Riviera Beach - Some Basics before we Journey Together
Joruneys into Riviera Beach
Driving through you sense there is more to the place than the businesses along Smallwood Road, and the homes between Smallwood and the water. You feel it.
But a basic google search is not helpful. But lot's cover that aspect so we can go further together.
According to its Wikipedia entry "Riviera Beach is a census-designated place and a neighborhood within Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 12,677 at the 2010 U.S. census"
Situated on the southwest shore of the tidal Patapsco River, the waterway which forms Baltimore's harbor to the northwest, the community is bounded by two tidal inlets of the Patapsco, Rock Creek to the southeast and Stoney Creek to the northwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 17.96%, is water.
Interestingly, to anyone not from beyond the community, says Wikipedia, natives do not pronounce the name the way it is spelled. Rather, it is pronounced as "revere-uh", as in Paul Revere. It is also called "The Beach" by people in and around the area especially those who live on the abundant water front.
Now, having covered the basic, let's start to journey into Rivera Beach together....