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Living in Jurupa Valley, CA

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  • Jurupa Valley has a Livability Score of 55/100, which is considered poor
  • Jurupa Valley crime rates are 8% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Jurupa Valley is 15% lower than the California average

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needs many improvements 2 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 26, 2018) Since becoming a city in 2011 I had high hopes for the city. The drugs and gangs in the Rubidoux, Glen Avon & Sunny Slope area are bad. The police are huge failure. I have gangs on my street but unless the sheriffs see them commit the crime you are on your own. The schools are ho ...Read More rrible. The administration is inept at best. It's the same useless people getting elected. You will have to pay twice, first with your property taxes and then to send your kids to private school. Some teachers are good, but they fight a corrupt system and administration that drain $$$. Patriot HS looks more like a prison than a school. Pot shops abound. The homeless population on Mission Blvd is growing with drugs and tents cities by the bridge that leads to Riverside. The Rubidoux, Glen Avon and Sunny Slope areas are dirty, with many building code violations, trash & illegal dumping are a big problem as well. Don't shop at the Stater Brothers Market on Mission, you might get your wallet snatched. Over all the house are cheaper, but you don't get any more services for the property taxes. If I had known them what I know now, I would not have moved to Jurupa Valley. You have been warned. Read Less
Jurupa Valley: A City in Peril 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 17, 2015) I lived in the Jurupa Valley area for a few years in the early 2000s. For me it was a wonderful place to live with an authentic small town western flair. It was not at all uncommon to see my neighbors riding a horse around the area. With the San Gabriel Mountains rising in the di ...Read More stance it was easy for me to forget to that I was living in California.

The almost sedate lifestyle was just the touch I needed to offset the 30 minute commute to and from work. Fortunately the town sits near both the 15 and the 91 freeways. And on those rare occasions that I craved a little excitement, Los Angeles was just 45 miles to the west.

I have stayed in contact with my friends in the years since I moved away and have visited them on a number of occasions. I have watched as the town and surrounding areas have grown over the years. Bigger but still with that small town feel. In 2011 they voted to incorporate as a city to give them a larger voice in their own affairs. The parks are still picturesque and even more numerous. There are now three shopping centers to help the residents avoid the need to travel as far.

But life for my former home is not all roses. Due to problems caused by the recession the state government has diverted vehicle licensing fees away from small towns and cities to help offset other costs. This has hit Jurupa Valley especially hard as almost 50% of their municipal funds comes from vehicle fees. It has left the future as an incorporated city in doubt.

I loved the area when I lived there and feel for my friends still there. Hopefully this too shall pass. Jurupa Valley deserves the chance to survive. Read Less
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Jurupa Valley, CA

Jurupa Valley is one of California's newer cities as local residents only decided to incorporate the city via vote back in 2011. Since its recent inception, the city's population has steadily grown to over 108,000 residents. Located between I-15 and I-215, the city has a strategic location that makes it popular for those who live in the city and work in larger Riverside. Jurupa Valley has home prices that are cheaper than those found in Riverside, and the area offers residents easy access to nature.

Indian Hills Golf Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the city, and it has a clientele that love to strike big business deals when they are out on the course. The club provides a lot of employment opportunities for Jurupa Valley residents. It is a great place for teenagers to work since it offers flexible hours and it is always looking to hire additional staff during the busy summer months. Alvord Unified School District also provides job opportunities to thousands of residents who are trying to meet the growing needs of the city's children.

Ormand, Jurupa Hills, and Rancho del Sol are a few of the areas of the town that locals rave about whenever they are recommending areas to live to family and friends. Each of these areas has good shopping, fun entertainment, and most importantly, access to good schools. Patriot High School and Jurupa Valley High School are rivals on the gridiron and the basketball court, but both offer students a good secondary education that will position them well for college admission.

Fairmount Park is famous in the area for its beautiful rose gardens. It is a lush green park that also has walking paths. Mount Rubidoux is the polar opposite. It is a rock-faced cliff that has a desert look and feel. Hikers love to hit the trails early in the morning to get to the top before the sun starts to blaze down. Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center offers a glimpse into the early settlers of the area. It also provides a lesson on the vegetation that grows in an area that does not receive much rain throughout the year.

Traffic is not a problem most of the time for the residents of Jurupa Valley. As mentioned, the strategically positioned interstates help much of the traffic bypass the city as they make their way to Riverside and other cities in the county. Amtrak offers train service to residents in the area as there is a station in the center of town. Other than the train, UBER and Lyft are reliable options for anyone who is looking to get around town without access to their own vehicle.


Boulder Hill Park
Clays One Thousand Ranch Park
West Riverside Memorial Park
Hidden Valley Wildlife Area
Avalon Park


Jurupa Cultural Center
Rubidoux Drive In Theatre & Swap Meet
Jurupa 14 Cinemas
The Cove: Jurupa Aquatic Center
Rubidoux High School Stadium

Food & Drink

Pizza Pirates
Joyce Burgers
Pizza Fanzz
Sultans Mediterranean Grill
Drive to Work

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work

2% lower than the US average

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