University of California, Riverside Off Campus Apartments
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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.
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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.