Riverside Real Estate
Riverside, CA, is a Southern California cultural icon, and was a major player in the growth of the citrus industry. Home to building landmarks like the Mission Inn and Riverside Fox Theatre as well as physical landmarks like Mount Rubidoux and Fairmount Park, the city takes great pride in its history and contributing builders and artists. With a bustling downtown scene full of restaurants and bars as well as museums and art installations, Riverside hosts year-round activities to satisfy almost any taste, and draws visitors from all over the world. Riverside features homes both historic and modern, modest to luxury, at all price points. From the California Bungalows and Craftsman homes of the Wood Streets to the contemporary mansions of Hawarden Hills, the various Riverside neighborhoods are as unique and colorful as the city itself.
Mark’s Favorite Riverside Activities:
- Mt. Rubidoux – Paved hiking trail with panoramic views and historic landmarks.
- Castle Park – Theme park with waterpark, rides, miniature golf, and more.
- Fairmount Park – Variety park with a lake and paddleboats, multiple historic buildings, playgrounds, and lots of sights to see.
- Riverside Art Museum – Community-engaged museum with events for all ages and rotating and permanent exhibits with an emphasis on contemporary/modern art.
- Mission Inn – Home of the yearly Festival of Lights, the Mission Inn is a historic landmark featuring gorgeous guest rooms, fantastic dining, and even a spa.
Mark’s Favorite Riverside Restaurants:
- The Salted Pig – Terrific gastropub. Don’t miss the bacon fat popcorn.
- Joe’s Sushi – Small local spot that gets pretty crowded, but love the ambiance and closeness.
- ProAbition – Speakeasy, Americana.
- Monty’s Good Burger – In the new Riverside Food Lab (PLENTY to keep anyone busy there), home of the plant-based “Impossible” burger. I’m a huge fan of both the food and the sustainable mission.