Riverside, California, is the county seat of Riverside County. It is the 12th most populous city in the state of California and the 59th most populous city in the United States. It encompasses an area of 81 square miles and has a population of about 303,000. It is located in Southern California and considered part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Pacific Ocean lies 36 miles away.
The City of Riverside traces its beginnings back to the early 1870s. The California citrus industry was born here, and it is also the location of the Mission Inn - the largest Mission Revival Style structure in the country.
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The City of Riverside helps residents by offering down payment assistance. Homebuyers who have not owned property in the last three years and meet certain income requirements may be eligible. In addition, the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County offers free Home Education Seminars every month for first-time homebuyers. These events are geared towards helping new homebuyers understand the process of buying a home.
Riverside also works to allow low and moderate income households access to affordable housing. The city actively pursues acquiring vacant and foreclosed single-family homes, refurbishes them, and sells them to first-time homebuyers who qualify.
There are 28 distinct neighborhoods withing the City of Riverside. These neighborhoods include:
Hillside Hunter Industrial Park
La Sierra Acres
La Sierra Hills
La Sierra South
Sycamore Canyon Park
Sycamore Canyon Springs
The city is in the process of several annexations of unincorporated areas nearby. Over the next few years these annexations will increase the population and land area. The largest of these areas is Lake Hills/Victoria Grove.
Riverside is home to an extensive array of museums and cultural attractions. The city is the regional center of the Inland Empire for entertainment, arts and culture. In addition, the city is home to the University of California, Riverside and La Sierra University which both provide many cultural opportunities to the city. Some of Riverside's cultural attractions include:
Riverside is accessed by three major highways - I-215, State Route 60 and State Route 91. These three roads meet on the northeast side of the city. The area near this interchange has developed a reputation as being one of the worst in the nation, and the city is known for its congestion and heavy traffic.
Traveling by train is an option to commuters in Riverside. The city has two Metrolink rail stations, Riverside-La Sierra and Riverside-Downtown. The Inland Empire-Orange County and 91 Lines run through both stations. Downtown is also served on weekdays by the Riverside Line, while on the weekends the San Bernardino Line runs through the station. Amtrak is also present in Riverside - the Southwest Chief line runs through the city on its way from Los Angeles to Chicago.
The Riverside Transit Agency provides local bus service to the community. Greyhound provides bus service to other cities in the US and Mexico.
Riverside is home to the Riverside Municipal Airport. The nearest major airport is LA/Ontario International Airport, about 20 miles northwest of the city in Ontario, California.
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Riverside real estate offices
Johnnie Will Stephens, Broker
3638 University Ave. Ste. 205
909-226-3336 Realtors & Staff
GRAN VISTA REAL ESTATE
3516 9TH ST UNIT A
951-251-4736 Realtors & Staff