California has fifty-eight counties, including Riverside County. In 1893, Riverside County was birthed from portions of San Bernardino County and San Diego County. The name for Riverside County is an echo from the city by the same name, which is the county seat of Riverside County, and part of the Inland Empire. With a population exceeding two million, Riverside County is the fourth most populous county in California, and the eleventh most populous in the nation. Encompassed in Riverside County are the resort cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, and Desert Hot Springs, all of which are situated in the Coachella Valley region of Riverside County.
Riverside County sprawls across 7,303 square miles, many of which are national protected areas, state parks, and county parks, expressing a diverse variety of flora, fauna, and landscapes from dry deserts to lush forests. 7,206 square miles of Riverside County’s mass are land, and the other 97 square miles are crystal blue waters.
National protected areas in Riverside County include part of Cleveland National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, and all of Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and the Dose Palmas Preserve. State parks include California Citrus State Historic Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, and Mount San Jacinto State Park. And the county-managed parks and trails include Jensen Alvarado Ranch.
The climate in Riverside County is near perfect, with 272 sun-shiny days, and only 29 days out of the year with measurable precipitation. Riverside County receives around 10 inches of rain annually, and a tickle of snow at 0.7 inches. Average summer high temperatures reach around 98.5 degrees, and winter lows are above freezing with averages around 38 degrees.
Riverside County is home to twenty-three school districts, with over 500 public schools, providing education for approximately 425,501 grade k-12 students. Proving its dedication to education, Riverside County is also home to eleven colleges and nine universities.
Riverside Transit Agency provides transportation throughout Riverside County, and has been since the 1970s. Riverside Transit Agency is responsible for coordinating transit services throughout the approximate 2,500 square mile service area, with 35 fixed routes, eight Commuter Link routes, and Dial-A-Ride services using 285 vehicles.
Whether you’re looking for a place to work, learn, play, or live, Riverside County, California in the Inland Empire could be the perfect place to call home. Contact us at 951-515-8931 today to schedule a tour of available houses throughout Riverside County.