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Located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Riverside, California is a great place to retire (for those who can afford it!) Riverside was the birthplace of the California citrus industry, and this unique aspect is celebrated by the California Citrus State Historic Park, a unique museum within the city's borders. Riverside's population of over 300,000 ensures that residents have access to a large variety of restaurants, shops, and cultural offerings. For the avid golfer, Riverside is one of our top golf cities, with a range of courses in the surrounding area. Riverside also experiences world renowned California weather, and although it is not a beachside city, it is only an hour drive to some of the best beaches in the state. As Riverside is a mid-sized city, there are a variety of different neighborhoods. The community of Arlington boasts parks, shopping centers, and is relatively walkable. For those looking for something with easy access to downtown, Magnolia Center can be a great choice, although crime rates are a bit higher than average. For those who want to be in the center of everything, you can't go wrong with downtown Riverside! Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Riverside.

City Highlights

  1. World famous California weather
  2. Farm to table restaurant culture
  3. Multiple hospitals within 25 miles
  4. Top golf city
  5. One hour drive to top beaches

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Very high cost of living
  2. Slightly higher unemployment rate
  3. Earthquake risk

At a glance

Population:

293,889

Median age:

30

Median Household Income:

$ 55,636

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

San Bernardino, CA

Population Growth Last 3 Years

5.1%

County:

Riverside

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women

Airports

Closest Airport:

LA/Ontario International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:

19

Closest Major Airport:

LA/Ontario International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:

19

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