Riversdale is close to Blenheim central with great value for money housing. With the Opawa River loop running close by, many properties enjoy the enviable status of having their properties right on the river frontage, allowing for fishing, boating and swimming during the summer months. Many enjoy sitting by the river while enjoying a social drink or BBQ lunch or dinner. There are some homes that have been built in the early 2000s, but the majority are classic 1960s to 1980s era homes for family living.
Though there are no primary schools in this area, you are only minutes away from a selection of schools that Blenheim has on offer. If you are looking at studying for a degree or certificate, the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is located right in the heart of Riversdale on Budge Street.