Riverside Community College Off Campus Apartments
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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.
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Map & Local Information
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What's the weather like in Riverside?
In one word - hot! Riverside gets up to nearly a 100 during the summers which are also really dry. Winters see some rain especially during years where El Nino factors in, but it's what keeps everything green during all those months of heat too.
What areas of Riverside are safe for walking around at night?
Riverside is a middle class suburban neighborhood with a fairly low crime rate; Most neighborhoods are safe for walking around at night. Any of the neighborhoods close to the college campus are safe, including Canyon Crest and Box Springs, as well as the developments along Linden Street and Blaine Street. Some other notably safe areas in Riverside include Orange Crest (specifically the Mission Hills area), Lake Hills Reserve, Arlington Heights, Victoria, Hawarden Hills, and Mission Grove.
What kinds of job opportunities are available in Riverside?
Many different types of job opportunities are available in Riverside. With a workforce that is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, Riverside is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. Most of Riverside's employed work in the following industries: manufacturing (13 percent), education (13 percent), retail (12 percent), healthcare (10 percent), construction (8 percent), accommodation (6 percent), other (5 percent), public service (5 percent), professional, scientific, and technical services (4 percent), administration (4 percent), transportation (4 percent), wholesale (4 percent), finance (3 percent), information technology (3 percent), and real estate (2 percent). The top ten employers in Riverside are the University of California, Riverside, the County of Riverside, the Riverside Unified School District, the City of Riverside, Riverside Community College District, Alvord Unified School District, Riverside Community Hospital, The Press-Enterprise, Parkview Community Hospital, and Goodrich.
I'm looking for a safe area of Riverside for my son to get an apartment. He is attending CBU and would like it in that vicinity, if it safe. Any ideas?
As far as the safety is concerned, the safest place is around the campus because safety guards always patrol the campus. It means the farther you are from the campus, the more it is dangerous. So you should try to find an off campus housing that is near the university. Presidential Park and Ramona area will be good place to find a safety apartment.