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 Laura 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.