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Riverside, CA

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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.

Getting Around in Riverside, CA

Riverside has multiple highways that serve its residents, including the interstates 215 and State Route 60. The highways have long had construction efforts performed which have hampered visibility as well as commute times, and as a result have garnered a poor reputation in the community. Thankfully, the city’s residents also have their choice of rail and bus to pick from—through the Riverside Transit Agency as well as Metrolink

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Riverside is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.53%
  • 14.06%
  • 2.12%

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

<p>The Mission Inn Hotel &amp; Spa, known as the Mission Inn for short, is a landmark located in downtown Riverside. As a historical hotel, the Riverside has been added on to the National Trust for Historic Preservation list, which preserves historic hotels after accepting them into the Historic Hotels of America. Around the winter holidays, the Mission Inn hangs up lights and animated figures across its property, in an effort known as the Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights is an event for the locals, and over 60,000 people visit the Mission Inn each year because of it.</p>

University of California, Riverside

<p>The University of California, Riverside is one of the major universities in the University of California public school system. As a public research university, it is highly competitive and accepts many students who go on to study, research, and publish in the sciences. The 2014 US News &amp; World Report Best College Rankings listed the University of California Riverside as the 55thbest public university as well as 112th&Ecirc;in the entire nation. The Washington Monthly listed it as 5th&Ecirc;in the United States in terms of social mobility and research.</p>

Riverside Public Library

<p>The Riverside Public Library is the major library in the city of Riverside. It is the central library for the several other libraries in city that operate under the Riverside Public name. The library was founded in the late 1800s, when the Riverside Library Association was formed. When Andrew Carnegie granted the library a significant sum in the early 1900s, the library added 20,000 volumes as well as a new facility. The library has remained in operation since, and is consistently labeled as a staple of the Riverside community.&Ecirc;</p>