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Riverside, CA

"Whether you're moving from across the country or from across town, there is a wealth of Inland Empire apartments for rent in Riverside, California. Named for the nearby Santa Ana River, Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry, as it was the first American location to grow the navel orange.

Residents in Riverside's 28 neighborhoods enjoy lower housing costs than those in adjacent areas, but are subject to heavier traffic, since many employees commute to jobs in Orange County and Los Angeles. You may want your Riverside apartment to be close to work to avoid traffic.

Riverside has experienced a steady population increase, partially because the city is home to the University of California at Riverside, the only public research university in inland southern California. California Baptist University, La Sierra University, Riverside Community College and Kaplan College. Multiple apartments in Riverside are close to any of these schools.

With the Botanic Gardens, Sweeney Art Gallery, Culver Center of the Arts and the California Museum of Photography on its campus, the University of California at Riverside is an integral part of the Riverside arts and cultural scene. Other contributors include the Riverside Art Museum, featuring American, Californian and prominent Inland Empire artists; and Riverside Metropolitan Museum, a cultural and natural history venue. Look for apartments near these Riverside arts venues to discover your own creative edge.

If the drama and intrigue of live theater excites you, you can Find apartments near Riverside's many performing arts venues. Watch Performance Riverside carry on the American musical in the Landis Performing Arts Center, or enjoy an intimate theater-in-the-round arena with the Riverside Players. Discover Riverside's best choreography at the California Riverside Ballet, and tune in to great music at the Riverside County Philharmonic.

You might consider a weekend getaway from your Riverside apartment by staying at the historic Mission Inn Hotel in the downtown district. As the keystone to Downtown Riverside since its creation in 1876, the Mission Inn Hotel began as a 12-room adobe boarding house called the Glenwood Cottage and has become a luxurious 239-room hotel where 10 U.S. Presidents have visited. The architecture is quite varied, encompassing multiple genres, countries of origin and timeperiods, but the end result is massive - and impressive.

Whether you're moving to Riverside for the affordable housing, education or arts, let ApartmentGuide.com help you look for Riverside apartments."