Riverside is a made up of several smaller communities, condominiums, apartment complexes, strip malls and taquerias. Historically very popular with musicians and artists, as well as students looking for cheaper rent, the recent construction boom has caused prices to increase and the area to change rapidly. The older, cheaper apartment complexes are being replaced by brand new luxury condos, vacant parking lots are filling up with fancy food trucks, iconic music venues like Emo’s are relocating and the new addition of the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk Trail is attracting outdoor enthusiasts. Even the neighborhoods that make up Riverside (Colorado Hill Estates, Woodland Hills and Bellvue Park) are getting their own facelift. You can still find some original 1960’s brick homes, but most of these homes are now completely renovated or replaced with larger, 2-story modern construction. Riverside neighborhoods are hilly with tree-lined streets and some of the houses have great views of Downtown Austin. Sadly, you won’t find any more $100K diamonds in the rough. Today you are hard-pressed to find a home below $300K. Though the days of cheap rent is fading, you can still find a damn good taco. Scroll Down to Read Our Riverside Neighborhood Guide.
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Riverside Neighborhood Map
Riverside is located on the the southeast shore of Lady Bird Lake in East Austin. The neighborhood is bordered by Highway 35 on the west, Lakeshore Boulevard to the north, South Pleasant Valley Road to the east and East Oltorf Road to the south. To get to Riverside, take 35 to East Riverside Drive and head east. Riverside is shaded in yellow on the map below. Explore other East Austin neighborhoods in our East Austin Neighborhood Guide.
Parks and Outdoor Activities Near Riverside
What’s putting fuel to the fire on the gentrification of Riverside is its proximity to Lady Bird Lake. Austinites are drawn to the water and the location of Riverside gives residents easy access to the water, as well as the hike and bike trails. In 2014, the Lady Bird Lake Boardwalk Trail was completed, bridging the gap between the west and east sides of the trail. The 10-mile loop is a popular destination for joggers, dog walkers and residents who just enjoy the beauty of the lake with Downtown Austin in its backdrop.
Things to Do Near Riverside
For music enthusiasts, the iconic Emo’s is located at 2015 Riverside Drive. Emo’s new venue isn’t as “rough around the edges” as the original South Austin location, but the authentic fervor is still there. From punk to country, Emo hosts them all on their modern stage. Looking for a quick bite? Some of the best Mexican food can be found in the area like El Taquito or Rosita’s Al Pastor.
Riverside Property Tax Rate
The property tax rate in East Austin’s Riverside neighborhood is 2.1767% as of the 2021 tax year.
Kids who live in East Austin’s Riverside neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Linder Elementary – 5/10
- Sanchez Elementary – 5/10
- Travis Heights Elementary – 6/10
- Lively Middle – 4/10
- Martin Middle – 2/10
- Austin High – 6/10
- Travis High – 3/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of February 2022. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Riverside Sold Data – What Riverside Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Riverside and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Riverside? How many homes are currently for sale in Riverside? What’s the median sold price in Riverside? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Riverside? How’s the Riverside market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Riverside Sold Data Report.
East Austin Realtor Specializing in Riverside Homes
Rebecca Jacks and Raymond Stoklosa are East Austin Realtors specializing in Riverside. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Riverside, Rebecca and Raymond know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Riverside and Selling a Home in Riverside.
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