Riverside, Connecticut

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Riverside, Connecticut
Riverside Avenue Bridge
Riverside Avenue Bridge
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut.
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyFairfield
NECTABridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
RegionWestern CT
TownGreenwich
Area
 • Total3.23 sq mi (8.36 km2)
 • Land2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)
 • Water0.81 sq mi (2.09 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,416
 • Density2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5:00 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4:00 (Eastern)
Area code(s)203
FIPS code09-64530
GNIS feature ID2631574

Riverside is a neighborhood/section in the town of Greenwich in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 8,416.[2]

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.

History[edit]

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.[3]

Riverside has two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

Geography[edit]

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.[4]

Riverside is bounded to the west by Greenwich and Cos Cob, across the Minaus River. The town's eastern border is with Old Greenwich.

Transportation[edit]

The neighborhood is served by the Riverside Railroad Station on the Metro-North line, although some residents are closer to the Old Greenwich Train Station.

Interstate 95 cuts through the neighborhood.

Notable people[edit]

Well-known residents of Riverside include Lara Spencer, television journalist,[5] 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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Riverside, Connecticut
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Riverside church to host annual carnival", short article in The Greenwich Post, May 23, 2007
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2019". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  5. ^ 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

Coordinates: 41°01′59″N 73°34′44″W / 41.033°N 73.579°W / 41.033; -73.579