Once home to farms, fishermen and oystermen, Riverside is now a popular suburban community. Its abundant shorelines on the river, harbor, and Long Island Sound attract those looking to live near or on the water and can make it feel like heaven on earth to dedicated sailors or fishing enthusiasts.
Adjacent to Old Greenwich, Riverside is completely residential, with places of business limited to Route 1. It’s at a higher elevation than its slightly more bustling neighbor; homes here were developed on tree-filled lots in the ’30s and ’40s and Riverside boasted many famous literary residents in its leafy vales. Authors and publishers who made the neighborhood home included Lincoln Steffens, Walter Lippmann, Anya Seton, and Munro Leaf.
The majority of homes are situated on small lots, lending the area an intimate feel. It’s also favored for commuters, as Interstate 95 cuts through the area and it’s also served by the Riverside Railroad Station.