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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

30 Riverside Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 30 Riverside Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107900)
3 beds 3 baths 1,676 sqft $3,900
100 Hendrie Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 100 Hendrie Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107895)
5 beds 6 baths 5,911 sqft $2,595,000
91 Indian Head Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 91 Indian Head Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107886)
6 beds 7 baths 6,282 sqft $12,950
28 Oval Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 28 Oval Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107879)
4 beds 4 baths 3,400 sqft $11,000
28 Oval Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 28 Oval Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107878)
4 beds 4 baths 3,400 sqft $2,090,000
32 Indian Point Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 32 Indian Point Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107841)
5 beds 8 baths 8,278 sqft $24,950,000
10 Surrey Drive Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 10 Surrey Drive, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107840)
3 beds 3 baths 1,798 sqft $4,850
15 Buxton Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 15 Buxton Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107836)
4 beds 4 baths 2,743 sqft $1,549,000
56 Summit Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 56 Summit Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107833)
3 beds 3 baths 1,720 sqft $1,199,000
25 Oval Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 25 Oval Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107827)
5 beds 3 baths 3,188 sqft $5,500
7 Wampus Lane, Unit 7 Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 7 Wampus Lane, Unit 7, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107825)
1 bed 1 bath 4,513 sqft $1,600
23 Weston Hill Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 23 Weston Hill Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107816)
4 beds 3 baths 2,698 sqft $5,900
83 Lockwood Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 83 Lockwood Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107796)
3 beds 2 baths 1,432 sqft $1,275,000
234 Riverside Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 234 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107795)
5 beds 8 baths 6,178 sqft $4,595,000
45 Winthrop Drive Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 45 Winthrop Drive, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 107782)
0 beds 0 baths $1,795,000

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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