Riverside attracts people with its affordability (relative to the rest of Southern California), its growing economy, its mild climate, its picturesque hills and valleys, and its enviable location between the beach and the mountains. Riverside California may be the perfect place for you if you want many of the benefits of living in the Sunshine State, without all the hassles. The University of California employs about 5,000 Riverside residents in the fields of academic research, facilities management and administrative support. The Palm Desert Graduate Center at the University of California Riverside has something for every new or returning student, including advanced study, from citrus cultivation to writing.
It provides access to some great schools, such as the California School for the Deaf and Riverside STEM Academy, as well as Washington Park. Riverside is the twelfth most populous city in California and the 58th most populous city in the country. See photos of California's past at the California Museum of Photography, sponsored by the Riverside Art Institute.