Riverside, California


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College Students/Young Professionals

University neighborhood is a great option for college students attending UC Riverside as well as young professionals who want to draft the inexpensive housing and social life options the school population provides. Tons of apartment buildings, cheap eats and bars fill the streets of University Ave.

  • University
  • Eastside



The Eastside neighborhood is an interesting option for singles and couples looking for interesting older homes and apt/condos. It has more boutique shopping and eclectic food choices than the University neighborhood and it is a bit less “rowdy” than the college blocks can feel.

  • Eastside
  • La Seirra Hills



Riverside doesn’t have a specific LGBTQ+ neighborhood like other California cities but certainly is considered welcoming to all. Downtown probably attracts the highest concentration in part due work proximity for some, and for others it is proximity to some of the area gay community meetings spots. The Menagerie club in Downtown is the most popular and well known entertainment club for the LGBTQ+ community in Riverside.

  • Downtown



Orangcrest is a newer neighborhood in Riverside that is a good starting point for a search for families. The schools are excellent, it has a huge community park that acts as the hub for family activities throughout the area and blocks are filled with single-family homes at reasonable prices, assuming you are used to coastal California housing options. Victoria is another great option with tree-lined streets, great schools, including the exceptions Polytechnic High School, and tons of parks and recreation spots throughout the neighborhood.

  • Orangecrest
  • Victoria
  • Canyon Crest