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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Riverside is a city in California with a population of 318,678. Riverside is in Riverside County. Living in Riverside offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Riverside there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Riverside and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Riverside are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$286,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,194
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Riverside Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    180
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    607
    500
  • Theft
    2,257
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    593
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,979
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

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I have lived in Riverside for over 7 years and have loved it thus far. There are many things to do in Riverside all within a short distance. We have Mt. Rubidoux, Fairmount Park, the Santa Ana bike trail and many other outdoor things. There are areas that aren't as well lit as others, therefore I would consider those areas less safe, but over all this city has a lot to offer. The diversity in people is great. You can reach the beaches, mountains, deserts all within an hour! The weather is quite hot during the summer, but spring, fall and winter have wonderful climate.
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Riverside has it all. They have an active nightlife for those who like to go out and have fun with friends, or to meet new people. They also have great outdoor activities. Rubidoux mountain is a popular location for beginner hikers or experienced athletes looking for a nice day outside. The weather is always nice for a relaxing bike ride on the extensive bike trail, too. There are parks to have parties, picnics, or to play all day. Riverside is close to all the stores you need, and if you're looking to go on a shopping spree, the Tyler mall has got it all!
Los Angeles/San Diego/OC and now Riverside is joining the SoCal Buzz.

Riverside has....

Convergence of Academia, the Private Sector, and Government {UC Riverside, La Sierra, CBU}

Growing Density of Wealthy Investors and Funding Institutions >>> {CitrusHack/ VC Dinners}

Access to Amenities >>> world-class hotels/large conference centers, highly-rated restaurants, near popular sports teams and unique entertainment options.

Inspiration from Past Success Stories - And also free help from CEOs

Level-headed Approach to Failure - The SoCal mantra is ‘fail fast’ and that of the rest of the world is ‘don't fail.

Emphasis on Platform Over Product - Build an Uber/Facebook rather than a physical product { Numbers }

The Future of Riverside - is entrepreneurship and startups { $$$ Riverside.io}