Riverside Avenue Bridge
|• Total||3.23 sq mi (8.36 km2)|
|• Land||2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)|
|• Water||0.81 sq mi (2.09 km2)|
|• Density||2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5:00 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4:00 (Eastern)|
|GNIS feature ID||2631574|
The town of Greenwich is one political and taxing body, but consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods, such as Banksville, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich, Riverside, and Greenwich (sometimes referred to as central, or downtown, Greenwich). Of these neighborhoods, three (Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, and Riverside) have separate postal names and ZIP codes.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 200 Riverside Avenue in Riverside, has held its "Fair for All" since 1942. Money raised goes directly to local charities.
Riverside has two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Riverside Avenue Bridge, Riverside Avenue over railroad tracks; built in 1894; listed in 1977
- Samuel Ferris House, Cary Road; built in about 1760; listed in 1989
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Riverside has a total area of 3.23 mi2 (8.36 km2), of which 2.42 mi2 (6.27 km2) is land and 0.81 mi2 (2.09 km2), or 24.98%, is water.
Interstate 95 cuts through the neighborhood.
Well-known residents of Riverside include Lara Spencer, television journalist, and Lois Darling, an author, illustrator and researcher. Gold Medal ice skater Dorothy Hamill and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson also grew up in Riverside. Riverside is also home to Kathie Lee Gifford. New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal also lives in Riverside with his family. Former NFL player Tiki Barber also lives in Riverside along with his two daughters and two sons.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Riverside, Connecticut
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Riverside CDP, Connecticut". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- "Riverside church to host annual carnival", short article in The Greenwich Post, May 23, 2007
- "US Gazetteer files: 2019". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
- Costagregni, Susie, "Antares party raises funds for Greenwich YMCA", headline for "The dish with susie" column in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, May 13, 2007, page 2