Riverside is a very active and involved neighborhood in the Westside of Atlanta. It is bordered by the Chattahoochee River to the north, Jackson Parkway to the west, Southern Railway train tracks to the south, and Paul Avenue to the east. Bolton Road is the main road and Main Street has a small village shopping and eating area.
There is a good mix of older and new homes, mostly craftsman style. The homes range from $250K – $400K.
The area that is now known as Riverside started as a working plantation, known as the Spink Estate after its owner, James W. Spink. He sold the first lots, which are now occupied by the residence and carriage house at the intersection of Spink St. and Hollywood Rd, in 1892. One of the main streets of the neighborhood is named Spink Street. Spink died suddenly in 1906 and Spink’s widow 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.
It is part of the Atlanta Public School system, which includes Bolton Academy (elementary), Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School.
There are many events such as a Fall Progressive Cocktail party, Riverside Runs Hollywood 5k, and Work Days at the Riverside Park. The HOA is very active.