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All About

Living in River Ridge, LA

The small city of River Ridge, Louisiana is home to just under 14,000 people. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 43, skew older than most cities in Louisiana. Just 29% of residents rent in River Ridge, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,085 a month, exceeding the state average by $200 per month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.

There are three primary industries in River Ridge: healthcare, retail, and construction. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $85K, River Ridge workers earn about $24,000 more than the average Louisiana resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (21%), River Ridge has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (26%).

Averaging about 24 minutes, River Ridge's commute time is shorter than nearly 70% of cities in the state. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 46% of commuters, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About River Ridge

My favorite thing about my neighborhood is that it is convenient to downtown New Orleans while being much safer than the city. I enjoy spending time at local parks and local shopping.

I love that there are great schools. I love how close the grocery stores are and there are plenty to choose from. There are also 2 gyms.

Breauxmart grocery store-delicious prepared meals, good restaurants and fast food po-boys, friendly neighbors, willing to help each other in their time of need.

I love that I have great grocery stories to go to.There are nice little coffee shops and good schools also.I feel so at home in my neighborhood.

It's a calm and peaceful neighborhood, which I really appreciate with lots of nature around. It's unique in that it's quiet once you're home (nearby) but also is bustling during the daytime as it's surrounded by several plazas and malls.

Who Lives Here

River Ridge Demographics

Education

High School

23%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

6%

Doctorate

36%

Family Size

2 people

54%

3 people

20%

4 people

15%

5 people

7%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

18%

150-200k

9%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

11%

10-20

10%

20-45

26%

45-65

31%

65+

23%

Affordability

How expensive is it in River Ridge?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Sep '23-$1775$2307$1500
Aug '23-$1772$2442$1500
Jul '23-$1892$1402$1500
Jun '23-$1912$2110$1500
May '23-$1877$2195$1500
Apr '23-$1762$1440$1500
Mar '23-$1720$1300$1500
Feb '23-$1150$1200$1550
Jan '23-$1150$1150$1600
Dec '22-$1150$1150$1600
Nov '22-$1150$1150$1600
Oct '22-$1150$1150$1600
Sep '22-$1150$850$1600

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around River Ridge

River Ridge Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

21%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

18%

40-60 Mins

10%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 5050

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 11 of 18 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 11 of 18 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 18 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In River Ridge

Top Score

Grocery Stores

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This supermarket score is far from superior.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 50% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 89% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 27% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Stock up on your home beans, because this place is out of brew.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 25% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 11% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? River Ridge is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 62% fewer gyms than average
  3. 25% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about River Ridge.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of medical care round here is a little hard to swallow

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 87% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 58% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

River Ridge Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 17 of 18 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 17 of 18 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 18 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 15 of 18 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 15 of 18 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 15 of 18 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 15 of 18 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 15 of 18 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 14 of 18 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 13 of 18 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 12 of 18 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 12 of 18 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 12 of 18 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 11 of 18 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 18 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 11 of 18 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 14 of 18 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 15 of 18 renters

River Ridge Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in River Ridge

6/10

Ralph J Bunche Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

5/10

Live Oak Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

4/10

Lucille Cherbonnier Elementary

Grades PK-5 • Public

7/10

Washington Montessori School

Grades PK-5 • Public

6/10

Green Park Elementary School

Grades PK-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

All About

Living in River Ridge, LA

The small city of River Ridge, Louisiana is home to just under 14,000 people. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 43, skew older than most cities in Louisiana. Just 29% of residents rent in River Ridge, as most own their homes. With an average rent of $1,085 a month, exceeding the state average by $200 per month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.

There are three primary industries in River Ridge: healthcare, retail, and construction. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $85K, River Ridge workers earn about $24,000 more than the average Louisiana resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (21%), River Ridge has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (26%).

Averaging about 24 minutes, River Ridge's commute time is shorter than nearly 70% of cities in the state. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 46% of commuters, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.