Eating, Drinking and Recreation
We make it easier to carve out your next neighborhood nook with ratings and reviews of apartments online. Home to a host of everyday essentials and specialized shops, the convenience of living in Riverside can't be beat. Park St. and Saint Johns Ave. are two particularly busy streets well-suited for those who prefer living in the thick of things. Once you've done your homework on the area, be sure you use our apartment finder tool to complete your hunt for your next apartment in Riverside.
Enjoy a fulfilling meal at Wasabi Buffet and make a pit stop after at Metro for drinks. Riverside offers a range of dining options, including pizza, sandwiches and deli snacks. For those looking for a local spot to kick back with a cocktail, check out one of the neighborhood joints, like Beer 30 or Walkers Bar. To add to that, chain and franchise restaurants like Wendy's and Burger King are to be found in the neighborhood.
With recreational offerings like Robert E Lee Pool, residents can have some fun in the sun. As for other forms of recreation, boating is a splash at River Homes At Ortega Landing.
For more details regarding fun places to grab a bite or hit up Happy Hour in Riverside, take a peek at the Yelp page.
Grassroots Natural Market and Safari Food Store, both located on Park St., are just a couple of the many grocery stores in the Riverside area. Never fail to satisfy your sweet-tooth in this neighborhood. Follow the aroma of freshly baked treats to Let Them Eat Cake on Saint Johns Ave., or continue on to Vanilla Cupcakery, which is down the street. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Racetrac and Quik Trip.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Riverside area, including Avondale Gift Boutique and Hobbie Horse. If you're searching for something unique and thoughtful, Corse Gallery & Atelier is on Herschel St. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Family Dollar Store and there's Roosevelt Square, a mall located on Juan & Roosevelt Blvd.
Living, Demographics and Costs
Riverside and Lakeshore are very much alike in terms of price, and not much different from other urban areas of Jacksonville. With regard to average household spending, Riverside reports $49.9K/year while Lakeshore reports $48.7K/year.
Riverside is distinct from neighboring Lakeshore by average household size and the percentage of households in the neighborhood that have children. There are 1.65 people per household in Riverside and 2.24 people per household in Lakeshore. With respect to the percentage of households with children, 21% have children in Riverside and in Lakeshore it's 30% of households with children.
Riverside and Lakeshore are comparable in terms of income, with the former reporting an average household income of $60.8K. The areas differ in terms of education -- a larger portion of Riverside residents have master's degrees than Lakeshore.