riv·​er·​front | \ˈri-vər-ˌfrənt \

Definition of riverfront 

: the land or area along a river

Examples of riverfront in a Sentence

We went for a walk down at the riverfront.

Recent Examples on the Web

Dramatic improvements to the riverfront and the lakefront. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "New plans for Spire site: Arresting towers, solid urban design and room for improvement," 16 May 2018 Located on a large, navigable river at the mouth of Matagorda Bay, residents can enjoy peaceful riverfront living in a quiet, gated community and boat from their own property to Matagorda Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Houston Chronicle, "Buyers can take advantage of buying opportunity in Matagorda Bay," 29 Apr. 2018 One of the ideas residents stressed — and that Ambrose picked up on — is to open up the riverfront, which for decades has been uninviting. James Briggs, Indianapolis Star, "How a little-known Indianapolis developer got in position to land Amazon's HQ2," 3 June 2018 After a long day of spectating or playing, tourists visited museums like The Henry Ford, walked along the riverfront, took pictures and patronized local staples like the Punch Bowl Social . Aja Gaines And Taylor Gribble, Detroit Free Press, "USA Volleyball invades Detroit: Stories from girls junior tournament," 4 July 2018 It’s across from Lincoln Yards, a 70-acre riverfront site that’s one of Chicago’s prime contenders for the Amazon placement. Chicago was not above playing hardball. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Amazon's second headquarters search hits crunch time; one group warns 'it's a race to the bottom'," 2 Apr. 2018 The maker of the irreverent card game is on Elston Avenue in the Logan Square area, across the Chicago River from Lincoln Yards — Sterling Bay's more than 70-acre riverfront site near Lincoln Park and Bucktown. Lauren Zumbach, latimes.com, "Graffiti cleanup 'blitz' ahead of Amazon visit wipes out street art in Chicago," 25 Mar. 2018 The finished event center will be moved upriver to operate on Newport's riverfront. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "BB Riverboats new Ohio River cruise hub and bar arrives July 4," 3 July 2018 Around the corner in the riverfront shopping area Sint-Andries, look for Christian Wijnants’s trademark knits and exotic Dries Van Noten prints at their namesake boutiques. Clodagh Kinsella, Condé Nast Traveler, "Northern Belgium Is Our New Favorite Food and Design Destination," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of riverfront

1751, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of riverfront

: the land that is next to a river

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