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.


Population 8,801
Female persons, percent 53.1%
Veterans 222
Foreign born persons 21.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate 73.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units $1,000,001
Households 2,979
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%