Discover Riverside Avondale Riverside and Avondale next-door established fifty years apart and both with different vibes, gradually coalesced into one great neighborhood. Riverside is the older, artsy cousin with its famous Memorial Park, Cummer Museum, Arts District, uniquely local dining, hip 5 Points commercial district and Riverside Arts Market. Avondale, the younger cousin is smaller, more residential in nature but offers a more establishment-style commercial district and several destination restaurants. Combined they offer history, architectural gems, eclectic business districts, arts & culture, and public spaces people travel to feel and see. Architectural Gems From grand examples of Colonial Revival mansions to ubiquitous yet functional bungalows and exotic residences that defy singular classification, Riverside Avondale's eclectic mix of architectural styles is unparalleled among neighborhoods in the Southeast. Historic Parks Riverside Avondale's Historic District boasts 26 parks covering more than 75 acres. Dig in to learn more about these little pieces of nature in your own backyard. Public Services Living in Riverside Avondale provides you access to many local public services. The neighborhood is home to a major medical center, the oldest active library branch in the city and several public schools - all within arm's reach. Small Businesses Riverside Avondale is home to a wide variety of small, independent shops, businesses, and restaurants. A complete list of these businesses, as well as links to their websites, can be found here.