Riverside County, California

Riverside County, CA Real Estate, Riverside County Area and Community Information

Riverside County, California, covers over 7,200 sq-mi in southern California. It is the fourth most populous county in the state, with a current population of about 2.2 million. The county extends all the way from the Arizona state line to the greater Los Angeles area. It has become a popular destination for LA commuters seeking more affordable housing.


The first settlers grew grapes and grains at a mission by a Luiseno village, near what is today Temecula. The number of rancheros grew in the 1830s and 1840s. In 1843, the town of La Placita was created by New Mexican settlers along the shores of the Santa Ana River. In 1918, one of the country's original airfields was established in Riverside County. It was first named the Alessandro Flying Training Field, and the name was later changed to March Air Reserve Base. It later became a major Strategic Air Command facility during the Cold War.

Parks and Recreation

Joshua Tree National Park is a popular destination for Riverside County residents that enjoying rock climbing, exploring, hiking and birding. Encompassing more than 790,000 acres, the park is larger than the state of Rhode Island. The high desert country in the Mojave Desert offers one eco-system, and the lower elevations found in the Colorado Desert provide another.

Attractions and Activities

Drive-in movie theaters have become real rarities across the American landscape, but there is one right in the Riverside area. The Van Buren Drive-in Theater allows visitors to relax in their cars as they take in the latest movie releases.

A far more modern destination is the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa. This gaming facility also brings nationally-known acts to the stage. The $250 million casino opened in 1983.


Before the railroad came to Riverside County, the stagecoach was a common sight. Today the city of Banning honors that early history at its Stagecoach Days. Reenactments of the Old West and a rodeo are enjoyed by many. Numerous exhibitors bring a vast array of collectibles and antiques to display. Live music fills the air amidst carnival rides and a flea market.

Numerous subdivisions and master planned communities have been developed across Riverside County in recent decades. As a result, many of the Riverside County CA homes are of fairly recent construction. Such real estate in Riverside County often includes modern amenities like multi-air garages, energy saving systems and home theaters.

Young families seeking starter homes will find affordable Riverside County CA real estate to consider. Many of these modestly priced Riverside County homes for sale feature two or three-bedrooms and 1,500 to 2,000 sq-ft of living space. At the same time, the discriminating Riverside County home buyer will find Riverside County properties with panoramic mountain views and more than 4,000 sq-ft of living space.

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