Riverside, Rhode Island
Riverside is a suburban neighborhood for
Providence, RI. Surrounding Riverside is the town of Barrington, Rhode Islandin Bristol County, RI to the south, Narragansett Bayto the west, the rest of East Providence to the north, and the Runnings River and Seekonk, MA to the east.
Riverside most notably became a tourist attraction in the early 20th century due to the presence of Crescent Park, known as the “Coney Island of New England”. The park closed in 1979. Only the preserved
Charles I.D. Looff Carouselremains.
It the past decade, East Providence has considered many redevelopment projects.The largest landowner in Riverside is Exxon Mobil. There are also banking call centers for Bank of America and Citizens Bank. It is also home to
Bradley Hospitaland the Silver Spring Golf Course.
The major roads through Riverside are the Wampanoag Trail connecting East Providence to Bristol County, RI and Willett Ave, named after Captain
Thomas Willett, the first English Mayor of New York City (1665). Willett is buried in Riverside at the Little Neck Cemetery.
St. Mary Academy - Bay View
Alice Mary Waddington Elementary School
Oldham Elemantary School
Riverside Middle School
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