Riverside County, California

Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the United States with neighboring counties including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino County. The county was named after the city of Riverside which is the county seat. Some of the major cities in Riverside County are Beaumont, Canyon Lake, Corona, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Perris, San Jacinto and Temecula. Some of the unincorporated communities in the county are Murrieta Hot Springs and Sun City.

Riverside County offers its residents and visitors varying outdoor and indoor activities all year long. Breathtaking views of mountains, hills and lakes make it a perfect place to relax or work. There are ski resorts here, lush vineyards and wineries, art and historical museums, hot air ballooning and championship golf courses. Riverside County offers some great experiences for everyone.


Riverside County Real Estate

Many homebuyers have relocated from the more expensive, San Diego and Los Angeles counties, to Riverside County due to the affordable housing in the region.


Riverside County Schools

There are 23 public school districts in Riverside County serving over 420,000 students. There are several institutions of higher education in the county, including California Baptist University, California Southern Law School, College of the Desert, La Sierra University, Mount San Jacinto College, Palo Verde College, Riverside Community College and University of California, Riverside.

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Points of interest in Riverside County, California:

- Castle Park - an amusement park.
- Canyon Lake Community Theatre
- The Living Desert - a zoo.
- Blythe Bluegrass Festival - an annual event held in January.
- California Citrus State Historic Park
- Lake Perris State Recreation Area
- March Field Air Museum
- Mission Inn - a historic hotel in downtown Riverside.
- Mt San Jacinto State Park
- March Field Air Museum - an air museum adjacent to March Air Reserve Base.
Riverside County Facts:
  • Land area: 7,303 square miles
  • Population: 2,073,571
  • Estimated median household income: $42,887
  • Median resident age: 33 years


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