Riverside is a densely populated part of Buffalo and home to about 15,300 people who mostly work in services, manufacturing and administrative professions. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring Old Town and Riverside Park.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Riverside is more affordable than other urban areas in Buffalo, such as Old Town, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, Riverside reports an average of $30.3K/year, while Old Town spends an average of $37.5K/year.
Riverside is similar to Riverside Park in a few ways. The median age of its residents is 31, compared to a median age of 31 in Riverside Park. They also are comparable by average household size -- 2.28 inhabitants per household in Riverside and 2.67 in Riverside Park. By the percentage of households with children in Riverside and Riverside Park, 37% and 39% have children, respectively.
Food, Libations and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Tonawanda St. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is Ontario St. 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 drinks after work with coworkers and friends in Riverside at Dill's Tavern. Hungry residents of Riverside don't need to venture far to find a range of restaurants, including pizza, deli snacks and beer and ale. If drinks are on the agenda, try one of the local options, like Kate's Bar & Restaurant or Pelligrino's Bar & Grill. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Wendy's and McDonald's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Take in some fresh air at Riverside Park.
For a more inclusive list of places to hang, drink and chill in Riverside, browse the Yelp page.
When short on food and other household supplies, there are a number of options within minutes of home for residents living in Riverside. To name a few, Riverside Market and Moon Lights are both located on Tonawanda St. Help yourself to breakfast on-the-go and swing by local bakery, Fowler's Chocolate. Additionally, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Aldi and Save-A-Lot Food Stores.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Riverside area, including Sami's Discount Store and Joyes Sales. For more brand-conscious shoppers, the neighborhood has major retailers and shopping malls. One major retailer is Dollar General and there's Niagara & Ontario Plaza, a mall located on Niagara St.
Neighborhood School Stats
The schools your children attend will be largely determined by where you rent. They may be eligible to attend a school in the Buffalo City School District. Schools near the apartments in Riverside are Riverside Institute Of Technology, Kenmore Middle School and Grabiarz-Campus School #79. It's important to consult with local school district authorities near the apartments for rent you are in interested in to determine the exact schools your children may attend.
Riverside Institute Of Technology, a Buffalo City School District high school, has an above average college-acceptance rate, and it offers advanced-placement classes. A middle school in the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District, Kenmore Middle School has a very low student-teacher ratio of nine-to-1.
In the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District, there are eight elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. The ratio of students to teachers and the size of the student body is smaller in Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District than in Buffalo City School District. Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Buffalo City School District.