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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

17 Willowmere Circle Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 17 Willowmere Circle, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105830)
3 beds 5 baths 3,108 sqft $3,495,000
82 Lockwood Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 82 Lockwood Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105818)
4 beds 6 baths 4,312 sqft $2,550,000
37 Sheephill Road, Unit 9 Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 37 Sheephill Road, Unit 9, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105804)
3 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $3,785
4 Pilot Rock Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 4 Pilot Rock Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105797)
5 beds 5 baths 5,307 sqft $6,850,000
12 Long View Avenue Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 12 Long View Avenue, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105783)
5 beds 7 baths 5,696 sqft $4,195,000
22 Whiffletree Way, Unit 22 Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 22 Whiffletree Way, Unit 22, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105779)
3 beds 3 baths 1,517 sqft $3,600
350 Riverside Avenue, Unit B Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 350 Riverside Avenue, Unit B, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105759)
3 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $6,500
78 & 80 Cedar Cliff Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 78 & 80 Cedar Cliff Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105752)
6 beds 6 baths 5,474 sqft $9,750,000
28 Welwyn Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 28 Welwyn Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105748)
6 beds 7 baths 6,210 sqft $4,495,000
2 Buxton Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 2 Buxton Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105739)
5 beds 6 baths 4,220 sqft $2,595,000
3 Hendrie Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 3 Hendrie Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105728)
4 beds 3 baths 2,465 sqft $1,795,000
36 Summit Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 36 Summit Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105705)
4 beds 3 baths 2,715 sqft $8,000
88 Meadow Road Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 88 Meadow Road, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105699)
5 beds 5 baths 5,206 sqft $2,795,000
28 Chapel Lane Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 28 Chapel Lane, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105698)
4 beds 2 baths 2,288 sqft $1,150,000
30 Spruce Street Riverside, CT 06878
Photo of 30 Spruce Street, Riverside, CT 06878 (MLS # 105697)
4 beds 3 baths 2,055 sqft $1,695,000

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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