True to its name, the St. Louis City neighborhood of Riverview is the closest community alongside the mighty Mississippi River. Unique in shape, topography and layout, Riverview covers a total of 1.34 square miles. Located within the northern St. Louis City region, the neighborhood is surrounded by the St. Louis City neighborhood of North Riverfront Neighborhood towards the south and the St. Louis County municipalities of Baden, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Glasgow Village and similarly named Riverview towards the western regions. The neighborhood’s entire eastern portion is defined by the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, Riverview’s population was recorded at 304 residents. It is represented by one Aldermen sitting in the second Ward.
Though not much is known about the neighborhood’s overall history, the Riverview of today is made up of two parks, the North Riverfront Park and the Chain of Rocks Park. More on those two later! Some suggest that Riverview’s growth began around the same time as the Baden region in the middle of the 19th century. Some of the neighborhood’s earliest landowners include St. Louis’ first mayor William Carr Lane, businessman Samuel Wiggins and Olympic swimmer Amedee Reyburn. Expansion of further developments occurred during the early 1870s as subdivision construction increased throughout the later 19th century into 1930.
Being so close to the Mississippi River, the neighborhood accumulates many visitors to get an experience of natural Missouri and its parks.
Residents of Riverview are served by the St. Louis Public School District.