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Apartments in Riverside, CA

27 apartments and houses for rent in Riverside, CA

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City Guide for Apartments in Riverside

Nestled between mountains and just a short drive northeast of Los Angeles is the bustling city of Riverside, California. Founded in the 19th century thanks to its soil that was perfect for growing orange trees, this city quickly grew to become a bustling economic and cultural center of southern California. Today, this young city (the median resident age is 30 years old) offers history, culture, and entertainment as well as easy access to some of SoCal’s best urban areas.


While you begin your apartment search, take note of some of Riverside’s historical features. The Mission Inn, the country’s biggest example of mission revival style architecture, is a landmark to the residents. The Riverside Fox Theater is another historically significant building. Not only is it fashioned in beautiful Spanish colonial style architecture, it was the site of the first showing of Gone With the Wind.


Riverside is also known for hosting a variety of festivals throughout the year, including its annual Ghost Walk and the famous Riverside Dickens Festival. If you’re not interested in unique festivals or seeing the world’s largest paper cup, downtown Los Angeles is just an hour away, perfect for a day trip.


As the home to the University of California, Riverside, you’ll find many young people enjoying the city’s amenities. The campus itself features a 40-acre botanical garden that welcomes the public to explore and discover the variety of plants and trees that live there. You’ll find a variety of cheap Riverside apartments near UC Riverside’s campus. The city is also home to several other universities, including California Baptist University.


If you’re in the workforce, your average commute time in the city is about 29 minutes. The drive to Riverside’s neighbor, Moreno Valley, is just 20 minutes during morning rush hour, and the commute time to San Bernardino and Ontario are 30 minutes. These shorter commute times make Riverside a central location for commuters, making it a great place to find a cheap or luxury apartment.


As you use our apartment finder to search for your perfect apartment in Riverside, take a moment to think about the type of neighborhood you want. The downtown area is where you’ll find the most history, culture, and events in the city. Apartments in downtown are sought after, and you’ll mostly find luxury or studio apartments for rent in this area. If you’re looking for a Riverside apartment close to lots of shopping in an up-and-coming area, take your search to the Arlington and Magnolia Center neighborhoods. Here, you’ll find a mix of homes and apartment complexes for rent. In the westernmost part of Riverside, you’ll find La Sierra, a very quiet, residential neighborhood with a variety of parks and walking trails.


Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or utilities included/all bills paid, use our apartment guide to find all the ratings and reviews of apartments in Riverside!

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $860
1 Bedroom $906
2 Bedroom $1,306
3 Bedroom $1,938

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Riverside, California: $1,020

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