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Are you looking for ideal weather, a vibrant and beautiful community, and exceptional educational opportunities? Look no further! Riverside is growing fast. Affordable, with an abundance of things to do. Amusement parks, shopping centers, entertainment venues, parks, museums, and, of course, the restaurants, all near the Pacific!

In Riverside, LGI Homes builds beautiful, affordable single-family homes in magnificent communities with family-friendly and active adult amenities. Each move-in ready home is fully upgraded with a chef-ready kitchen, a master retreat, and other premium upgrades at no extra cost to you! Choose LGI Homes as your Riverside homebuilder for low monthly payments and a superior quality home.  


Explore the Inland Empire

  • #2 '2022 Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Riverside County' (Niche)
  • #4 '8 Best Cities in Southern California to Retire' (Only in Your State, 2021)
  • #23 'The 50 Best U.S. Cities for Starting a Business in 2020' (Inc)
  • Top employers include Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, HUB International Insurance Services, Inc., Goodrich Aerospace, Luxfer Inc., Flexsteel Industries & Riverside Community Hospital
  • Top attractions in Riverside include the Riverside Art Museum, California Citrus State Historic Park, Mt. Rubidoux Park, Mission Inn Museum, March Field Air Museum & UC Riverside Botanic Gardens
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


Where did Riverside get its name?

The name "Riverside" was chosen because the site of the original town was next to the Santa Ana River.

Is Riverside the name of both a city and a county in California?

Yes, Riverside is the name of a city and a county in California. Riverside City is the most populous city in Riverside County. The city serves as the county seat, making it its administrative center.


Are there any homebuying programs available to Riverside homebuyers?

Yes, Riverside offers various homebuying programs. The Riverside First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program (FTHB) helps qualified first-time buyers receive up to 20% of the purchase price of a home. The California Housing Finance Agency provides loan programs, downpayment assistance programs and closing costs assistance programs for qualified buyers. Additionally, LGI Homes can offer assistance in securing builder-paid closing costs. Talk with an LGI Homes New Home Specialist for information about these homebuyer programs. 


How sunny is Riverside?

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the city averages about 277 sunny days per year, much higher than the U.S. average of 205. The high number of sunny days makes Riverside one of the sunniest locations in California; the city gets precipitation an average of 34 days annually. 


Who are the biggest employers in Riverside?

According to the City of Riverside, the top private employers in the city are Kaiser Permanente, Riverside Community Hospital, Cal Baptist University and Collins Aerospace Systems. The largest public employers are the County of Riverside, UC Riverside and Riverside University Health Systems. 


What events or festivals does Riverside host annually?

Riverside hosts several popular events and festivals annually that showcase the city's vibrant cultural scene. Notable among these are the Riverside Festival of Lights, the Annual Riverside Tamale Festival, the Riverside Airshow, the Koroneburg Old World Festival and the Riverside Dickens Festival.


What cities are close to Riverside?

Riverside is approximately 55 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and 47 miles west of Palm Springs. Neighboring cities include San Bernardino, Corona and Moreno Valley.


How far is Riverside from some of the most famous cities in California?

According to Google Maps, Riverside is 53 minutes from Anaheim via CA-91 W, 1 hr 13 minutes from Los Angeles via CA-60 W and 2 hr and 15 minutes from San Diego via I-15 S. These cities are all in Southern California. 

In Northern California, Riverside is 6 hr and 33 minutes from San Jose via I-5 N, 6 hr and 54 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area via I-5 N and 7 hr and 5 minutes from Sacramento via I-5 N. 


What notable national parks and forests are near Riverside?

Riverside is near several parks and national forests. World-famous Joshua Tree National Park is the closest park, just a one-and-a-half-hour drive. Depending on your route, the San Bernardino National Forest is 30 to 50 minutes away and The Angeles National Forest is less than an hour away.


What economic opportunities exist in Riverside?

Riverside has a diverse economy with several industries offering various economic opportunities. Key sectors include retail, health & social services, construction, manufacturing, education and hospitality. 


What upgrades are in the LGI Homes' CompleteHome™ Package?

LGI Homes' CompleteHome™ package in Riverside includes a suite of upgrades designed to add style, energy efficiency and value to your home. Homeowners will enjoy high-end Whirlpool® appliances, stunning granite or quartz countertops, upgraded flooring, dual pane windows, a programmable thermostat, solar panels and many more included at no extra cost for homebuyers. 


What style of property does LGI Homes build in Riverside?

In Riverside, LGI Homes builds one-story, single-family, move-in-ready homes perfect for families and first-time homeowners. These homes are ready for immediate occupancy and feature an open-concept layout, high-end upgrades, modern finishes and integrated technology. Every LGI home in Riverside includes upgrades at no additional cost to the homebuyer! 


How fast is the buying process with LGI Homes?

The buying process with LGI Homes is efficient and stress-free. From the time a buyer chooses their preferred move-in-ready home, the process can take as little as 30 to 45 days, including the time for the necessary paperwork, inspections and closing procedures. 


How many bedrooms does LGI Homes build in Riverside?

LGI Homes in Riverside typically offer floor plans with 3 to 5 bedrooms. The exact number of bedrooms available will depend on current inventory.