About Riverside, CA


Riverside is a city in Southern California and part of the Inland Empire metro area. The 2010 census listed Riverside as having a population of over 300,000 residents, and as a result, the city is a top sixty city in the country in terms of population, as well as being the 12th most populous city in the state of California. Riverside has a long history, being founded in the 1800s. It is widely considered to be where the modern day citrus industry was born.


  • Canyon Crest

    The apartments for rent in Riverside's Canyon Crest neighborhood are some of the most cost effective in the city. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Hunter Industrial Park

    The apartments for rent in Riverside's Hunter Industrial Park are tons of the cutest in the city - let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect dining room you've been looking for. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Hunter Industrial Park is a perfect place in which to find your new Riverside apartment. Want to learn more about Hunter Industrial Park? Check out MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • La Sierra Acres

    The apartment rentals in La Sierra Acres are lots of the nicest in Riverside. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you look for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Alessandro Heights

    Riverside has tons of great rental apartments and a lot of the best can be found in Alessandro Heights, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you search for that perfect Alessandro Heights apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Alessandro Heights but also other neighborhoods throughout Riverside. Want to learn more about Alessandro Heights? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • La Sierra South

    Riverside's La Sierra South neighborhood has some of the city's most cost effective rentals. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you locate that ideal La Sierra South apartment. The MyNewPlace apartment blog can help you not only learn about living in apartments in La Sierra South but also other neighborhoods throughout Riverside. Want info on La Sierra South? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about La Sierra South Riverside. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Casablanca

    Some of the cutest rentals in Riverside are in the Casablanca neighborhood, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment blog can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Casablanca but also other neighborhoods throughout Riverside. Want to learn more before deciding if Casablanca is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • Grand

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  • Northside

    The apartments for rent in Riverside's Northside neighborhood are tons of the prettiest in the city. You can get several answers to your Northside apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • La Sierra

    Several of the prettiest rentals in Riverside are in the La Sierra neighborhood, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in La Sierra as well as Riverside's other neighborhoods in our apartment guide. Want to learn more before deciding if La Sierra is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • La Sierra Hills

    Some of the most cost effective apartment rentals in Riverside can be found in the La Sierra Hills neighborhood - let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bedroom you've been looking for. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that unequaled La Sierra Hills apartment. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Riverside's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Airport

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  • Magnolia Center

    Tons of the nicest rentals in Riverside are in the Magnolia Center neighborhood, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Let MyNewPlace help you search for that impeccable apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Sycamore Canyon Park

    Riverside has a lot of great apartments for rent and a lot of the best can be found in Sycamore Canyon Park, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Riverside! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Arlanza

    Lots of the prettiest rental apartments in Riverside can be found in the Arlanza neighborhood and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you find the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Presidential Park

    The apartments for rent in Presidential Park are a lot of the cutest in Riverside. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs.
  • Riverside Community College

    Riverside's Riverside Community College neighborhood has tons of the city's cutest rentals, that beautiful pantry (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Riverside Community College is a beautiful neighborhood in which to find your new Riverside apartment. Think this is the only Riverside neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Riverside's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Orangecrest

    Try Riverside's Orangecrest neighborhood for lots of the city's cutest rentals, and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a blue bedroom! Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Orangecrest is a great neighborhood in which to find your new Riverside apartment. Think this is the only Riverside neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Riverside's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Mission Grove

    Mission Grove has a lot of the most cost effective apartment rentals in Riverside. Let MyNewPlace help you find that perfect apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Wood Streets

    Try Riverside's Wood Streets neighborhood for lots of the city's most cost effective rental apartments. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Wood Streets as well as Riverside's other neighborhoods in our apartment blog. Want to learn more about Wood Streets? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. You can get several answers to your Wood Streets apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Eastside

    Riverside's Eastside neighborhood has many of the city's nicest apartment rentals, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect foyer you've been looking for. Let MyNewPlace help you search for that ideal apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Eastside but also other neighborhoods throughout Riverside. Want to learn more about Eastside? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. You can get lots of answers to your Eastside apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Canyon Springs

    Riverside has tons of great apartments and a lot of the best can be found in Canyon Springs, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that perfect Canyon Springs apartment. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Riverside! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Arlington South

    Looking for rentals in Riverside's Arlington South neighborhood? Several of the city's most cost effective can be found here! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you search for that impeccable Arlington South apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Arlington South but also other neighborhoods throughout Riverside. Want to learn more before deciding if Arlington South is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • Hawarden Hills

    The apartment rentals in Riverside's Hawarden Hills are lots of the cutest in the city - and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a baby blue foyer! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Victoria

    Some of the most cost effective rentals in Riverside can be found in the Victoria neighborhood and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Riverside! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Ramona

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  • Arlington Heights

    Arlington Heights has many of the prettiest apartment rentals in Riverside regardless of whether you want a blue bathroom or a built in microwave. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Riverside's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • California Baptist University

    California Baptist University

    California Baptist University is not only Baptist administered, but has integrated religion as part of the classroom experience, with weekly chapels for students and faith learning in the classroom. Engineering, Nursing, Behavioral Science and Arts and Sciences are major fields of study at Cal Baptist.

    From Citrus to Sprawl

    Citrus was the basis of industry at Riverside for a long time, with the nearby Santa Ana River providing the fuel for the extensive citrus orchards in the area. However, industry is now extremely diversified in the city, which is the fourth largest in California.

    Riverside enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with dry, hot summers and wet, mild winters. It is home to the Fox Theater, which first showed Gone With The Wind, the world's largest paper cup, and the historic Mission Inn, among other things!

    California is one of the nation's least walkable states, and the Riverside area is no exception. It is known as a smog belt, most likely because even near the center of the city, the metro area ranks only 49 out of 100 for walkability. If you can walk a little over half a mile, you are within reach of hardware stores, grocery stores, bookshops and drug stores. Over a mile walk is needed to get to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, movie theaters and clothing stores.

    Riverside Neighborhoods for Students

    It will be easy to get the neighborhoods closest to Cal Baptist confused when you first encounter them, as they all sound surprisingly similar. Arlanza, Arlington and Arlington Heights are the closest neighborhoods to Cal Baptist. Of these Arlington is slightly more affordable.

    However, if you are going to bring a car to Cal Baptist there is no need to limit yourself to the immediate vicinity of school. Try neighborhoods like La Sierra, Mira Loma, and Ormand.

    Cool California Apartments For Rent

    California rents are notoriously expensive - you may want to consider one or more roommates ... at least one of which can share a bedroom with you! There is little in the way of housing for less than $700 per month, and a budget of $900 or more is needed to give you a good choice of apartment complexes.

    I Wish They All Could Be California Clubs - Nightlife and Dining in Riverside

    However few places there are to sleep, there are plenty to stay up until all hours at! The Auld Dubliner and Shooters Sport and Grill are right next to school and provide good clean fun.

    You also have easy access to some of the best reviewed restaurants in Riverside at Cal Baptist - Sushi Asahi and Seoul Restaurant and Tofu House are right next door and not to be missed.

     

  • University of California, Riverside

    UC Riverside

    UC Riverside is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and is home to a wide and eclectic variety of achievement by students, including research collections on citrus, photography and science fiction works.

    Riverside is one of the most sprawling cities in the nation, and also one of the areas with the highest concentrations of universities! It is known as a center for research and development, and many of the activities are focused on learning. Art and metropolitan museums are popular, as are botanic gardens and the Citrus State Historic Park - Riverside is the birthplace of the navel orange.

    Walkability and Public Transport in Riverside

    While Riverside itself is fairly car dependent, the area around UC Riverside is actually quite walkable, with a score of 74out of 100. 7-Eleven will be a lifesaver, only half a mile away, as will Starbucks and a range of restaurants close by to school.

    Riverside does have several different forms of public transport, with 15 fixed route bus services and three express commuter services. There are also community based trolley routes around the city.

    Affordable Riverside Housing Options

    Riverside is one of the most affordable areas, apartment and housing wise, in California. While the amount of real estate is not enormous, there is a good range close to UC Riverside and most is available for around $600 to $800 per month.

    Actual houses are rare, but apartments range from budget to luxury in Riverside. Other than the center of town and the UC Riverside area, most apartments for rent can be found in the Colton and Redlands area, near Bryn Mawr.

    Lunching in Riverside

    If you've accidentally forgotten to make your lunch (because you were so busy studying, of course), Papi's Tacos al Carbon and Little Emperor Chinese and Thai Cuisine will be lifesavers, just across the road from UC Riverside. University Avenue itself also has plenty of great dining venues in Riverside, like Zacateca's, Tony's Mexican Food and Los Jilbertos.

    Nightlife around University of California Riverside is fairly limited (all the better to help you concentrate on study!), but The Getaway Café has provided many a student with a cool drink at the end of a hard day, and El Castillo No 3 Restaurant and Nightclub is another popular Riverside nightspot for UC students.

     

  • Riverside Community College

    Riverside Community College

    One of the oldest campuses in California, Riverside Community College opened just a couple of years before UCLA's main campus. In true California style, RCC is strong in the liberal arts and sciences, and has exceptionally strong athletic teams that have produced national level players in baseball, football and basketball. Performing arts and vocational education are also focuses of RCC, with over 35,000 students.

    Riverside's Student Neighborhoods

    Riverside has a culture and atmosphere quite distinct from the rest of LA, and with its close proximity to Ontario International Airport sees plenty of international tourists as well as locals. Apartments and housing rentals in the Wood Streets, Fairmount Park, Eastside and Belvedere Heights areas are your best bets for rentals close to school.

    Things to do in Riverside

    Riverside, and especially the Riverside Community College area, is great for students looking for easy access to the community. There are plenty of clothing and music stores, coffee shops, grocery stores, restaurants and bars all under a mile from the campus. Riverside city council also provides some public transport, with buses as well as trolley buses available to take you from your apartment to school... and a few other places!

    Housing options for students at RCC

    Many of the closest apartments and housing options to RCC are priced reasonably for students, ranging from $700 per month to $900 for apartments for rent within 1 to 4 miles of RCC. Move a touch further out from campus to find apartments starting at $640 per month, however these are in short supply. You can get plenty of extras with apartments starting at $900, with fitness centers, Wifi, playgrounds for big kids, pool and spa and business centers if your budget is flexible.

    Despite Riverside's proximity to LA, America's second largest city, there are still a variety of outdoor activities to get your blood pumping, while RCC does the same for your brainwaves. Hiking and biking in the nearby hills are popular activities, but if you need an endorphin fix between classes, try the Threshold Indoor Rock Climbing Gym near RCC, open 7 days and with supportive staff, or take the power back with a martial arts class at Guang Ping Tai Chi Chuan. The instructor here has taught black belts in Jujitsu, Karate and Tae Kwon Do.

     

     

  • La Sierra University

    La Sierra University

    La Sierra University is affiliated with the Seven Day Adventist system of education and is located in Riverside, California. It has an enrollment of over 2000 students from diverse backgrounds, 60% of which opt to live off campus after their sophomore year.The campus is located in a lovely 100 acre suburban environment and allows easy access to Los Angeles. When searching for your La Sierra University apartment, keep in mind that Riverside, like most Southern California towns, will require a car for commuting.

    Riverside Apartments for Students

    Within a half mile of the campus (that means you can walk!), there are loads of great places to eat. There are three places that border the campus boundaries, The Wing Stop, Big Tuna and Oasis, a vegetarian haven. Otherwise, most nearby restaurants are found on Magnolia Avenue. For good old diner food, check out the Happy Dinner there and for Mexican, the hands down favorite is Don Jose.

    If you want to combine listening to some live music with dinner, Lake Alice Trading Company is really good. At Liam's there's also good music and a very down to earth crowd that you'll find friendly. You'll find plenty of movie theatres and other places for those times when you just don't want to study!

    Student life at La Sierra University is simply fantastic!