Riverside is filled with renovated homes and large yards, making the vicinity perfect for families in the city. Based on key statistics, Riverside is the third-best neighborhood in Atlanta to purchase a home and the 18th best area to raise a family. For instance, a renovated bungalow can often be purchased at an affordable price of $200k. Craftsman homes, however, may sell for up to $440k, and most homes for sale in Riverside are valued at a median amount of $268,427.
In addition to single family homes, various townhomes, condos and other units are also available to Riverside residents who wish to live in an urban setting. You can also find many pet friendly apartments and units that include amenities such as pool access, walk-in closets and a pleasant view. For instance, the Riverside House Apartment complex offers the following:
- 1 bedroom rentals at 750 square feet are between $854 and $1,265 per month.
- 2 bedroom apartments at 1,000 square feet are between $995 and $1,542 per month.
- Renovated 1 bedrooms at 750 square feet are between $1,027 and $1,428 per month.
- Renovated 2 bedrooms at 1,000 square feet are between $1,219 and $1,234 per month.
Other available complexes in the Riverside area include Bolton Park, Bridge Side, the Emerson 1600 and the Vinings on the Chattahoochee. On average, most rentals are around $1,478 per month in Riverside, higher than the national median of $949.
Within the state of Georgia, Riverside is also one of the safest Atlanta neighborhoods for children and families, as rates of violent crimes are lower than that of the national average. For instance, there are around 44 assaults and 109 robberies per year, compared to the national average of 283 assaults and 136 robberies. While the rate of property crimes is slightly higher than the national average, petty theft is usually more common in any type of urban setting.
Within the perimeter of Riverside, approximately 4,859 residents call the neighborhood their home. Around 51 percent of residents are female and 49 percent are male. Of the total number of residents:
- 24 percent are between 35 and 44 years of age.
- 21 percent are between 25 and 34 years of age.
- 19 percent are younger than 10 years of age.
- 10 percent are between 45 and 54 years of age.
- 9 percent are older than 65 years of age.
- 8 percent are between 10 and 17 years of age.
- 6 percent are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- 3 percent are between 55 and 64 years pf age.
Of those who live in Riverside properties:
- 64 percent are white.
- 21 percent are African American.
- Eight percent are Hispanic.
- Four percent are two or more races.
- Two percent are Asian.
Moreover, most real estate in the Riverside area is occupied by college graduates, as around 41 percent hold a bachelor’s degree and 32 percent have a master’s degree or higher. While 16 percent have an associate’s degree or some college education, seven percent hold a high school diploma and only four percent did not graduate from high school.
Within Riverside, the median household income is $92,006. The income distribution of those who own homes in this area is as follows:
- 32 percent of residents ear between $75k and $149k per year.
- 27 percent earn more than $150k.
- 18 percent receiving an annual salary of between $45k and $74k.
- 12 percent of real estate is occupied by residents who earn less than $25k per year.
- 11 percent of households earn between $25k and $44k.
For those who own or rent properties in Riverside, a variety of high ranking Buckhead-area schools are available. High school-aged students in grades nine through 12 may choose to attend the top-rated North Atlanta High School. Options for other age groups include Sarah Smith, Jackson, Garden Hills and Brandon Elementary. Private school options include the Holy Innocent’s Episcopal School, Galloway School, Atlanta Girls’ School, and Christ the King Schools.
Additional top-rated schools for children who live in Riverside homes, include:
- Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School – A public facility with elementary and middle school campuses.
- Kennesaw Charter Science and Math Academy – A charter school serving grades kindergarten through fifth.
- Nickajack Elementary School – A public school serving students in preschool through grade five.
- Imagine International Academy – A public charter school serving kindergarteners through eighth graders.
- Sutton Middle School – A public school serving grades six through eight.
All the available schooling options in the area are between an A and B ranking, which is why Riverside homes are so attractive to families with children.
As another benefit, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is accessible by Riverside residents, as two bus lines regularly pass through the neighborhood. Local bus stations include the Bankhead Transit Station, Five Points and Hamilton E. Holmes Transit. However, even with multiple bus routes, the vicinity has a transit score of 39 out of 100 and its walk score is just 32. As such, a vehicle is typically needed to get around the area. Additionally, bike infrastructure is also limited in Riverside.
While the beltline does not currently connect to the Riverside neighborhood, the Northside Park is within close proximity to the vicinity and Riverside is still well-connected to various eateries, markets and recreational activities. Other local attractions include:
- B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque
- Spink-Collins Park
- Chattahoochee Park
- Acapulco Mexican Taqueria
- Waffle House
- Busy Bee Grocery and Deli
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