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Welcome to Riverside

City of Riverside Missouri Official Website

Welcome to life upstream.

Riverside, Missouri is a thriving community located just minutes north of downtown Kansas City.  Roots run deep here.  Neighborhoods thrive.  And new life, growth and opportunities are easy to find and hard to pass up.

This is more than an address.  This is a place to live, work, raise a family or run a business.  This is life upstream from ordinary.

City Overview:

It’s all upstream.
With a healthy mix of new and existing homes, a highly rated school district, lots of open space, extensive walking/biking trails and no property, real estate or earnings taxes, it all adds up to life less ordinary.

Strong Schools: Riverside is part of the Park Hill School District and home to Park Hill South High School. Park Hill received the Missouri Quality Award for dedication to exceptional performance, the first district to receive the prestigious award.

Healthy Citizens: Thanks to the City’s 75 percent subsidy on membership fees at three area community and fitness centers, more than 25 percent of residents are involved in the citywide Healthy Citizens initiative.

Connected Neighborhoods: Riverside continues to build a planned trail system that will soon loop around the entire community and link with Platte County, Kansas City and Parkville trails.

Safety and Security: The Public Safety Department is comprised of a full-time police division and a full-time fire division, allowing faster response times and an even higher level of service to residents and merchants.

Sustainability: More than 70 percent of single-family homes in Riverside participate in the City’s free curbside recycling program. Drop-off bins on the City Hall campus help more citizens recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and glass. The Riverside composting program allows residents to drop off yard waste at no charge.

Satisfied Stakeholders: According to the most recent ETC DirectionFinder Survey, 89 percent of Riverside residents are satisfied with their overall quality of life, which exceeds the national average of 77 percent.

Relative Location:
9 minutes from I-35/I-29 split
10 minutes from central downtown Kansas City
12 minutes from Kansas City International Airport
17 minutes from the Country Club Plaza
20 minutes to Harry S. Truman Sports Complex

Relevant Numbers:
County: Platte
Square miles: 5.3
Population: Approx. 3,000
Median citizen age: 35.1
Average age of housing: 32.1
Average home value: $121,709