The village of Riverside, Connecticut is mainly residential and located within the town of Greenwich, in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Riverside has a long history dating back to the mid-seventeenth century. Two sites in Riverside are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Riverside Avenue Bridge that was built in 1894, and was originally part of a six-span structure that straddled the Housatonic River in Stratford, Connecticut; and the Samuel Ferris House at 1 Cary Street that was originally occupied by the Ferris family who were early settlers. It is suspected that sections of the Samuel Ferris House were built prior to 1760.
Riverside has strong educational roots with the good fortune to be within 14 miles of 7 universities: Yale University, University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus, University of New Haven, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Southern Connecticut State University, Sacred Heart University, and Post University.
Average travel time to work is about 30 minutes. The commuter train station is located at Riverside Railroad Station (Metro-North) using the New Haven line. It is within walking distance of many homes. Commute to Grand Central Terminal in New York City is approximately 57 minutes, although express trains arrive in New York City in as little as 38 minutes.