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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
Riverside is a neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. Riverside is in Erie County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Riverside offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Residents of Riverside tend to be liberal.
About Riverside...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$50,739
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
Home Security Options for Riverside
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  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,496
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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Buffalo, N.Y.is the absolute best place to live in! The people here are kind and always are willing to lend a hand. There have been many changes in Buffalo in the last few years due to many renovations downtown. It's a safer and nicer area to be around. The building of Canalside has helped turn Buffalo into a better city. People are coming together to have free workouts, make arts and crafts, ride in boats, and just gaze at the beautiful canal. Buffalo is a city like no other!
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My area has the opportunity to become better. Schools are graduating more students per year, job growth in a positive direction, and public services are fairly consistent. However, adolescent pregnancy is sky rocketing, gang violence/gun violence is on the rise, and pedophiles trying to snatch children is becoming more frequent. If given the choice, I would prefer to leave my community and live elsewhere. In the future, I feel that the direction depends on the actions taken today. If effective policies and enforcement are placed now, we are likely to see a shift towards a positive spectrum. On the other hand if nothing is done to control the epidemic, the community will spiral into the negative spectrum.
Riverside is a very Divers community. High risk for crime and not safe to walk at night. Very few Stores to shop at, but have very good restaurants to eat at. It would be nice to see a little bit of business development in this area.