Homes for Sale in Riverside, TX 

Located in Travis County, Riverside is a large, established neighborhood in southeast Austin, north of East Oltorf, south of Lady Bird Lake, and east of I-35 and Pleasant Valley Road. Riverside is in the Central time zone and includes the 78741zip code. Four miles from downtown Austin, six miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and only three miles from the University of Texas at Austin campus, it’s close to public transportation at the Riverside-Downtown Metrolink station. Homes for sale in Riverside are priced from $110K to $899K.

Riverside real estate consists of single-family houses featuring mid-century architectural design as well as modern townhomes and condos. Some Riverside homes for sale have been recently updated while others need renovation, which presents a great investment opportunity for savvy buyers. Although it currently has an unsafe reputation, the neighborhood is undergoing a major urban development with high-tech campuses being built, which is expected to increase prices for Riverside listings.

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Mostly built in the 1960s, Riverside real estate features large windows, original built-ins, and ample backyards sprinkled with stately live oaks. As a result of its proximity to the University of Texas at Austin campus and lower housing cost, Riverside’s population is younger and diverse, consisting in large part of students and young professionals. Riverside listings usually have one to five bedrooms, one to five bathrooms, and master bedroom suites, some with water views.

Riverside homes for sale range in size from 518 square feet to 3,512 square feet, with the average size being 2,000 square feet, for an average $208 per square foot, and an average price of $250K. Riverside real estate is predicted to increase in price as it’s becoming one of the hottest neighborhoods in Austin due to its affordable homes, close to public transportation and major local highways, and easy access to downtown Austin.

Amenities Near Riverside, TX

Riverside residents like to shop at budget retailers in strip malls, dine at the many ethnic and fast-food restaurants, or catch a flick at the Aquarius 4 Theatre or the Regal Riverside 8. Only minutes away, downtown Austin offers many other stores, casual and fine dining, nightly live music, cultural events, and frequent festivals.

Nearby, Lady Bird Lake offers boating as well as hiking and biking trails with direct access to south Austin. Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park provides a splash pad, hiking trails, a disc golf course, BMX track, and playgrounds. Riverside residents also enjoy the outdoors at Zilker Park, Lakeshore Park, and the Krieg Field Softball Complex. Riverside residents can take in a round of golf at the Riverside Golf Course, three miles away, where golfers can play 18 holes on a course designed by Perry Maxwell and J. Press.

Children who live in the Riverside community attend public schools of the Austin Independent School District including Sanchez Elementary School, Linder Elementary School, and Travis Heights Elementary School, Martin Middle School and Fulmore Middle School, and Travis High School, which allows students to earn college credit while in high school. Nearby private schools include St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School and San Juan Diego Catholic High School. Riverside residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College at Riverside.

Riverside listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own an affordable home, close to public transportation and major local highways, and easy access to downtown Austin.

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