B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$261,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,161
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Riverside Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    240
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    161
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    505
    525
  • Theft
    2,211
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    543
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$57,196
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • 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
    22%
    13%
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Riverside is growing city that strives in its people. I've lived in Riverside my whole life so I've seen how much its grown in the 20+ years. I have visited other cities in California, Nevada, and Washington and none of them compare to Riverside. There is so much to do and see in Riverside. Not to mention the food here! There's so many different types or restaurants from Thai, Indian, Salvadorian, Mexican, and more! I defiantly recommend people to come to Riverside and visit it's mission inn, UCR, Mt. Rubidoux, and restaurants.
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Riverside, California is well known for the Orange groves and Art community, but there is more to Riverside than just that. In Riverside, there are amazing Hiking trails which are especially beautiful during the Winter! Riverside's hills become a dazzling sea of tall green grass that sway with the breeze, and if that is not enough, wildflowers bloom, puddles full of tadpoles and deep in the trenches, tree's and other tall plants extend out into the sun. One thing I would like to see changed here in Riverside, is the litter and graffiti. Walking up those trails, there are "spots" where young adults and adults like to relax. However, they do not pick up after themselves, and as nice it is to express oneself, vandalizing nature is not the place to do it.
Riverside is a beautiful city, rich in history and diversity. People are drawn from far and wide to explore the historic Mission Inn and to experience many of the city's other amenities. Whether its local shopping, the Fox Theater and night life or festivals and celebrations, there is something in Riverside for EVERYONE!