About Riverside

Overview:

Riverside is a beautiful section of Greenwich, Connecticut. With a population of a roughly 7,200 people with approximately 2,500 households, Riverside is mainly residential with an area of a little over two square miles. It is a wonderful community that offers great schools, a strong sense of family and neighborhood, convenience for commuters, and waterfront beauty on the Mianus River, harbor, and Long Island Sound.

The town of Greenwich consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods with their own mailing addresses and ZIP codes such Riverside, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich and Greenwich.  Riverside's Zip Code is 06878. Riverside is represented in the Town Government by RTM District 5 and District 12.

Riverside Historic Train Bridge

Riverside Avenue Bridge, 1894
Riverside has two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places:  Riverside Avenue Bridge, built in 1894 (listed in 1977) and the Samuel Ferris House, built in about 1760 (listed in 1989).

Riverside's nearby train stations makes it a great residence for commuting to New York City.
 
Schools:

There are 3 public elementary schools that serve Riverside, including:

All 3 elementary schools, plus Old Greenwich Elementary School, merge into Eastern Middle School, and then go onto Greenwich High School.

History:

Originally known as Mianus Neck until 1890, Riverside has a long history dating back to the mid-1600s. Riverside was originally a community of farmers, fisherman and oystermen.  An article in the Greenwich Review: Special Commemorative Edition Greenwich Celebrates 350 Years gives an in-depth look at the history of Riverside (click on the link below to see the article).

Riverside: From Proggers to Publishers

Article reprinted courtesy of Jack M. Moffly at Greenwich Magazine.