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.
Riverside and Old Greenwich 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.
There are 4 Greenwich Marinas CT available to Riverside and Greenwich residents, open from April 15th through November 15th each year.
The Cos Cob Marina and Byram Marina have approximately 300 slips for vessels up to 23’ overall length with beam widths up to 9’. There are also storage racks for kayaks and canoes for Greenwich mariners
The Grass Island Marina has approximately 150 slips that can accommodate vessels up to 23’ overall length. In addition, there are a limited number of slips that accommodate boats 36’ in length. There is also limited rack storage for kayaks and canoes. This marina also offers mooring space for approximately 75 vessels up to 36’overall length and drafts up to 5’.
The Greenwich Point Marina has outwater mooring space for approximately 250 vessels up to 36’ overall length and up to 7’ drafts. It also offers rack storage for about 250 canoes, kayaks, and other small vessels.
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.
Riverside and Old Greenwich offer a variety of places to worship including, in alphabetical order:
Albertson Memorial Church (Spiritualist) North Greenwich Congregational Church Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich Chavurat Deevray Torah (Jewish Traditional) Round Hill Community Church (Interdenominational) Christ Episcopal Church Sacred Heart (Roman Catholic)
Church of the Advent Rectory (Anglican) St. Agnes Church (Roman Catholic) Church of the New Covenant (Evangelical Apostolic) St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Diamond Hill Methodist Church St. Catherine of Siena Church (Roman Catholic) Dingletown Community Church (Interdenominational) St. Mary Church (Roman Catholic) First Baptist Church St. Michael Church (Roman Catholic) First Church of Christ, Scientist St. Paul’s Episcopal Church First Church of Round Hill (Interdenominational) St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church The First Congregational Church of Greenwich St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church First Lutheran Church St. Roch Church (Roman Catholic) First Presbyterian Church St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church First United Methodist Church Grace St. Timothy Mission Chapel (Roman Catholic) Church of Greenwich (Anglican) Stanwich Congregational Church Greenwich Baptist Church Second Congregational Church Greenwich Reform Synagogue (Jewish Reform) Temple Sholom (Jewish Conservative) Harvest Time Assembly of God Trinity Church
Transportation Riverside and Old Greenwich are easily accessed via the Metro North Train, New Haven Line. The Riverside station is located in the heart of Riverside at One Riverside Avenue. The Old Greenwich station is located at One Sound Beach Avenue in the village of Old Greenwich. Both stations offer direct train access to Grand Central Station. The trip is approximately 55 minutes. Parking in Riverside and Old Greenwich is through the Town of Greenwich.
Amtrak train service stops in the adjacent city of Stamford.
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.
Public Elementary Schools:
Riverside Elementary (497 students) 90 Hendrie Avenue http://www.greenwichschools.org
Old Greenwich Elementary (413 students) 285 Sound Beach Ave http://www.greenwichschools.org
Greenwich Private Schools:
Brunswick School http://www.brunswickschool.org/ A non-sectarian boys’ school (the brother school to Greenwich Academy) (preK-12).
Greenwich Academy http://www.greenwichacademy.org A non-sectarian girls’ school (the sister school to Brunswick) (K-12).
Convent of the Sacred Heart http://cshgreenwich.org/ A girls’ school with Catholic affiliation (preK-12).
Greenwich Catholic School http://www.greenwichcatholicschool.org, 471 North Street (preK-8).
Greenwich Country Day School (K-9). http://www.gcds.net
The Greenwich Japanese School a.k.a. New York Nihonjin gakko http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihonjin_gakko, a Japanese expatriate school (K-9).
Stanwich School http://www.stanwichschool.org, adding one grade each year until twelfth grade.) Located at 257 Stanwich Road (K-9).
Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy (K-8) http://www.wfha.org the school, founded in 1996 and opened in 1997 with 24 students in rented space in Port Chester, New York, later rented space from Temple Shalom in Greenwich before buying a 17-acre (69,000 m2) campus at 270 Lake Avenue from the Japanese Education Alliance in August 2006. Enrollment was 160 at the start of the 2007-2008 school year, but school officials plan to expand it to 325 students with two classes of 18 students each through eighth grade.
The school had been adding a class, grade by grade each year, and in 2006 started adding a second class in each grade. In 2006, school officials said they planned to share the campus with the Greenwich Japanese School for the next few years.
In 2006 the school started the PALs program for children with learning disabilities.
Whitby School: http://whitbyschool.org, a Montessori program adding International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for Primary-8th grade. Located on Lake Avenue.
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- Eastern Middle School
- 6-8, public
- North Mianus School
- K-5, public
- Riverside School
- PK-5, public