Riverside

Growing Community in the Southeast Austin Area
Riverside, also known as East Riverside-Oltorf, is a growing community in the southeast Austin area. Strip malls, small businesses, and loyal natives boasting a no-frills attitude fill the spaces in between the greenery and residential areas. Residents can enjoy a scenic view of Lady Bird Lake and the city beyond while taking a walk along The Boardwalk. Riverside is just beginning to experience a boom in developments, with many more housing options and businesses moving into the area. The neighborhood is home to many artists and musicians whose influences color the community in classic Austin fashion. Visit hotspots like Buzzmill coffee, The Bazaar or Emo’s, the prominent nightclub which recently relocated to the Riverside area.

Renters here love the sense of community and the reasonable prices. This neighborhood is filled with natives of all kinds, including working professionals and families. With easy access to the University of Texas via bus, this town is also a very affordable option for students.
What Riverside Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
6.5
value
6.8
amenities
6.0
social
6.7
management
7.0
Median rents in Riverside
Studio
$
1,050
1 Bedroom
$
1,100
2 Bedroom
$
1,350

Living in
Riverside

Near the River and Lake
Quiet
Beautiful
Close to Campus
Traffic
Downtown
Grocery Stores
Growing
Calm
Eat and Drink
Riverside — 8.2/10 Rating (based on 15 neighborhood reviews)
Riverside is an accessible and eclectic community. It is directly on the river, which is possibly the best part of the apartment. There is a lot of traffic in this area but that is somewhat understandable.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Shore District
Riverside drive especially the east part is relatively a new growing neighborhood. Grocery shops like Walgreens, CVS and HEB are nearby. It is also a relatively safe area and calm. It is close to UT campus with a 10 min drive only in normal traffic.

Moreover it is surrounded with the beautiful access to the river and lady bird lake.
Night life is a bit not much available and most of the action is in downtown of Austin which is very close.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Azul Lakeshore
Riverside is relatively a quiet neighborhood that gets a bit busy especially on rush traffic hours. Several shops there and restaurants available. The location is very close to downtown Austin and close to University of Texas at Austin. Living here is relatively cheaper than west campus or north of the campus. Some people might find it not so safe though.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
RiverView Apartments
Pros:
-Close to downtown
-Cheaper than staying on downtown.
-Parking is easily available
-Close to UT with a 10 min drive.
-Many restaurants and gaz stations.
-Close to Lady Bird Lake

Cons:
-Homeless people
-Police cars always around.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Shore District
Pros:
Close to Downtown and UT
Price is cheaper than other areas that are closer to UT
Plenty of grocery shops.
Calm area except on rush hours
Access to river trails.

Cons:
Homeless people.
Safety.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Shore District
Great location near the river, but things are spread out and it is further from UT campus.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI South Shore
The path by the river is great if you like to cycle or run. I love running down to auditorium shores, using the outdoor gym and then running back. it's a perfect workout.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Shore District
Awesome neighbors. Management sucks.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Element Austin
The neighborhood is relatively quiet and is full of fast food restaurants and coffee shops. Grocery stores are also available and all at a walking distance. I like the most that there is direct access to Lady Bird Lake so you can enjoy walking with your dog in the morning or the evening after a long day of work. It is close to downtown Austin.
The safety is a bit of issue since you see many homeless people around but the police is taking care of it.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
RiverView Apartments
There's lots to do, eat, and drink right in the Riverside neighborhood, and getting to downtown or the East side is so easy if you want to do something different. Lots of great local spots to eat (mostly counter-service style), ranging from sports bars to Tex Mex to Vietnamese food. There's plenty of standard chain restaurants as well (again mostly counter service places). Being close to the Town Lake trail is prime. Some areas don't feel very safe at night, but most of the streets are well-lit. Police often patrol the area, which could make you feel safer or more concerned. Overall, a great area to live that is constantly improving!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Link
Riverside is growing with many restaurants and grocery shops. There are some constructions going on and it is relatively quiet unless it is rush hours.
It is close to downtown and to UT campus.

Relatively less safe than downtown because of homeless people around.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI South Shore
Riverside neighborhood is a growing neighborhood with many restaurant chains and local tex-mex restaurants. Many gaz stations and many grocery stores. 15 min to UT and 10 min to Downtown with a quick access to the river trails.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
RiverView Apartments
I love living south of the river. The Buzzmill is right down the street, and is an excellent 24/7 study spot.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Point South and Bridgehollow
The neighborhood is relatively calm with moderate traffic. Several fast food chains are there like Wendy's McDonalds, Burger King and Taco Bell.
Also many grocery stores and gaz stations.
Close to UT and to the lake to enjoy some jogging or morning walk with your dog.
However, you see many police cars usually at night there but it feels safe.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AMLI South Shore
Pros: travel time to fun areas around the city by car, easy parking
Cons: Pretty ghetto, can't walk anywhere, not IN any of the fun neighborhoods. Feels like a suburb.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Current


Getting to Know
Riverside

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: S Pleasant Valley Rd to Interregional Hwy
North to South Boundaries: Colorado River to E Oltorf St
dining
888 Pan Asian Restaurant
Al Pastor Restaurant and Taco Stand
CiCis Pizza
Sabor A Honduras
grocery
HEB
Shop N Save
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Oxygen Fitness Center
Planet Fitness - Austin - E. Riverside
Seeds of Change Yoga
Texas Fencing Academy - South Austin
parks
Festival Beach Park
Krieg Field
Norwood Estate Dog Park
coffee
Café Crème
Pepe’s Fruit Cup #3
Rockaway Beach ATX
The Buzz Mill
bus
20 (bus)
20/7 (bus)
320 (bus)
7 (bus)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Riverside includes zip code 78741
Rent vs Own
76
%
of Riverside residents are renters
Driving to Work
70
%
of Riverside residents drive to work
New Construction
22
%
of housing units in Riverside have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
73
%
<20 units
16
%
20-49 units
11
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
22
%
18 - 34
50
%
35 - 54
20
%
55+
8
%
Unit Mix
4
%
Studio
33
%
1 Bed
37
%
2 Bed
26
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
70
%
Undergrad Student
24
%
Grad Student
4
%
Unemployed
7
%
Retired
-6
%

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