It is situated on the eastern bank of the Mianus River and is known for its scenic beauty, historic homes, and family-friendly atmosphere.

Welcome to Riverside

Riverside is a neighborhood located in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Mianus River and is known for its scenic beauty, historic homes, and family-friendly atmosphere. The neighborhood is home to several parks and outdoor recreation areas, including the Riverside Yacht Club, the Riverside School Track, and the Binney Park. Riverside is also home to many shops, restaurants, and cafes, including the popular Riverside Shopping Center. The neighborhood is easily accessible by car or train and is located about 35 miles northeast of New York City. It is a popular destination for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Connecticut and the relaxed atmosphere of a family-friendly community.

What to Love

  • Diversity of homes and walkable streets.
  • Peaceful and inclusive atmosphere.
  • East Putnam Avenue shops and restaurants.

Local Lifestyle

Riverside’s relaxed ambience and close-knit nature are popular among families with young children. The area feels blissfully open, with spaced-out lots and an abundance of greenery along its quiet streets. The neighborhood initially developed as a sleepy fishing village on Long Island Sound, and the water remains an essential part of its considerable appeal. Many residents commute into Manhattan from Riverside’s Metro North train station, or easily access I-95 within minutes.

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

East Putnam Avenue meanders through the heart of Riverside, with many fine restaurants and specialty shops located along the stretch. Tony’s at the J House is a swanky boutique hotel restaurant offering a wide-ranging Italian steakhouse menu of homemade pasta, prime dry-aged beef, market-fresh fish, gourmet sushi rolls, specialty cheeses, seasonal delicacies, and lavish Sunday brunch plates. Tony’s drinks menu is equally impressive, with specialty cocktails alongside an extensive international wine list. For another fine dining experience, Valbella serves refined Italian cuisine in an elegant formal dining room and offers a wine cellar for private parties. Cozy deli Aux Délices is a popular lunch choice with artisanal sandwiches, salads, and scrumptious pastries. Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee is open from breakfast to dinner for locally roasted artisan coffee and scratch-made seasonal eats prepared with ingredients sourced from local farms.
Riverside’s retailers have a similar local vibe and upscale appeal, similar to the community’s restaurants. Spanish interior design showroom Porcelanosa is stocked with high-quality surfaces, fixtures, and tiles with a trendy modern feel. Pet Pantry Warehouse has been Riverside’s go-to for all kinds of pet products and services. Greenwich Aquaria offers the same level of expertise and service for tropical fish. For grocery shopping, Balducci’s has exceptional meat and seafood counters as well as fresh produce and tasty ready-to-eat items.

Things to Do in Riverside

The Saint Catherine of Siena Carnival of Fun is a major annual event organized by Riverside’s Saint Catherine of Siena Church. Usually taking place in July, the carnival features a huge fairground with many kid-friendly rides. There’s also a silent auction, raffle, and plenty of tasty treats. Founded in 1888, Riverside Yacht Club is the second oldest yacht club in Connecticut. Members of this private, family-oriented club enjoy sailing, boating, and racing on Long Island Sound. It also offers a summer youth program with activities that include sailing, swimming, and tennis.

Riverside Schools

Riverside is served by the Greenwich School District.
  • Riverside Elementary School, Public, K-5.
  • International School at Dundee, Public, PK-5.
  • Eastern Middle School, Public, 6-8.

Overview for Riverside, CT

7,504 people live in Riverside, where the median age is 41.3 and the average individual income is $93,893. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Riverside, CT

There's plenty to do around Riverside, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Coffee For Good, Penny Cha, and Thunyatorn.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.34 miles 27 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.78 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.71 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.72 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Riverside, CT

Riverside has 2,713 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Riverside do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,504 people call Riverside home. The population density is 2,291.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.88 / 50.12%

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Schools in Riverside, CT

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The following schools are within or nearby Riverside. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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