About Riverside and the University of California, Riverside
The City of Riverside, California, is an exciting, diverse, urban center situated in the heart of Southern California. Downtown Riverside offers the towering San Bernardino Mountains as a backdrop to palm-lined avenues, Victorian mansions, and citrus groves. The City of Riverside (pop. 313,000) is the county seat of 7,280-square-mile Riverside County (pop. 2.2 million), and is the largest city in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Riverside County borders densely populated Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties. The city’s unusual bounty of universities and colleges are one of Riverside’s great strengths.
Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, current enrollment at the University of California, Riverside is more than 21,000 students. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis. Some of the newer buildings harboring investigators in the fields of insect-plant research including the Entomology and Genomics Buildings, and the newly renovated 3rd floor of the historical Webber Hall. UCR recently completed construction of the School of Medicine Research Building that will develop research and health care delivery programs to medically underserved populations in California.
Things To Do
Please visit the following sites for ideas regarding things to do during your stay in Riverside.
- Places to See
- Arts & Entertainment
- UCR Botanic Gardens
- California Citrus State Historic Park
- Fox Performing Arts Center
June Average Weather for Riverside, CA:
Average High: 87°F
Average Low: 57°F
Average Precipitation: 0.09 in.