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Old 03-28-2024, 01:02 PM
 
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Currently interviewing and may consider Riverside. Question..what’s it like living there? I am Black and single female. Where I am now I have to drive 2 hours to find a salon. And what about the over all feel of the area? Anyone with any advice please be honest. Looking for a forever home.
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Old 03-28-2024, 03:17 PM
 
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Stay as far away from neighboring Moreno Valley as you can.

Also consider the nearby cities of Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar. It's a lot of area to cover.

It's been a while, but I recall the Arlington district of Riverside being fairly nice.
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Old 03-28-2024, 04:38 PM
 
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There are plenty of nice areas in Riverside.

https://riversideca.gov/residents

"Today, to my surprise, Riverside — the largest city in the Inland Empire, with over 320,000 residents — proves more alluring than ever. The revived downtown area hums with new nightlife and dining destinations, and monthly art walks demonstrate a thriving scene. Restaurant options are as plentiful and exciting as in Los Angeles or San Diego — often with a reduced price tag. "

https://www.latimes.com/travel/list/...do-restaurants
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Old 04-01-2024, 08:43 AM
 
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You don't need to stay as far away from Moreno valley as possible. That's absurd. It has relatively decent crime and income statistics. It garners a stigma because of it's larger black population than many other IE cities. That being said, its perfectly fine, but it is an ass ugly town. Riverside is pretty, has a sizeable black population, however is a vibrant downtown, arts, colleges, community, etc. Moreno valley has the feeling of Fresno or Bakersfield. Riverside has the closest feeling of metropolitan City like LA or Pasadena, even if less desirable. There's lots of good in riverside. Tons of nature. Warm/mild winters. Hot so summers. 1 hour to beach and LA etc. lots of parks, 4 colleges, inclusing prominent UCR with a cool botanical garden and trails. Stop by downtown riverside and see for yourself.
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