Known as Mianus Neck until 1870, Riverside was predominantly a community of farmers, fishermen and oystermen. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, Riverside Avenue was known as the Potato Road for all the potato cellars near the cove.
Today, it is one of the most desirable of our suburban communities. It is closely linked to neighboring Old Greenwich, and its abundant stretch of waterfront on the river, harbor and Long Island Sound attracts those who have a particular interest in living near the water and in sailing and fishing.
Like Old Greenwich, its location near a railroad station makes it ideal for commuters to the city.
FACTS & STATISTICS
|Female persons, percent||53.1%|
|Foreign born persons||21.5%|
|Owner-occupied housing unit rate||73.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units||$1,000,001|
|Persons per household||2.94|
|Language other than English spoken at home||25.5%|
|High school graduate or higher||97.0%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher||69.6%|
|Mean travel time to work in minutes||34.2|
|Median Household Income||$177,272|
|Per capita income||$83,887|
|Persons in poverty||4.4%|