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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.


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


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 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

35 Dawn Harbor Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 35 Dawn Harbor Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102175)
4 beds 8 baths 5,138 sqft $4,400,000
1171 Putnam Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 1171 Putnam Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102174)
0 beds 0 baths $2,400
88 Meadow Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 88 Meadow Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102173)
5 beds 5 baths 5,206 sqft $3,595,000
10 Gerald Court Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 10 Gerald Court, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102168)
4 beds 2 baths 2,737 sqft $1,350,000
22 Pierce Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 22 Pierce Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102158)
5 beds 4 baths 4,500 sqft $2,549,000
18 Lake Drive Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 18 Lake Drive, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102157)
6 beds 8 baths 8,100 sqft $4,890,000
14 Druid Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 14 Druid Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102153)
5 beds 5 baths 4,400 sqft $2,195,000
294 Riverside Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 294 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102149)
4 beds 5 baths 3,112 sqft $1,895,000
55 Oval Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 55 Oval Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102146)
2 beds 2 baths 1,547 sqft $1,150,000
31 Mary Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 31 Mary Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102130)
4 beds 4 baths $5,500
15 Neil Lane, Unit 2 Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 15 Neil Lane, Unit 2, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102114)
3 beds 1 bath 1,122 sqft $2,500
326 Palmer Hill Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 326 Palmer Hill Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102113)
5 beds 4 baths $1,995,000
242 Riverside Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 242 Riverside Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102100)
5 beds 5 baths 5,158 sqft $3,250,000
30 Perna Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 30 Perna Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102096)
4 beds 2 baths 1,456 sqft $4,000
15 Terrace Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 15 Terrace Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 102092)
5 beds 7 baths 5,515 sqft $3,195,000

Walk Score for Riverside

Riverside School Data

Riverside School Districts

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Riverside Schools

Eastern Middle School
6-8, public
North Mianus School
K-5, public
Riverside School
PK-5, public

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

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