City of Arts & Innovation Riverside is located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. With over 300,000 residents Riverside is the 59th largest city in the United States and the 12th most populated city in California. Riverside is located just 60 miles east of Los Angeles and appoximately just 47 miles to the Pacific Ocean. Riverside is home to the historic Mission Inn, the Beaux-Arts style Riverside County Historic Courthouse, and the Riverside Fox Theater, which is where the first showing of the 1939 film Gone with the Wind took place. There are many ammenities to enjoy with the whole family from Mt. Rubidoux, Castle Park, numerous parks, golf courses and museums. Riverside was founded in the early 1870s and is the birthplace of the California citrus industry as well as home of the Mission Inn, the largest style building in the United States. Mission inn is a main attraction in Riverside which brings the community together for special holiday events.
Riverside has 28 designated neighborhoods within the city limits. There are many new developments in the works from apartment complexes, residential new homes and estates. The median home value in Riverside is $329,700. Riverside home values have gone up 10.2% over the past year and market research predicts they will rise 6.2% within the next year.
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