|Riverside, Texas is located in Southeast Texas, at
the the Junction of The Trinity River and Lake Livingston, where Highway
19 crosses the Trinity River. Our town lies along the Famed Texas Forest
Trail, and is not far from the Big Thicket National Preserve, and The Sam
Houston National Forest.
Lake Livingston is Texas' second largest lake that has all of its boundaries in Texas. It comprises about 83000 acres, and has 450 miles of shoreline around its 50 mile length. It is an outstanding recreational for all forms of water sports. Mild winters make enjoyment of the lake a year-round possibility for many activities.
An average rainfall of about 44 inches per year waters the mixed hardwood and pine forest which surrounds the area of the Lake and Riverside. Hunting is a favorite pastime of many, and fishing is year-around. Golf is a 4-season sport in our area.
Winters are mild here. Many Winter Texas find their way to our area to escape the rigors of Winter. Our average Winter daytime temperature is 60°, nights,40° in December through February, which comprises most of winter in our area. Freezing weather is scarce, and once every decade or so we see a light snowfall.
Population density is low, except in the residential developments along the shores of Lake Livingston. Riverside has a population of 425, but these developments place several thousand more people within a few miles of the town.
For those enjoying rural life, plenty of undeveloped land is available to allow living with "elbow room" One local defines a traffic jam in these areas as more than one car on the county road fronting their property in 15 minutes time.
Our area is rural, but not isolated. We're 15 minutes away from Huntsville (pop 35000), which is home to Sam Houston State University; only about a 90 minute drive away from Houston, and about the same distance to the Gulf Coast.
Other business include real estate offices, automotive and boat repair, two domestic water companies, restaurants, and fast food outlets.
The US Postal Service operates a Post Office in Riverside, and Riverside Bank serves the community's banking needs.
In addition to Riverside's outstanding Volunteer Fire Department (with two fire stations), three area fire companies provide assistance as needed: Thomas Lake Road, Dodge and Huntsville. Walker County EMS is on call, and fire departments have helipads which facilitate air evacuation to the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Two hospitals are only moments away from Riverside.
Several churches are in our city; most denominations worship only minutes away.
City, Lakeside and rural housing is readily available to suit the lifestyle desired by new arrivals to our area. Real estate prices are appreciating, but still are a bargain relative to many other parts of the US.
Winter Texans are welcome, and several RV facilities accommodate travel trailers and motor homes. Marina faculties are convenient to Riverside.
Long a haven for retirees and people wanting to
leave large cities, Riverside also welcomes business. Taxes are low, and
City Government is "business friendly.
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