Riverside’s extensive shoreline on the Mianus River, harbor, and Long Island Sound contribute to its appeal as a desirable waterfront community with terrific Greenwich houses. A residential community, it is closely linked to the neighboring village of Old Greenwich.
Characteristics: Riverside is a predominantly residential community. Retail, service, medical offices and restaurants are concentrated along Putnam Avenue at and along the junction with I-95. Residents enjoy its peaceful ambiance and miles of coastline and protected coves. Housing is largely single family. Lot sizes are smaller north of I-95, increase to a quarter acre to the south and along either side of the railroad and reach up to over an acre in the southern portions along the Long Island Sound. Riverside is bound by the Mianus River and Cos Cob Harbor to the west, Old Greenwich to the east, Cos Cob to the north, and the Long Island Sound to the South.
Parks, Clubs and Amenities: Riverside Yacht Club is a members only club on the Cos Cob Harbor south of the railroad crossing and with direct access to the Long Island Sound. Dundee Woods is across Florence Road from International School at Dundee. Binney Park in Old Greenwich is easily accessed via eastern Riverside.
Schools: Riverside Elementary, International School at Dundee Elementary, North Mianus Elementary and Central Middle School are in Riverside, CT.
Transportation: Commuters to New York City are served by the Metro North Riverside railroad station east of Riverside Avenue and a 55 minute train ride to Grand Central Station in Manhattan. Major thoroughfare I-95 is accessed via exit 5 which conveniently offers direct access to Putnam Avenue and Riverside Commons, a retail center.
Services and Features: Riverside post office is located within Riverside Commons shopping center. The J house is an 86 room hotel for business and leisure travelers with event spaces for meetings and social gatherings.