5.1 out of 10


39.0762887491086 -84.609830814202
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5


Riverside, as its name implies, is by the river. Unfortunately, that's about all of Riverside, a strip of town that follows US Route 50 along the Ohio River. Riverside is situated between Sedamsville and Sayler Park. Most of Riverside consists of the industry along US50 (River Road), mainly situated between the river and the road and the railroad tracks that run next to the road on the river side. A lot of those industrial businesses deal with transportation of materials via river, rail, and roads. You can't miss the hulking storage silos of either Consolidated Grain and Barge or the Westway Terminals as you enter the Riverside area.

Riverside does have some residences, these are mainly situated on the north side of River Road/US 50. You will find this area to be the base of a hillside and rising. The main street of this area is creatively named Hillside Avenue, indicating its geographical position. Real estate prices in Riverside are fairly low. Riverside is a few short miles away from Downtown Cincinnati along the heavily traveled corridor of River Road/US 50.

Going up the hillside from the residential part of Riverside takes you to the community of Delhi, where you will find plenty of places to eat, shop and do business. The residents of Riverside have little choice for shopping in their neighborhood, but there are a couple of popular places to eat in Riverside, Drew's on the River and Jim & Jack's on the River; both restaurants offer a variety of menu items, mostly burgers, wraps, and sandwiches and live music on weekends.

There is a nursing care center in Riverside, Liberty Nursing Center, that offers a variety of care options, including rehab and memory care. Riverside Playground, running next to the river is one of the park areas in Riverside. It offers baseball fields and a boat launch ramp. Delshire Preserve, is a 13.4 acre nature preserve located along the north side of Hillside Avenue. It was originally preserved as a green space for the Delhi subdivision of Delshire to enjoy, but is now owned by the Western Wildlife Corridor organization, a group dedicated to preserving the wooded hillsides long the Ohio River.

Riverside is served by the St. Vincent de Paul Church, part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. There was Catholic school in the community as well, but the Archdiocese closed it a few years ago. The community is served by Riverside Academy Elementary, a charter school offering K-8 education. Children living in Riverside attend schools in the Cincinnati Public School system, and the nearest elementary is Sayler Park School.
  • easy access to the River
  • cheap real estate
  • close to the city
  • very industrial
  • not a lot of entertainment, shopping or dining
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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