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Old 10-06-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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My girlfriend and I are going to rent in Downtown Riverside on Brockton near University Ave. How safe is this area in terms of assaults, break ins, and theft? I love the historic feel of the neighborhood and I love how charming Downtown Riverside is. I'm looking forward to living here but I want to get a better idea about how safe we'd be.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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It seems very safe every time I go there. There are so many great attractions that I would imagine the PD keeps it pretty clear of problematic folks.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Just from ignorance, what are the great attractions of Downtown Riverside?
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:55 PM
 
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The Mission Inn, lots of good restaurants, bars, some art galleries (if you're into that sorta thing), farmer's market, museums, stuff like that. I mainly like the historical and food aspects.
You can't really compare it to the downtown area of a big city, but it has some entertaining options.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:49 AM
 
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Seems like a lot of people speak highly of Riverside, at least that is what I have mostly read on these forums.

But when it comes to San Bernardino.....wow, people talk about it like is very, very terrible. Hum, what gives, is there that much difference between the two???????
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Seems like a lot of people speak highly of Riverside, at least that is what I have mostly read on these forums.

But when it comes to San Bernardino.....wow, people talk about it like is very, very terrible. Hum, what gives, is there that much difference between the two???????
Crime, poverty, etc, shall I go on? (SB routinely in the top 30 in the nation for crime rate, 2nd only to Detroit when it comes to poverty).

Riverside's truly bad areas *might* reach 10% of the city.
San Bernardino's might be close to 65% in general opinion (92407 near CSUSB is the only area *most* people would touch with a ten-foot pole, and many won't even touch there, do to the "stigma").

Riverside's bad areas are Casa Blanca, Eastside, and Arlanza (which isn't THAT bad IMO, but I can see ninnies being scared of it). Most of the rest of Riverside is fine and unscary.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Seems like a lot of people speak highly of Riverside, at least that is what I have mostly read on these forums.

But when it comes to San Bernardino.....wow, people talk about it like is very, very terrible. Hum, what gives, is there that much difference between the two???????
Is there a difference between the United States and Haiti?

Seriously though, Riverside and San Bernardino are geographically close and yet a world apart. Riverside is mostly a middle class/decent city, with a few bad areas and a few great areas. SB is mostly very poor, extremely dangerous. The two cities are polar opposites in terms of crime and poverty.

Also, in terms of entertainment, Riverside has downtown and a lot of great options. SB = nothing to do.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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The Mission Inn is a beautiful building--no doubt about that. Worth a detour for a drink or a meal.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Crime, poverty, etc, shall I go on? (SB routinely in the top 30 in the nation for crime rate, 2nd only to Detroit when it comes to poverty).

Riverside's truly bad areas *might* reach 10% of the city.
San Bernardino's might be close to 65% in general opinion (92407 near CSUSB is the only area *most* people would touch with a ten-foot pole, and many won't even touch there, do to the "stigma").

Riverside's bad areas are Casa Blanca, Eastside, and Arlanza (which isn't THAT bad IMO, but I can see ninnies being scared of it). Most of the rest of Riverside is fine and unscary.

Kinda weird seeing as the downtowns of each area are about 13 miles apart from each other.

I wonder why 2 cities so close, can be seen in such a different light by so many people. Is the leadership in Riverside that much better than SB, or is it just dumb luck??????
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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Is there a difference between the United States and Haiti?

Seriously though, Riverside and San Bernardino are geographically close and yet a world apart. Riverside is mostly a middle class/decent city, with a few bad areas and a few great areas. SB is mostly very poor, extremely dangerous. The two cities are polar opposites in terms of crime and poverty.

Also, in terms of entertainment, Riverside has downtown and a lot of great options. SB = nothing to do.


HUM, I wonder why the very big difference.......anyone.......theories???????
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