Riva is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,256 people and just one neighborhood, Riva is the 145th largest community in Maryland.
Real Estate Prices
Riva home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Riva real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Riva is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Riva is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riva who work in management occupations (17.13%), office and administrative support (14.05%) and sales jobs (13.73%).
Also of interest is that Riva has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Riva is also a town of artists. Riva has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Riva’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Riva is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Riva really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Riva perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Riva is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Riva, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.09 minutes every day commuting to work.