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It’s not easy to capture a community’s essence in just a few adjectives, and even more so when the community is Riverside, known for its broad appeal, sought-after amenities, conveniences and range of housing options and property prices.
“Riverside has always been a delightful place to live and now plays a starring role in the growing popularity of in-town living,” according to Pat Cameron, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and the current listing agent for 87 Lockwood Road in Riverside.
“It has that small-town feeling, but with all the amenities of a big town,” Cameron continued. “The convenience of nearby trains, top-rated schools, shopping and transportation is a magnet to buyers. Part of the charm of Riverside is the different styles of architecture, from early 20th Century cottages and colonials to stunning Victorians and attractive custom-designed new construction.”
At 87 Lockwood Road, buyers will discover a renovated three-bedroom ranch with a two-car garage. The 0.26-acre yard has a flagstone terrace and a classic white picket fence. The asking price for the Riverside property is $1.245 million.
“This charming ranch is a rare opportunity. It offers that hard-to-find one-level living for first-time buyers or those seeking to scale down,” Cameron said. “A short stroll or a bike ride away are the Perrot Library, Binney Park, with its playing fields and tennis courts, and both Riverside Elementary and Eastern Middle schools. A stop at Ada’s Kitchen on your way to the Riverside train station is a great way to start your day and an added benefit of this convenient location.”
“Riverside is a true residential community, just two square miles in size,” Frann Ward explained. Ward, a Realtor with Houlihan Lawrence’s Riverside brokerage, added, “Riverside is prized for its convenience to the excellent schools, Metro North, shopping and Greenwich Point. There is a variety of home styles and price points, from older homes to new construction, offering many options for buyers.”
Ward is currently representing the seller of 56 Summit Road in Riverside, a property that represents “a great opportunity to renovate or build your dream home,” she suggested.
“Sited on a nice, level lot in the heart of Riverside, this classic Cape offers three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a living room with a fireplace, formal dining room with bay window, family room and eat-in kitchen,” the listing agent noted. The house also has a full basement and is complemented by a detached garage. Its location is ideal for buyers who’d like to leverage the local schools or may be considering a train commute.
Ward and the seller of 56 Summit Road – a three-bedroom, 1,720-square-foot Cape colonial – have set the asking price at $1.095 million.
‘Quintessential New England community’
“Bordered by Long Island Sound and Mianus River, Riverside is a quintessential New England community,” according to Tracey Koorbusch, a Realtor with Sotheby’s International Realty and the listing agent for 5 Verona Drive in Riverside, a four-bedroom colonial, with an asking price of $2.65 million.
“5 Verona Drive is such a classic Riverside home, complete with the white picket fence! Owned and beautifully maintained by the same family for 20 years, the home is move-in ready, with updates throughout,” Koorbusch said. “The owners expanded the living room to host large gatherings. It’s in a great location, within walking distance to Binney Park, Perrot Library and Riverside School.”
Koorbusch described the property’s Riverside setting: “With just over 8,000 residents, Riverside is known for its friendly atmosphere and neighborhood feel.”