough convenience
With winding roads and gorgeous coastline, many are attracted to Riverside’s proximity and accessibility to the river and coast. Leafy tree-lined streets often lead their way to the water and its higher altitude affords water views to many of its residents, a luxury not afforded to the residents of other neighborhoods of Greenwich.
Residents enjoy small-town living with access to the amenities of a large town. While prized for its tranquil vibe, Riverside offers the perfect amount of convenience with its excellent schools and easy accessibility to I-95 and MetroNorth. Due to its small size, many homes are within a few minutes drive or walking distance of the train station and schools.
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We always recommend spending some time in a neighborhood before you start looking at houses. You can browse through some local vacation rentals at the link below. And If you'd like to spend a weekend here, we're happy to share our favorite spots to explore and even set you up with an itinerary.
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During the 1930s and 1940s, when houses began cropping up on large leafy lots, this neighborhood had some of the highest real estate values in the area. Today, the waterfront community is still wealthy, but buyers can find an impressive variety of options, both in housing styles and price points, making it a sought-after New York City suburb for house-hunters seeking a serene outpost.
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When it comes to home prices, Riverside can almost be considered two distinct neighborhoods. Separated by I-95, the southern section closer to the Sound and train station has a multitude of massive estates with higher prices and finding something under $2 million can be challenging. North of the interstate, you can find cottages or colonials for under $1 million.
The neighborhood has several private homeowners associations, including Harbor Point, which has a gate and security guard. Housing styles are diverse and include early-20th-century cottages and colonials, renovated late-1800s ramblers and palatial custom-designed new construction, as well as a few condominium developments.
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