Saturday, February 08, 2014

Homes in Riverside-New Bern's oldest neighborhood


Riverside is a neighborhood on the rise. 

The picture shown above is the old Riverside Elementary School which was built in 1922. The school served as a neighborhood school until it closed in the mid 1970's. Since then it has been used as a private school and most recently as a church. The building is currently for sale. Anybody out there looking for a project?

Riverside was the first neighborhood located outside of  historic downtown New Bern. First developed in the 1880's, Riverside is rich in history and full of historic homes, some have been restored and some need some attention. 

 In the early 20th century Riverside a thriving community and home to many of the largest businesses in the area. In the early part of the 20th century Roper Lumber Company was located in Riverside and at the time it was the largest lumber company in N.C. and one of the largest in the entire south. Currently Maola Milk Company is the only remaining large industry remaining in Riverside. 

Today Riverside is considered a great alternative to living in downtown New Bern. Located only a few minutes from downtown shops and restaurants, Riverside offers a nice selection of one and two story homes with prices starting as low as $125,000. 

In 2013 there were home sales in Riverside. Average sales price was and average days on the market before selling was 

To view homes for sale in Riverside click the link below.

To learn more about the history of Riverside click the link below. It takes about 20 seconds to load up.

If you have any questions about this neighborhood or would like additional information on any homes for sale there give me a call at 252 514 9157 or visit my website at 


Have a great day





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