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Do you like your neighborhood?
Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?
No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Riverside, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Riverside neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Riverside are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Riverside is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Riverside for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Orangecrest looks to be the best Riverside neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Riverside that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Riverside.
Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Riverside
Victoria Avenue is a divided scenic road in Riverside, California, that cuts through an area referred to as the greenbelt. Originally developed in 1892 to connect the Arlington Heights area to downtown Riverside, the road became a popular tourist attraction because of the many trees and exotic plants used to landscape the route. Beyond the landscaping, the road was surrounded by navel orange groves, the crop that spurred Riverside's growth. Many of the groves still exist today.
Alessandro is an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California. Alessandro is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 9 miles east of Riverside. It lies at an elevation of 1535 feet.
Canyon Crest is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods of Riverside.
How We Determined The Best Riverside, CA Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Riverside, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 28 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Riverside." We're lookin' at you, Orangecrest.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Riverside, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Riverside
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Riverside where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Riverside aren't all good. Hunter Industrial Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Riverside.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Riverside For 2020
|9||La Sierra Hills||6,096|
|18||La Sierra Acres||11,211|
|19||La Sierra South||12,524|
|23||Sycamore Canyon Park||244|
|28||Hunter Industrial Park||5,679|