A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,182,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,828
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$154,018
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

    Riverside Reviews

    4 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).
    Review Riverside
    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.
    My parents and my husband's parents were also born in the town of Greenwich so we have deep roots here. We have family throughout the town and I love raising my kids near their cousins and grandparents. We enjoy what the town has to offer in the way of sports and leisure activities. The downside is that it is expensive to live here and many people have lots of money.