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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Riverside is a suburb of New York City with a population of 8,289. Riverside is in Fairfield County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Riverside offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Riverside and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Riverside are highly rated.
About Riverside...
Population
8,289

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,255,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,869
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$171,719
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Riverside Reviews

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Many people have lived in Greenwich for their entire lives. These families have a good sense of community and are very involved. There are some families that come in from abroad and stay for only a few years but they are in the minority. There are many other families that moved here and have settled in. We are close to NYC so it is an easy train ride for commuters and those who want to attend shows or professional sporting events (although I wouldn't call NYC local, it is easy to get to).
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Greenwich is a relatively safe community. It is, for the most part, safe for kids to have independence around town. The most common type of crime we see is car vandalism and break ins and sometimes a home break in. The police are responsive but many of them are not from town and sometimes have chips on their shoulders.
This city is very calm and safety. Many people always kind and generous. The weather is also nice and has a beautiful building.