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  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Riverside is a neighborhood in Austin, Texas with a population of 13,104. Riverside is in Travis County. Living in Riverside offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Riverside and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Riverside are above average.
About Riverside...
Population
13,104

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,280
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$964
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    92%
  • Own
    8%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    585
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    435
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,230
    500
  • Theft
    6,937
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    652
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,719
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%
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I live in an apartment complex in this neighborhood. Before I moved in the area was kind of sketchy. Now there's construction of other complexes around the area. There are a bunch of homeless people in the area and apparently high crime rates because of it, but maybe with all the new construction the homeless will leave.
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Most of the housing in Austin are condo's and all housing are way too expensive, over priced and not worth the price. Then the other 50% of housing is government housing that's catered for the Mexicans which by the way are fairly new properties with lots of amenities. I, on the other hand, have to live in a dump that cost 1000.00 a month. Austin is not worth the cost of housing for the average person.
I disagree with Austin being the music capital of the world because most places close by midnight and most restaurants shut down by 10:00pm. But mostly, the nightlife in Austin is horrible because there's not one place a straight single person can go clubbing/dancing. They have all turned into gay clubs.