Living, Demographics and Costs
Riverside is more affordable than other urban areas in Austin, such as South Austin, though it offers a similar city lifestyle. Nevertheless, in annual household spending, Riverside reports an average of $38.7K/year, while South Austin spends an average of $44.6K/year.
Riverside is similar to South Austin in a few ways. The median age of its residents is 28, compared to a median age of 27 in South Austin. They also are comparable by average household size -- 2.32 inhabitants per household in Riverside and 2.28 in South Austin. By the percentage of households with children in Riverside and South Austin, 30% and 23% have children, respectively.
Eating, Drinking and Recreation
Riverside is saturated with the services and amenities most renters desire. E Riverside Dr., in particular, is a heavily populated street that provides residents with a number of recreational, food and drink options. Don't forget to use our website's powerful apartment finder tool in your search for apartments in Riverside.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Smokey Mo's Bbq. Drink up at La Movida Night Club Bar or Discoteca Furia and spend the night sipping on delicious drinks. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like Wingstop and Wing Street are to be found in the neighborhood.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Riverside.
Riverside is home to a few different grocery stores, such as La Michoacana Meat Market and Riverside Grocery. These stores are located on E Riverside Dr. Treat yourself to a taste of the best baked goods in town. Head to Pasteleria Panaderia Tarvira on E Riverside Dr. The neighborhood is home to the familiar grocery chain store H-E-B Foods as well.
Vareadades Mexico Df and E Cosway are only a few of the many retailers located in Riverside. Other retailers include the likes of Libre Rehab Staffing Llc. There are more popular retail options and a shopping mall in the area, such as Family Dollar Store and Tuesday Morning. The area shopping mall, located on E Oltorf St., is Willow Court.
Local Schools and School Districts
The schools your children attend will be largely determined by where you rent. They may be eligible to attend a school in the Austin Independent School District or the Del Valle Independent School District. The schools near the apartments in Riverside are Travis High School, Martin Middle School and City School. Before getting too attached to a particular school, be sure to check with your local district to determine if the apartments for rent you are looking at are served by a preferred school or district.
A middle school in the Austin Independent School District, Martin Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 11-to-1.
The Del Valle Independent School District offers seven elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. In terms of student-teacher ratios and student-body size, Del Valle Independent School District trumps Austin Independent School District with fewer students per teacher and a lower number of enrolled students. Del Valle Independent School District has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Austin Independent School District.