The Riverside neighborhood is located southeast of downtown Austin, Texas. This community enjoys the boundaries of Lake Lady Bird to the north and Grove Boulevard to the east. Commuters in this area have access to Texas State Highway 71 as well as Interstate 35 to the west.

Residents of both Austin and Riverside alike use East Riverside Drive, which is a highly traveled roadway to reach downtown Austin and Austin Bergstom International Airport.

Residents of Riverside have a choice of two elementary schools in the area: Allison Elementary and Baty Elementary. The high schools available to students in Riverside include Travis High School, Austin High School, East Side Memorial High School and Del Valle High School. Riverside also boasts Austin Community College's ACC Riverside Campus, conveniently located on Grove Boulevard.

There are different places residents of this sprawling community can enjoy recreational activities like playing golf, hiking and swimming. The Mabel Davis District Park was restored in 2005 and offers new picnic sites, trails, and a swimming pool. Riverside is also home to the Riverside Golf Course, which opened in 1950.