Located about 225 miles east of Los Angeles and 150 miles west of Phoenix, Blythe offers a California desert climate that ranges between 55 and 110 degrees throughout the year. With minimal rainfall, Blythe is the perfect community for those who like to get outdoors year-round. Blythe is located in Riverside County and more people are attracted to the lifestyle offered here as the population has grown by nearly 65 percent since 2000. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 21,100 people call Blythe home. Those looking for Blythe apartments for rent will not be disappointed in the "City of Outdoors."
The area now known as Riverside County was in the hands of many different groups throughout the years, but it was finally approved as a county in 1893. Linked to strong ties to agriculture in the community's early years, Riverside's economy became more dependent on tourism, construction, manufacturing and transportation as the region prospered.
Today, people in Blythe rentals and homes have access to a thriving job market. Some of the top employers of the area include the county government, March Air Reserve Base, Stater Bros. Markets, University of California, Riverside Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, Palo Verde Unified School District and Abbott Vascular. According to Best Places, the average commute time for residents in Blythe is about 19 minutes.
Within Riverside County, there are several museums, parks and cultural attractions that residents can enjoy, as well as natural amenities along the mountains and desert. The community also hosts several annual events, including the Indio International Tamale Festival, Blythe Bluegrass Festival, Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Southwest Arts Festival. Coachella is a three-day festival that takes place two-weekends in a row with past headliners such as Radiohead, Paul McCartney and The White Stripes.
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