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 and Old Greenwich to make their home.
Riverside and Old Greenwich residents may enjoy Greenwich Point (Tod's Point), a 147 acre park adjacent to Long Island Sound. The point may be used for jogging, walking, cycling, nature study, boating, fishing, sail boating, 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 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. Enjoy the Mianus River Park with over 109 acres for passive recreation including jogging, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and nature study.
There are 4 marinas 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. 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 out water 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 Harris Golf Course is a municipal golf course for the use of 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 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 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. 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 4 and 5.