City of Riverside
Riverside, known as the city of Art and Innovation is located in the Inland Empire and is approximately sixty miles East of Los Angeles. It is the largest city in the Inland Empire metro area with a population 330,063 as of the 2010 Census.
Named for its location to the Santa Ana river, it is the birthplace of the Citrus industry and is known for its scenic hills and valleys and its centralized location to beaches and mountains. Offering more affordable housing than cities in Orange, Los Angeles or San Diego counties, Riverside is home to many who commute daily from these areas.
The downtown area is dominated by historical architecture including the infamous Mission Inn, the Riverside Arts Museum and the Fox Performing Arts Center. Events and conventions can be found at the recently built Riverside Convention Center.
Riverside is also home to several universities including California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Riverside City College and University of California, Riverside. Popular museums in the area include the California Citrus State Historic Park, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry, the March Field Air Museum, and UCR California Museum of Photography.
The top five employers in Riverside are the County of Riverside, University of California Riverside, the Riverside Unified School District and Kaiser Permanente. Amazon recently opened warehouses in this area too.
Zip Codes in Riverside: 92501, 92502, 92503, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92513, 92514, 92515, 92516, 92517, 92521, 92522