Riverside, California

Riverside is the county seat of Riverside County and one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Money Magazine ranked Riverside in 2008 as one of the best places to live. The city has a beautiful location surrounded by small and large mountains, some of which get snow during the colder months of the year. The climate in Riverside is warm mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Riverside offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities for its residents and visitors. Pleasant weather all year, and the close proximity of Mount Rubidoux, provides opportunity for walking, hiking, climbing or biking. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage with museums, theatres, operas and art galleries around every corner.


Riverside Real Estate

The real estate market in Riverside offers significantly lower housing prices as compared to the large cities in adjacent counties.


Riverside Schools

Riverside is served by the Riverside Unified School District and the Alvord Unified School District. There are also several institutions of higher education in the city, such as: The University of California, Riverside, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Riverside Community College and Kaplan College.

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Points of interest in Riverside, California:

- Botanic Gardens - 40 acres of unusual plants and four miles of walking trails.
- Mission Inn - a historic landmark hotel.
- Fox Theater - a theater where the first showing of "Gone with the Wind" took place.
- "World's Largest Paper Cup" - three stories tall cup.
- The Riverside International Film Festival - an annual event held in April which includes directors from around the world.
- Castle Amusement Park - featuring rides, four 18-hole miniature golf courses and a three-level video arcade.
- Jensen Alvarado Ranch
- Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center - Earth science museum.
Riverside Facts:
  • Land area: 98.4 square miles
  • Population in July 2007: 294,437
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $55,999
  • Median resident age: 29 years


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