Riverside, California 

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+7.0% since 2020

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8.1 / 8.7

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Best Places to Live in Riverside, California

Riverside, California is a vibrant and dynamic city that offers something for everyone. Visitors can explore the city's famous Mission Inn or take in the views from Mount Rubidoux Park. Nature lovers can take a trip to Fairmount Park or go on a hike at Box Springs Mountain Reserve. Foodies can take their pick among the many restaurants in town ranging from local favorites to fusion cuisine. Shopping enthusiasts can browse the boutiques of the downtown area or discover hidden treasures at The Galleria at Tyler Mall. With its diverse attractions and plenty of activities to choose from, Riverside promises any visitor an unforgettable experience. Suburban complex - Southern California, 50 to 80 miles east of Los Angeles and Orange County.
Zip Codes: 92503 92507 92504 92505 92506 92508 92501
Cost of Living: 34.1% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 850 ft above sea level

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Riverside, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Diverse economy
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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.


The unemployment rate in Riverside is 7.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Riverside jobs have increased by 2.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Riverside's cost of living is 34.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Riverside's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Riverside, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Riverside county remained moderately Democratic, 53.0% to 45.0%. More Voting Stats

Riverside's population is 314,858 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 30.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Riverside is Real Estate: $590,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.2%.

Riverside public schools spend $9,538 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.3 students per teacher in Riverside. More Education

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Housing Market in Riverside

It's a good time to buy in Riverside. Home Appreciation is up 9.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Riverside is $590,700.
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Reviews for Riverside   42 Reviews
I've lived in Riverside for 54 years - 9/17/2021
I've lived in Riverside for 54 years. It changed a LOT when people from LA started moving here in droves. Still, I have never been robbed or assaulted but I am... Read More

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Worst Medical Care Around! Lots of Break Ins! - 1/7/2021
I'm from Orange County (OC). I have had nothing but trouble since moving to Riverside. 1. The dogs are aggressive guard dogs. If you want to walk or bike you... Read More

A depressing place. - 12/16/2018
Whew where to begin with dear old riverside. I enjoyed growing up here until my high school years (back in 2011). In 7 short years the downward deterioration of the... Read More

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