Riverside

A large peninsula surrounded by three bodies of water – Cos Cob Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Greenwich Cove attract people from all over the globe to these luxurious and winding cul-de-sac lanes featuring state-of-the-art and meticulously updated pre-war era homes. Riverside offers spectacular views extending out from the cove and harbor to the charming islands offshore. 

WELCOME TO RIVERSIDE

RIVERSIDE: LUXURY NEIGHBORHOODS WITH AWARD-WINNING SCHOOLS.

Urban sophisticates and families come from all over the world to experience the nautical atmosphere of this historic coastal peninsula village.

A large peninsula surrounded by three bodies of water – Cos Cob Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Greenwich Cove attract people from all over the globe to these luxurious and winding cul-de-sac lanes featuring state-of-the-art and meticulously updated pre-war era homes. Riverside offers spectacular views extending out from the cove and harbor to the charming islands offshore. 

RIVERSIDE REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS

Well-known residents of Riverside include television journalist Lara Spencer, Kathie Lee Gifford, author Lois Darling and Olympic gold medalist skater Dorothy Hamill. Quietly known as one of the best places to live and raise a family, winding cul-de-sac lanes offer safety and a top walk score to two commuter trains located on Riverside Avenue and Sound Beach. Historic Wesskum Wood has pre-war era Colonials and appealing storybook Tudor-style homes, many expanded and updated. New construction in the last decade has fueled demand for four-to-six bedroom and four or five-bathroom homes for people with school-age children. 

THE PEOPLE, HISTORY AND LIFESTYLE

The nautical attraction of Riverside is undeniable. In addition to being in the top 15% of the highest income neighborhoods in America, over 8,600 people in Riverside enjoy an unparallel quality of life. Charming local bistros and fine dining restaurants can be savored in downtown Greenwich and Stamford. Beautiful beaches, parks, boating, fishing and sailing along with a 125-year tradition celebrated at the private Riverside Yacht Club make this sea-faring community a strong contender for buyers. 

Originally known as Mianus Neck and predominantly a community of potato farmers, fishermen and oystermen until early 1900s, Riverside today is cited as a highly sought community. Closely linked to neighboring Old Greenwich – in walking distance for some and offering the enjoyment of a long beautiful waterfront along river, harbor and Long Island Sound. It’s a perfect place to live – for NYC commuters, couples and families who enjoy entertaining friends and family. 

Riverside is definitely a family-friendly town with easy access to Riverside Elementary School and Eastern Middle School. In addition to its award-winning public schools, the town has highly regarded private academies for all ages. 

THE LOCATION AND COMMUTE

Well situated between central Greenwich and Old Greenwich beaches and parks, Riverside offers a prime location with major connector roads, Putnam Avenue (Route 1), Indian Head Road and Riverside Avenue. Interstate 95 has two convenient exits - which may time during peak commuter hours but for most, coming home to Riverside is truly worth the wait. Residents find it a perfect location. A large peninsula anchored by Riverside Yacht Club is surrounded by Cos Cob Harbor and Greenwich Cove. Lovely neighborhoods and cul-de-sac are never far from boats, sunrises, and sunsets over Long Island Sound. Fun fact a personal weather station (PWS) is located on a piling at Riverside Yacht Club; sharing wind speed and direction, temperature, barometric, humidity, and dew point data with the global weather service Sailflow.com.



Overview for Riverside, CT

7,503 people live in Riverside, where the median age is 40.1 and the average individual income is $127,281.94. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,503

Total Population

40.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$127,281.94

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Riverside, CT

Riverside has 2,391 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Riverside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,503 people call Riverside home. The population density is 3,203.74 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

7,503

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.1

Median Age

49.94 / 50.06%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,391

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$127,281.94

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Riverside, CT

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Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Riverside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Eastern Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5

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