Inland Empire - Home Research Center

Local Resources

This directory of local resources will assist you in gathering valuable information about the area. I try to keep this directory interesting for the entire family. If you have a favorite place or restaurant that you think I should add to this page, please e-mail me with the information. You may even win a prize! Email Me 

Riverside Real Estate, Moreno Valley Real Estate, Corona Real Estate, Perris Real Estate, Menifee Real Estate, Temecula Real Estate

U.S. Information
  50 - Information About Every State.
Riverside County
  City of Lake Elsinore - City's Official Website
  City of Moreno Valley - City's Official Website
  City of Perris - City's Official Website
  City of Riverside - City's Official Website
  Riverside County - Riverside County Directory
San Bernardino County
  City of Fontana - Official City Website
  City of Rancho Cucamonga - Official City Website
  City of Redlands - Official City Website
  City of San Bernardino - Official City Website
  San Bernardino County - San Bernardino County Directory
  Riverside County Schools & Community Colleges - Links to all Riverside County School Districts & Community Colleges
  Riverside Unified School District - Fourteenth largest school district in California, RUSD enrolls approximately 36,300 students in kindergarten through grade 12. It serves a 92-square mile area including a major portion of the city of Riverside as well as the Highgrove and Woodcrest areas outside the city.
  Moreno Valley Unified School District - The district has 19 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 5 Comprehensive High Schools, 1 Charter School, 1 Adult School, 1 Continuation School, 1 Community Day School, 1 Pre-School and 1 Academic Center; 35,181 students enrolled.
  The Corona/Norco Unified School District - Find links & helpful information on all schools in the Corona/Norco Unifed School District.
  Val Verde School District - School district that includes Perris, California.
  The Alvord Unifed School District - Alvord Unified School District is located in Southern California's rapidly growing Inland Empire. Covering roughly 30 square miles, the District serves the western portion of the City of Riverside and a small portion of eastern Corona
  Lake Elsinore School District - The Lake Elsinore Unified School District covers a 140 square mile area with a population of approximately 70,000 in one of the fastest growing communities in Riverside County. Picturesque mountains, Southern Californias largest natural lake and a strategic location along the booming I-15 corridor make the area unique
  San Bernardino City Unified School District - The San Bernardino City Unified School District is located in the heart of the Inland Empire area of Southern California. The District serves the City of San Bernardino, part of the City of Highland, and the unincorporated communities of Muscoy and Devore. It is the seventh largest school district in California with 65 schools and an enrollment of approximately 57,000 students.
  State dept. of education - school reports, statistics, demographics....
  School Information - free school profiles
Just For Kids
  Boys & Girls Club of America - In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
  National Safe Kids Campaign - Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under.
  Keep Kids Healthy - A Pediatricians Guide To Your Childresn's Health & Safety
  Immunization Projects For Children - American Academy of Pediatrics
  FDA For Kids - U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  McGruff Safe Kids - Take A Bite Out Of Crime!
  Fun Kids - Playground - Fun Kids playgrounds are wooden play centers that provide a safe and durable area for children play.
  Yahoo's Web Guide For Kids - THE Webguide For Kids!
  NASA Kids - My Favorite! - Every Kid loves to Color! - Need We Say More?
  4 Kids - Cool Spots 4 kids!
  Nabisco Kids - Food, Fun & Games!
  Crazybones - Collective Game Pieces - Don't ask me. Just for kids!
Area Information
  Community Information - free community profiles
Tax Information
  First-time homeowners -
  Homeowner deductions information -
  How to report moving expenses -
  Selling your home -
  Mission Hills - Mission Hills Mortgage Bankers
  Mortgage 101 - Mortgage information, interest rates, mortgage calculators, quick-and-easy pre-qualification forms, and much more.
Home Protection
  Old Republic - Old Republic Home Protection
Local Weather
  Local Weather - forecasts, weather patterns, radars....
  Mapquest - maps, driving directions, road trip planner....
  Hilton Hotels -
  Marriott Hotels -
  Ritz Carlton -
  Mission Inn - Historic Mission Inn of Riverside
Local Resteraunts
  The Olive Garden - Family style Italian Food.
  Chili's - Bar & Grill
  Outback Steakhouse - Bar & Grill
  P.F. Changs - Chinese Bar & Grill
  Starbucks - Gourmet Coffee - Yum!
  TGI Fridays - Bar & Grill
  The Falls Steak House - Great Steaks in Palm Springs or La Quinta.
Local Sports
  LA Angels - Major League Baseball
  San Diego Padres - Major League Baseball
  Los Angeles Dodgers - Major League Baseball
  LA Kings - NHL Hockey
Snow Skiing
  Big Bear Mountain Resorts - Ski in the morning, surf in the afternoon!
  Surf City USA - Hunting Beach California
Auto Racing
  California Speedway - Big time auto racing!
Points of Interest
  Catalina Island - Beautiful Santa Catalina Island
  Agua Caliente Cultural Museum - The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. We keep the spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs.
  Jensen-Alvarado Historic Ranch and Museum - An 1880В’s Living History Interpretive Program and Museum located in Riverside off the 60 Freeway and Rubidoux Blvd. Open to the public Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available for group tours Monday through Saturday. Reservations needed for Group tours.
  Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center - Our goal is to teach awareness and respect for our earth and its inhabitants through our hands-on educational programs.
  Palm Springs Art Museum - Located in downtown Palms Springs on Museum Drive behind the Palm Springs Fashion Mall At Tahquitz Canyon Way and Museum Drive, just west of N. Palm Canyon Drive Call (760) 325-7186
  Quality West Wing Oval Office - Few students are fortunate to make the journey to Washington D.C. and experience our nation's Capitol first hand. Bud Gordon decided to create the next best thing. He designed a tour that includes authentic replicas of our governmental institutions that would bring them to life for local students. This is why a visit to Quality West Wing should be your next field trip.
  Riverside Art Museum - Located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, the Riverside Art Museum is housed in a former YWCA facility designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. Built in 1929, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
  The Edward Dean Museum - The museum's collection is primarily 16th through 19th century Asian and European fine arts including furniture, ceramics, glass, textiles, sculptures, and many small collections such as miniature paintings, fans and pocket watches.
  The March Field Air Museum - Located next to March Field - A great selection of retired military aircraft.
  The Mission Inn Museum - Welcome to the Mission Inn Museum! Located within the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California, the Mission Inn Museum is an independent not-for-profit organization that interprets the history of the Inn and its part in the history of Southern California. Exhibits rich in artifacts range from Arts & Crafts furnishings to Asian sculpture.
  Uncle Bud's - Automobile Museum - Cars from the early 1900's right through today's 21st century technological marvels.
Amusement Parks
  Disneyland - Disneyland - The Magic Kingdon - Amusement Parks
Arts & Theatre
  INLAND EMPIRE FILM COMMISSION - "Hollywood's Largest Backlot!"
  San Bernardino Symphony - The Orchestra is the oldest and most prestigious in the Inland Empire. It was also the first fully professional ensemble of musicians in the region, boasting an unparalelled standard of musical performance under the dynamic leadership of its conductor, Maestro Carlo Ponti, Jr.
  Hyundai Pavilion - From Folk to Funk!
Temecula Wineries
  California Dreamin - Hot Air Baloon Rides over Wine Country.
  PONTE Family Estates - My Favorite. Great Gift Shop. Good Wine.
  Stuart Cellars - Give em a try.
  Thornton Winery - Great Champagne - Even better food. Cool Summer Concerts!
  John Wayne Airport - Great airport in Orange County. Cool Take-offs!
  Ontario Airport - Great Airport! Much easier than LAX
  Palm Springs Airport - Your local "Resortport"
Home Improvement
  Home Depot - You can do it, we can help.
  Lowes - Everything for the home.