GET TO KNOW RIVERSIDE
While we believe the best way to know if Riverside is the ideal community for you is to experience it yourself, we want to give you a good glimpse of the neighborhood right here. Keep scrolling to learn more about Riverside's lifestyle and appeal.
In Riverside, you can truly feel at home in a serene yet accessible community. Here, you can make life as busy or as slow as you want to.
BIGGEST APPEAL Diversity of housing options with waterfront views
VIBE Tranquil + quaint
COMMUTE TO GRAND CENTRAL 50 minutes
A QUICK NOTE
The town of Greenwich is broken into four main neighborhoods: Greenwich Proper, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. Each has its own mailing address and zip code.
The Riverside Avenue Bridge is the only cast-iron truss bridge in Connecticut and one of only a few still in use in the United States. Part of a railroad bridge built over the Housatonic River in 1871, it was moved to Riverside in 1892 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
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.
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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