Riverside County Office of Economic Development -Business Resource Guide

Blythe Population 17,378

Blythe is a warm and friendly agricultural community located at one of the busiest entrance points to California, which sees more than 8.5 million interstate travelers a year. Blythe's three hundred and sixty days of sunshine (winter temperatures range from 55 to 75 degrees, with average summer temperatures ranging from 85 to 110) provide year round fun in the sun activities such as golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, dune buggies, rockhounding and off-road, as well as boating, water-skiing and canoeing along almost ninety miles of navigable water provided by the beautiful Colorado River. The City of Blythe is a general law city which was incorporated in 1916. It is located 225 miles east of Los Angeles and 150 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. The Colorado River embraces the east side of the Palo Verde Valley. Agriculture and tourism are both very important to the economy of the Blythe area. Calimesa Population 10,867 The City of Calimesa is dedicated to a community that honors its beautiful natural setting through open space preservation, wildlife corridors, and extensive trail systems, as well as enriching the quality of life for residents and visitors of Calimesa through sensitive planning that creates increased business activity, local jobs, new parks and schools. The City of Calimesa incorporated December of 1990. It has developed its own unique zoning codes and standards and sought to retain its open space characteristics. The city’s General Plan provides for neighborhoods and businesses that reflect that concept. Canyon Lake is a city and gated community on Canyon Lake reservoir, located in western Riverside County. It is one of five gated incorporated cities currently in California. Canyon Lake began as a master-planned community developed by Corona Land Company in 1968. The “City of Canyon Lake” was incorporated on December 1, 1990. Railroad Canyon Dam was built in 1927, and impounds the San Jacinto River to fill the reservoir, which covers 383 acres and has 14.9 miles of shoreline. It is owned and operated by the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. The reservoir is supplied by storm water runoff from the San Jacinto River and Salt Canyon Lake Population 10,832

City of Blythe 235 N. Broadway Blythe, CA 92225 760.922.6161 www.cityofblythe.ca.gov

City of Calimesa 908 Park Ave Calimesa, CA 92320 909.795.9801 www.cityofcalimesa.net

City of Canyon Lake 31516 Railroad Canyon Rd Canyon Lake, CA 92587 951.244.2955 www.canyonlakeca.gov


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