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Best Places To Live In Riverside, CA

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  • Riverside, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 318,678
  • I am a business owner and operator of one of the largest growing security companies in southern CA/Riverside, This is definitely a home to my business. I am from San Diego and these two places are by…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Sycamore Canyon Park, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 244
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  • Chino Hills, CA
  • City: 19.8mi / 31.8km away
  • Population: 77,266
  • When I first visited Chino Hills I couldn't help but think of how beautiful it was. With rolling green hills, snow covered mountains in the background and a modern urban center Chino Hills has become one…[read more]
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  • Lake Forest, CA
  • City: 25.4mi / 40.9km away
  • Population: 80,658
  • I have lived in Lake Forest, CA and in this city review I will be going over some of Lake Forest's community aspects such as attractions, the community as a whole, the nightlife, different shopping…[read more]
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  • Hawarden Hills, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.0mi / 1.6km away
  • Population: 2,610
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  • Orangecrest, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.4mi / 8.7km away
  • Population: 18,304
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  • Claremont, CA
  • City: 22.4mi / 36.1km away
  • Population: 35,827
  • I lived in Claremont for a few years and it was a pretty good city to live in. It's between Los Angeles and San Bernadino, plus it has Angeles National Forest directly to the north, so it's in a really…[read more]
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  • San Antonio Heights, CA
  • City: 21.4mi / 34.5km away
  • Population: 3,099
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  • Canyon Lake, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.2km away
  • Population: 10,985
  • Living in Canyon Lake, CA is a luxurious experience. Waterfront property, boating and other water sports, and a safe, gated community are some of the best things about living here! Homes sit lakeside,…[read more]
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  • Victoria, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.5mi / 2.3km away
  • Population: 9,762
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  • Running Springs, CA
  • City: 25.1mi / 40.4km away
  • Population: 4,624
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  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.3km away
  • Population: 173,309
  • Lived in this town for 25 years. What I have seen is alot of development since 2002. Many people have moved here from all over. Prices have increased for housing and rent. It's a suburb of San Bernardino…[read more]
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  • Eastvale, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.5km away
  • Population: 58,217
  • I have been in this city for around 5 years and every year I find something interesting about the place. At first, when I moved from Oregon, I was a little skeptical about Eastvale given the fact that it…[read more]
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  • March ARB, CA
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 1,145
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  • Loma Linda, CA
  • City: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 23,859
  • Loma Linda is a city full of cultural and relaxing activities that everyone in the family can participate in. If you're looking for outdoor activities, strolling through a park like Hulda Crooks Park…[read more]
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  • Canyon Crest, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 3.7mi / 5.9km away
  • Population: 16,329
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  • Nena, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 2,759
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  • Redlands, CA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.1km away
  • Population: 70,442
  • there are 2 Redlands, one side has million dollar beautiful homes, the other side is the hood ( where I live ) in my 340,000 house , we have cops going all night, I have had 2 high speed chases in my…[read more]
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  • Warm Springs, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.3km away
  • Population: 1,709
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  • Menifee, CA
  • City: 20.9mi / 33.7km away
  • Population: 84,978
  • Very nice, quiet place to live, at least in my neighborhood ... and much more affordable compared to North County, San Diego, where we lived before Menifee. I'm a lot happier…[read more]
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  • Upland, CA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 75,851
  • I have been living in Southern California for the last 10 years and I have been to Upland California on several occasions. There is a quaint historic downtown area, a beautiful golf course and the houses…[read more]
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  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 12,393
  • GT has been my home for over 34 years, I grew up here as a kid, and moved back as an adult. My wife and I started out in Colton and then lived in San Bernardino for 5 years before the growing crime rate…[read more]
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  • Canyon Springs, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.8mi / 9.3km away
  • Population: 3,041
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  • Norco, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 26,809
  • If you are looking for a city that does not have dense housing and is very safe, that is Norco. If you're looking for a city with community support, great schools, and houses that sit on 1/2 acre lots,…[read more]
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  • La Sierra, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.5mi / 8.9km away
  • Population: 36,203
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  • Ramona, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.1mi / 3.4km away
  • Population: 26,130
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  • El Sobrante, CA
  • City: 6.0mi / 9.7km away
  • Population: 15,374
  • Growing up in the Bay Area, CA, I am use to beautiful weather, shopping locations and excellent diversity. This city is apart of the Bay Area, CA, but a little further out. However, it still has all of…[read more]
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  • Blair Park, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.4mi / 24.8km away
  • Population: 1,522
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  • La Sierra Acres, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.4km away
  • Population: 11,211
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  • Corona, CA
  • City: 11.1mi / 17.9km away
  • Population: 161,614
  • City does not respond to request when needed. City tree did damage to my property. They ignore request to take care of their problem and I took them to court. Court house is right next to city hall. …[read more]
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  • Rancho West, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 11.0mi / 17.7km away
  • Population: 10,024
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  • Wood Streets, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: 6,979
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  • Colton, CA
  • City: 8.9mi / 14.4km away
  • Population: 53,856
  • I have lived in Colton, CA my entire life. There is a new aspect that I seem to experience on a regular basis that adds to the magic of the city. Located only an hour's drive from Los Angeles, Colton is…[read more]
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  • Winchester, CA
  • City: 23.8mi / 38.3km away
  • Population: 2,407
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  • Chino, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 83,670
  • Raised here and love it. I wouldn't change my chino for no other city. I try Pomona , Santa Ana, San Bernardino and Riverside and always end up back in CHINO....That's how I know I won't change my…[read more]
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  • Kendall, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 3,812
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  • Hudson, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 2,974
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  • Grand, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.5mi / 4.0km away
  • Population: 6,845
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  • Ridgeline, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.1mi / 26.0km away
  • Population: 930
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  • University, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 4.7mi / 7.5km away
  • Population: 18,761
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  • Alessandro Heights, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.6km away
  • Population: 3,412
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  • La Plaza, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 13.1mi / 21.1km away
  • Population: 4,568
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  • Fontana, CA
  • City: 12.4mi / 20.0km away
  • Population: 205,228
  • Everyone knows that Rialto and Fontana are one in the same. Next door neighbors with a crime spree that goes back to the 1980's. housing is cheap for a reason and the Fontana school district is just…[read more]
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  • San Gorgonio, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 7,009
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  • Lake Elsinore, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 60,230
  • I moved to Lake Elsinore in December of 2004. Let me say since I have moved here this city has changed phenomenally for the better. Let's start with the transformation of the lake. It was known in the…[read more]
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  • Sandin Hills, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 15.9mi / 25.6km away
  • Population: 4,922
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  • Presidential Park, Riverside, CA
  • Neighborhood: 1.9mi / 3.1km away
  • Population: 5,172
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  • Terrace, San Bernardino, CA
  • Neighborhood: 12.1mi / 19.4km away
  • Population: 10,941
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  • Coronita, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 3,172
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  • Calimesa, CA
  • City: 19.7mi / 31.7km away
  • Population: 8,379
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  • Mentone, CA
  • City: 18.0mi / 29.0km away
  • Population: 9,901

Riverside, CA: Options For Everyone

Riverside, California is the county seat of Riverside County, situated next to the Santa Ana River. Riverside is one of the best places to live, as it is its own community full of amenities, yet is only 60 miles from the metropolis of Los Angeles. As the birthplace of the citrus industry, Riverside continues to thrive with a variety of manufacturing, legal, and financial businesses maintaining and supporting the local economy. Riverside is home to the University of California, Riverside, and has a population of over 300,000 residents.

Riverside offers entertainment options for everyone. The March Field Air Museum is a military museum highlighting iconic military planes. The historic Mission Inn and museum offers a look into an array of architecture & art from history to the present. Local and international art is available to view and to purchase. The University of California Botanic Gardens covers 40 acres of beautiful gardens in the city surrounded by the Box Springs Mountains on the edge of the university. With thousands of plants from all over the world, come and explore the trails and enjoy the nature and birds in the gardens.

Riverside residents can enjoy an extensive public transportation system through the Riverside Transit Agency. Local routes and commuter express routes are an efficient way to travel throughout the county. Passes are also available by the week or month for additional savings.

Riverside offers enjoyable weather year round. Summers are hot, with daily highs averaging in the 90's, but with low humidity, making it perfect for outdoor fun. Winters are relatively mild, with highs in the upper 60's, perfect for maintaining an outdoor active lifestyle all year long. The cost of living in Riverside is much lower than the average for the state of California, and is comparable to the average cost of living for the United States, helping you save money while living in an active and entertaining area. While housing in California tends to be one of the highest in the United States, Riverside maintains costs only slightly above average for the United States, much lower than the rest of California.

With many interesting and unique communities for housing available in Riverside, it may be hard to pick which neighborhood best suits your needs. We can help you find the best places to live in Riverside by selecting your needs and wants in a home or rental, along with staying in your budget, to determine the best places in Riverside for you to call home.