About Riverside

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The Riverside neighborhood is experiencing tremendous growth and revitalization since 2014. Now a healthy mix of old and new homes, there are big commercial development plans in store for this area.

Sandwiched in between the Bolton neighborhood and Whittier Mill Village, Riverside has an elected charm all its own.

Fun Facts from Wikipedia:

The area was originally a working plantation, known as the Spink Estate after its owner, James W. Spink. Spink sold the first lots, which are now occupied by the residence and carriage house at the intersection of Spink Street and Hollywood Road, for the start of this new community in 1892.

One of the main streets of the neighborhood is named Spink Street. Spink died suddenly in 1906 and Spink’s widow, Elizabeth, continued to live in Riverside until her death in 1910. In 1914, the remainder of the Spink Estate was sold as 300 lots and 20 small farms. In time, the farms gave way to more houses. Riverside was annexed into the city of Atlanta in 1952.

Quick stats:

  • Households: about 410 homes
  • Property taxes: approx. $2000/year on a $200,000 with homestead exemption
  • Median 2015 sales price: $237,500
  • Amenities: Very engaged community; Walkable to Westside restaurants; Bordered by Chattahoochee River
  • Public schools: Bolton Academy Elementary, Sutton Middle School, North Atlanta High School