Riverside, CT


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Riverside, CT and Old Greenwich, CT are charming neighborhoods within the town of Greenwich CT located within as easy hour’s ride east of New York City by train, automobile, or motor boat. These charming neighborhoods are bordered on the south by Long Island Sound between the harbors of Cos Cob and Stamford creating unique water communities.

Riverside and Old Greenwich are comprised primarily of single family homes and epitomizes ideal suburban communities. Here are some of the finest homes in America and leaders of every industry recognize Riverside and Old Greenwich as ideal spots in which to live as many have chosen Riverside Zip Code 06878 and Old Greenwich Zip Code 06870 to make their home. 

Residents may enjoy Greenwich Point Beach (Tod's Point), 147 acre park adjacent to Long Island Sound. The point may be used for jogging, walking, cycling, nature study, boating, fishing, sailboating, sunbathing, swimming and picnicking. Here you will find open meadows for field games and BBQ's, wooded trails, sandy Long Island Sound beaches, saltwater ponds and secret gardens. 

Take the Great Captains Island Ferry boat from the Island Beach Dock to Great Captains Island, a 17 acre island park just one and a half miles off of the coast of Riverside.
Here you will find a sandy beach, grills, picnic tables and nature trails. Camping is by permission of the department of parks and recreation.

Enjoy the Mianus River Park with over 109 acres for passive recreation including jogging, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and nature study.
Click here for a Mianus River Park Map

There are 4 Greenwich Marinas CT available to Riverside and Greenwich residents, open from April 15th through November 15th each year.

The Griffith E Harris Golf Course is a municipal golf course for the use of Greenwich, Riverside and Old Greenwich residents and their guests. The facility has 18 holes (par 71), driving range, pro shop, restaurant and locker facilities. Season is mid-March through mid-December, weather permitting.

The Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink CT offers Riverside and Greenwich residents a wide variety of winter programs including group lessons, hockey clinics, youth and men's hockey leagues, a Town-wide Figure Skating Competition, general skating sessions and more.

The Town of Greenwich offers Riverside and Old Greenwich residents Baseball Fields, Softball Fields, Soccer Fields, Tennis Courts, Paddle Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, Field hockey & Gymnastics.

Cultural Activities in and around Riverside and Old Greenwich include:  The Greenwich Symphony Orchestra  the orchestra's 90 members perform at the Dickerman Hollister Auditorium.

The Greenwich Choral Society, founded in 1925, has performed locally and elsewhere, including in New York City (at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, St. Thomas Church, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine), and Europe. It has also performed several times with the Greenwich Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Haven Chorale, and Stamford Symphony, as well as at the Ives Festival in Danbury. 

The Bruce Museum is a town-owned institution with sections devoted to art and natural history and a seaside exhibit at Greenwich Point.

Residents of Riverside and Old Greenwich have access to several food markets including: Whole Foods, Balduccis, Porcellis Market, A&P Fresh, Stop & Shop, Shoprite Grade A, Fjord Fisheries, Aux Delices Gourmet, Plum Catering, Garelick & Herbs 

The village of Old Greenwich and the prestigious Greenwich Avenue offer a fine selection local and national stores offering womens, mens & childrens clothing as well as various specialty shops and dining opportunities. 

The Boston Post Rd (also known as East Putnam Ave or Route 1) passes through Riverside. Interstate 95 also passes through Riverside and Old Greenwich and allows access via exits 5. 
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