What it looks like downtown in the area of Main and Market streets and University avenue in front of City Hall. There is a pedestrian walkway that extends over to Mission Inn avenue and 6th street. Inland Empire City Of Riverside county seat of Riverside County, State Of California. Located along the Santa Ana River about 97km east of Los Angeles. It is the birthplace of California’s citrus industry and the home to the University of California At Riverside. The downtown section appeared to be tranquil and safe to me, with the occasional homeless person here and there.