Riverside is a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Fla., that was founded in 1887 along the St. John's River. Major roadways in the area include Interstate 10 to the north and Roosevelt Boulevard to the west. Most residents of Riverside commute by car to work, though many of them carpool, and bus lines are available for transportation to and from downtown Jacksonville.
The community in Riverside is committed to urban planning and historic preservation, making it one of Florida's most architecturally-diverse neighborhoods. In fact, Riverside is listed as a National Register Historic District. Many of the residences in the neighborhood were built between 1940 and 1969. However, a number of buildings were also built before 1940.
The city of Jacksonville developed the neighborhood of Riverside out of land that formerly made up two plantations in the area: Dell's Bluff and a tract eventually known as Magnolia Plantation. Today, the area is mostly residential, with plenty of apartment complexes. There is also a mix of high-rise and small apartment buildings, and most of the residential property in Riverside is renter occupied.
Residents enjoy the commercial districts of Five Points, Kings Street and the Shoppes of Avondale where they find stores, bars, restaurants and cinemas.
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.