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Feb 03, 2016

If you think you know everything interesting about your hometown of Riverside California, think again! Here is a countdown of 10 little-known, interesting facts!

#10: Our Restaurants

Our city has 610 ranked restaurants on TripAdvisor with over 250 of them being above a 4-star rating. On top of that, our top five restaurants have received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence!

Hungry yet?

#9: Our Local Bands

Riverside is home to an array of talented local bands who play in a wide variety of music venues. On any night of the week, no matter what type of music you’re in the mood to listen to, we have it!

#8: Our Drive-in Movie Theatres

There aren’t too many drive-in movie theatres these days, but Riverside has two of them! A great time is guaranteed when you take a date or your whole family to either Van Buren Drive-In Theatre or Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre.

#7: Our Parks

Riverside City is home to a whopping 58 parks! These parks include 2 State Parks (The California Citrus State Historic Park and Lake Perris State Recreation Area), 15 soccer fields, 40 ball fields, 9 golf courses, and much more!

#6: Our BIG Stuff

That’s right! Riverside California is home to some BIG stuff, including the World’s Largest Paper Cup! You can also view President Taft’s big chair (custom-built after the unfortunate incident of getting himself stuck in the bathtub) on display inside the lobby of the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Also on our list of big things to see is the Big Arrow in the Ground off of Cajalco Road.

#5: Our Veterans

As of 2014, Riverside County is home to 136,466 veterans which is 6% of its total population. We are proud of and honor each one of our veterans in every branch of the military!

To learn more about our military history, you can visit our March Field Air Museum and our beautiful Riverside National Cemetery.

#4: Our Civil Rights

The beautiful people of Riverside California take seriously the personal responsibility of civil rights. Visit the captivating and thought-provoking museum Our Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties where you can view fascinating exhibits on deeply important issues of our past and present.

#3: Our Diversity

We are a diverse people and this fact is reflected in the ownership of our businesses. We are proud of the fact that in 2007, 28% of businesses were owned by women, 24% were owned by Hispanics, 10% by Asians, and 6% by African Americans. Now, in 2016, we expect to see those percentages even higher. 

With many great incentives, resources, and programs, doing business in Riverside is a smart investment!

#2: Our Growth

The City of Riverside is primed for growth and ready to meet those demands. We have ample infrastructure, a low cost of living, and an increasingly positive quality of life. We are one of the fastest growing regions in the state of California!

#1: Our Inland Empire

Situated close to Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean but separated by a large rural expanse, Riverside resides in a perfect location.

Known as “The Inland Empire”, members of the Riverside community have the best of everything, including Best Insurance Services Inc. When it comes time for you to shop for homeowner’s insurance, we hope you visit our office in Moreno Valley or give us a call.

We are YOUR Riverside insurance agency and will work hard to serve you!



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