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What Bert Has To Say About Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area

Riverside County and San Bernardino County to the north form this metro area. Like many such metro areas in the Southwest, it extends far into uninhabited desert areas, in this case east through the Mojave Desert to the Nevada/Arizona border. Larger than nine U.S. states, it is often referred to as the Inland Empire. Cities in the western portion, including Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, and a patchwork of other communities, are developed suburbs of the Los Angeles area with a rapidly growing and increasingly self-sufficient economy.


Quick Facts About Riverside

    The unemployment rate in Riverside is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Riverside jobs have Increased by 1.17 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Riverside's cost of living is 21.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Riverside's population is 306,128 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.80 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Riverside is $263,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 25.60 percent.
    Riverside public schools spend $10,116 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23.6 students per teacher in Riverside.

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re: Riverside is charming and beautiful - 6/5/2014
I am looking for somewhere to move from Burbank (which is a great small town atmosphere, green spaces, friendly neighbors, eclectic shopping, no crime and was so... (read more)
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I moved to Riverside, Ca from Orange County, Ca since 2002. I can tell you that this city has it all. It has a community college, a UC university (UCR), and many other... (read more)
re: Riverside is charming and beautiful - 6/5/2014
My grandfather lived in Hemet for many years, as the town had long been considered a retirement community for Seniors. The only persuit was golf, and cards and a... (read more)
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