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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Riva is a suburb of Baltimore with a population of 3,891. Riva is in Anne Arundel County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Riva offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riva there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many retirees live in Riva and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riva are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$486,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,806
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Riva Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$123,750
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Riva Reviews

3 reviews
I have been around the Riva area for 18 years. I have lived in Riva for 4 years. Love the community and the atmosphere. Within 10-15 minutes from Annapolis and 5 minutes from Edgewater and Davidsonville.
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Very wealthy, well located community. 5 minutes from Annapolis, but is safe and moderately low amounts of traffic.
I love where I live.