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Riverside Real Estate Analysis

Known for its expansive waterfront, Riverside began as a fishing and farming community in the late 1600s. Now home to celebrities like Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, the area is known for its upscale living and modern amenities, while retaining a small-town, quaint New England atmosphere. With a population of 7,200, Riverside, a section of the town of Greenwich, is picturesque – from its waterfront properties to large, charming single-family homes to condominiums.

The area spans across the Post Road, and is home to many who are employed in the finance industry. Riverside also has a strong artist community and is filled with writers, painters and musicians.

Shopping and Dining

The shopping and dining experiences in Riverside are located mainly along Route 1. However, Ada’s Variety Shop on Riverside Avenue has long been a stop for commuters looking for a newspaper or snack before boarding the train for work. Before former owner Ada Cantavero’s death in 2008, the convenience store was also a frequent stop for schoolchildren looking for a bag full of penny candies from the shop’s namesake.

Other longtime establishments include Valbella, an Italian eatery, Baang Café and Bar, which offers Asian-inspired cuisine, and DiMare Pastry Shop in the Riverside Shopping Center, where visitors can enjoy a tasty treat or place special orders for birthday parties and other events. A&P Fresh grocery store is also located in the shopping center, with Starbucks Coffee CompanyCoco Nail Spa, Hunan Café and more. Another specialty shop, Balducci’s, offers gourmet food gifts, housewares and more.

Chain stores such as Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Staples offer the necessities.

Parks and Recreation

The Riverside Yacht Club is a members-only club located waterside off Club Road. It recently underwent renovations to install a $2 million docking system for the area’s 50-foot yachts.

In the winter months, residents are often seen cross-country skiing down the tree-lined streets or ice-skating on the pond on Lake Drive.

Schools

There are four public schools in Riverside – the International School at Dundee, North Mianus School and Riverside School, all elementary schools, and Eastern Middle School, one of three 6-8th grade schools in the town of Greenwich. All are located in residential areas, with many of their students walking to school. For those looking to study Mandarin Chinese, the Chinese Language School of Connecticut, teaches classes out of Eastern Middle School and the Second Congregational Church in downtown Greenwich. For more information about Greenwich Public Schools, visit www.greenwichschools.org.

Transportation

The Riverside train station provides access to Metro-North Railroad along the New Haven Line. A trip to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is only 62 minutes. For train schedules, visit mta.info and select Riverside.

Westchester County Airport is about 18 miles away. LaGuardia International Airport is about 32 miles away. John F. Kennedy International Airport is about 38 miles away.

Riverside Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Riverside

95 Indian Head Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 95 Indian Head Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107356)
5 beds 7 baths 4,885 sqft $15,000
93 Summit Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 93 Summit Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107347)
4 beds 5 baths 2,828 sqft $8,000
3 Perkely Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 3 Perkely Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107344)
4 beds 3 baths 2,376 sqft $3,875,000
3 Perkely Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 3 Perkely Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107342)
4 beds 3 baths 2,376 sqft $3,875,000
64 Arch Street Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 64 Arch Street, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107313)
4 beds 3 baths 2,376 sqft $5,400
8 Crawford Terrace Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 8 Crawford Terrace, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107308)
3 beds 3 baths 1,778 sqft $4,800
24 Juniper Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 24 Juniper Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107282)
4 beds 4 baths 2,843 sqft $7,500
4 Split Timber Place Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 4 Split Timber Place, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107271)
5 beds 3 baths 2,228 sqft $4,850
14 Marlow Court Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 14 Marlow Court, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107261)
4 beds 4 baths 4,532 sqft $18,000
78 & 80 Cedar Cliff Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 78 & 80 Cedar Cliff Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107259)
7 beds 6 baths 5,474 sqft $9,250,000
6 Buxton Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 6 Buxton Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107241)
3 beds 3 baths 2,224 sqft $1,595,000
50 Sound Beach Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 50 Sound Beach Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107223)
2 beds 1 bath 1,015 sqft $669,000
12 Dialstone Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 12 Dialstone Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107202)
3 beds 2 baths 1,539 sqft $5,800
33 Riverside Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 33 Riverside Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107193)
2 beds 2 baths 1,386 sqft $3,550
322 Riverside Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 322 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107183)
4 beds 4 baths 2,146 sqft $6,500

Walk Score for Riverside



Riverside School Data

Riverside School Districts

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Riverside Schools

Eastern Middle School
6-8, public
https://www.greenwichschools.org/eastern-middle-school
North Mianus School
K-5, public
Riverside School
PK-5, public
http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=15

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 11:48 am by Kaye Lewis

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