Riverside, California is a city located 60 miles west of Los Angeles, near the Santa Ana River. With a population of over 300,000 people, Riverside is part of the Inland Empire area and is known for its citrus industry. An entire empire was built around the sweet and tasty navel orange, making Riverside a hub for citrus production. Riverside has plenty of attractions to explore on a weekend getaway or day trip.
From the Mission Inn Museum to the California Museum of Photography, there's something for everyone. The University of California at Riverside also has a Palm Desert Graduate Center with advanced study options from citrus cultivation to writing. The city is also home to several law, accounting, engineering and banking firms. Riverside Municipal Airport is located within the city limits but does not have commercial airline service.
The beautiful people of Riverside take civil rights seriously and are proud of their Mission Revival style architecture, which can be seen throughout the city. The California Riverside Ballet (CRB) holds auditions open to dancers of all ages and many members receive scholarships and career opportunities for their time spent performing with CRB. The University of California employs about 5,000 Riverside residents in academic research, facilities management and administrative support. In the California state legislature, the city of Riverside is in the 31st Senate District, represented by Democrat Richard Roth. As the seat of Riverside County and the most populous city in the Inland Empire, Riverside is a great place to visit or live.