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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.
The Glen is a new residential community in Amherst with spacious 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes for rent. Units are pet friendly and feature basements, garages, in?unit laundry, and a beautiful clubhouse. View the video in our listing.
Community Features:Accepts Credit Card Payments, Accepts Electronic Payments, Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Fitness Center, Gated Access, Green Community, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, On Site Maintenance, On Site Management, Pet Friendly, Luxury Community
Additional Features:Walking distance to metro rail and city bus line, On-site fitness facility (included in rent), Outdoor recreation area, On-site laundry facility with smart technology, Wifi available in the Main Lobby and Ground Floor, Gated parking with controlled access, Free Bicycle storage room in building, ADA adaptable units, Controlled building access, Nearby shopping and dining, One passenger and one freight sized elevator, Additional tenant storage available for fee, Large format, interactive mural in common area, Green roof, LEED certified building, Listing on the National Historic Register, Generous ceiling heights, Hardwood floors throughout, Carpet in the bedrooms, Stone tile in the bathrooms, Stainless steel appliances, Solid Surface countertops, Electric fireplaces not available in all units, Heat/AC/water included in rent, Exposed historic columns, some exposed brick, New, expansive, energy efficient windows, Verizon and Time Warner for communications, Access to alternate transportation, Tenant recycling program, Smoke free building, Management Staff, maintenance Technician
Community Features:Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Individual Leases, Laundry Facility, Playground, Public Transportation, Controlled Access, On Site Maintenance, On Site Management, Recreation Room, Income Restricted, Pet Friendly
Community Features:Covered Parking, Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Garage, Individual Leases, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, Controlled Access, On Site Maintenance, On Site Management, On Site Patrol
Additional Features:Rooftop patio with amazing views, Street parking*, Clean, bright laundry facilities, Comfortable, welcoming lobby, In-building restaurant/event space, Excluded paid utilities are: cable and phone, Covered garage add'l storage, Unique floor plans, Secured Entry, *Off street parking, garage additional charge
Neighborhoods: West Side, Front ParkWest Side Front Park
Apartment Features:All Paid Utilities, Cable Ready, Gas Range, Internet Included, Some Paid Utilities, Refrigerator
Community Features:Accepts Credit Card Payments, Emergency Maintenance, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, Wireless Internet Access, On Site Maintenance, On Site Management, Corporate
Additional Features:All utilities included, Wifi access included, 24 channels of satellite TV included, Recreation room with pool table, ping-pong table, Coin operated laundry facilities, 13 minute drive to University of Buffalo, On bus route, Lighted off street parking lots, Building Monitored by security cameras, 2-way intercom with door release, Steel apartment doors, Peep holes in apartment doors, 2 On-site Resident Managers, Includes Heat-Resident Controls, 24/7 Emergency Maintenance
Community Features:Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, Wireless Internet Access, Pet Friendly
Additional Features:Each unfurnished apartment includes heat, Each unfurnished apartment includes cable, Each 2 bdrm unfurnished apartment includes parking, Fitness Center, Laundry Facilities, Off Street Parking, Downtown Location with View, Cable Included, All Pets Welcome, Extra Storage, Dishwasher and Microwave, Furnished Corporate Housing Available, Air Conditioning, Loft Apartments Available
Community Features:Accepts Credit Card Payments, Accepts Electronic Payments, Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, Pet Friendly
Additional Features:Heat, Hot Water and Cable Included!, 24-hour Emergency Maintenance Service, Close to UB North / South, On NFTA bus route, Includes Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Walking distance to Wegmans and restaurants, Spacious Bedroom, Modern color schemes, Quiet, convenient neighborhood, Decorator Blinds, Balconies, Cats Welcome
Community Features:Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Fitness Center, Garage, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry Facility, Playground, Public Transportation, Swimming Pool
Additional Features:Social rooms, Planned programs, Large outdoor pool, Picnic Pavilion, Playground, Free bus service to Boulevard Mall, Laundry rooms, Door entry system, Rubbish collection room, Individually controlled heating, Wall-to-wall carpeting, Central TV system, Social director with planned activities, Large walk-in closet, Balcony Available, Controlled Access, Social Room, Corporates Suites Available
Community Features:Accepts Electronic Payments, Business Center, Clubhouse, Emergency Maintenance, Extra Storage, Fitness Center, Gated Access, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry Facility, Public Transportation, Wireless Internet Access, Conference Room, On Site Maintenance, Recreation Room, Pet Friendly
Additional Features:Fireside lounge with pool table, ping pong, Rent includes gas, water, garbage, 6th floor Yoga room, Outdoor green space with grill and seating, Fitness area, Outdoor Green-space with grill and seating, Coin laundry on site, Electric, cable-phone-internet are separate, $50/month for 1 parking space, Available furnished for an additional fee, Basement storage units available for $10/month, Pet friendly with deposit and restrictions, Make AC Lofts your new Home today!
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