Riverside is large area of homes that covers most of western Billerica, Massachusetts. This area gets its name for its location adjacent to Concord River, a 16 mile long river that runs throughout Billerica and other nearby towns. This river is very popular among locals who enjoying kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, as Concord River is home to a variety species including eel, bass, pickerel, carp, and more.
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There are a variety of homes in Riverside, most of which are located in quiet neighborhoods off of the main roads in the area such as Nashua Road, Treble Cove Road, and River Street. The houses in the neighborhoods on the eastern side of the area can be found on Hilltop Road, Bridle Road, and their connecting side streets.
In the southern end of Riverside, you can find lots of homes along Moran Road, Thoreau Street, and Walton Street. Houses throughout Riverside come in all shapes and sizes, including smaller, 2-3 bedroom cottages, ranches, and townhouses as well as larger, 3-5 bedroom Colonials and split entry houses.
Concord River is not the only place to spend a day on or by the water in Riverside. Ralph Hill Conservation Area, Billerica State Forest, and Winning Pond are all located in this region. Each of these places feature trails for hiking and biking, as well as spots to picnic or naturewatch. Nutting Lake, a popular place to go swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking, is just a couple miles south of this area. This lake is also the site of Micozzi Beach, a lifeguard-supervised, public beach with athletic courts and a picnic areas with grills.
Riverside is a couple miles west of Billerica’s largest shopping plaza, Shops at Billerica. This plaza features over a dozen stores and restaurants. Larger shopping areas can be found a bit further east in Wilmington, north in Lowell, and south in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Many highways run through Riverside including Route 4, Route 129, and the Northwest Expressway, which connects I-95 to I-495. Locals can also drive about 30 minutes on Interstate 93 into Boston, Massachusetts’ largest city.