Corona LGBTQ City Guide

Corona, California, is a beautiful, friendly California city located near Riverside and San Bernardino, and not far from Los Angeles. As a result, it’s a city small enough to offer a welcoming, neighborly, close-knit feel, while still providing access to all of the amenities of the bigger cities. It is also a city with a smaller, yet vibrant LGBTQ community where all can feel welcome and at home. If you’re thinking of finding your next home in Corona, chances are, you’ll find plenty about it to love!

A Look at Corona's History

Initially, in the mid to late 1800s, the area that is now Corona was a small, rural community known as South Riverside. In July of 1896, however, the citizens voted to incorporate the town into the newly developed Riverside County. When they did so, they changed the name to Corona. The town initially began as an important center of agriculture – particularly citrus fruit – and remained that way for some time. As it grew, however, it diversified, and today, it is a vibrant, thriving city with many opportunities and plenty to see and do. For so many reasons, Corona would be a great place to call home.

A Few Fun Facts About Corona

  • The Corona area once played a very important agricultural role in California – it was a key producer of lemons. In fact, it was once called The Lemon Capital of the World!
  • Corona is often called the “Circle City” because of its unique, circular layout.
  • Corona serves as the headquarters for several major businesses, and it’s a city full of opportunity.

Read more fun facts about Corona here.

Corona’s LGBTQ Community                                           

Corona is a city that loves and supports its LGBTQ community with a variety of resources, including:

PFLAG Riverside

PFLAG Riverside is Corona’s local chapter of the national PFLAG organization. PFLAG is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country and has 500 chapters with more than 200,000 members in the United States. PFLAG plays a critical role in providing advocacy, support, and resources to the LGBTQ community, and offers monthly support meetings, as well as resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities for the LGBTQ community, friends, and allies.

LGBTQ+ Center of Riverside County

The LGBTQ Community Center of Riverside County, the county in which Corona is located, has the goal of uniting the community and creating safe spaces where everyone belongs – and it accomplishes its mission well. The center seeks to help the LGBTQ community to form friendships and connections through different programs and by offering a wide variety of resources. It’s truly a place where everyone is welcomed and can feel that they belong.

What's the Weather Like in Corona?

The Corona area usually receives 12 inches of rain on average per year and no snow. Summers can be quite hot with the temperatures reaching an average of 93° in July, and somewhat cold in the winter, with lows in January dropping to around 42°. Generally, however, residents can enjoy the natural beauty of the area year-round in Corona – there’s really not a bad time to be outside!

Can’t-Miss Events in Corona

Riverside Pride

Riverside Pride is the area’s annual pride celebration each year, and it’s one event you won’t want to miss. Whether you like parades, parties, family-friendly activities, or all of the above, you can find it here.  Riverside Pride is a great way to celebrate all that the LGBTQ community adds to the Corona area!

The Best Neighborhoods in Corona

If you’re thinking of making a move to Corona, you will find that the entire city is very welcoming. Unlike some cities that tend to have one specific “gayborhood,” the LGBTQ community in Corona is sprinkled throughout the city, so there are many neighborhoods that would make wonderful places to call home.  It is always advised to contact a Corona gay realtor who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood. The current median list price of homes for sale in Corona is around $730,000.

Arts and Entertainment

The Arts Colony

The Arts Colony is a unique, arts-focused community-based arts organization on the beautiful grounds of Corona Heritage Park. The Colony has several artists-in-residence and offers shows, events, classes, and more.

Parks and Recreation

Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Glen Ivy Hot Springs, located in the heart of Corona, is one of the most unique spots in the area to relax. The springs, nicknamed, “Club Mud,” are California’s only red clay therapeutic mineral baths. There are many pools to choose from, all set in beautiful, lush gardens. Food and beverages are also served on site. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this unique spot for yourself!

Corona Heritage Park

If you want to spend a day learning about Corona's unique history and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors at the same time, Corona Heritage Park is a great place to do it. This beautiful green space offers vintage buildings, city heritage displays, the Corona Arts Colony, trails, an event space, gardens, and more.

Corona Nightlife

The Menagerie

Located just a short drive away in Riverside, The Menagerie is well worth the trip. It prides itself on being known as one of the hottest gay bars in the Inland Empire, and if you want a night out of dancing, fun, and a festive atmosphere, you won’t be disappointed. The Menagerie is well-known for its excellent DJs, fantastic drag shows, theme nights, karaoke, and more.

Contact a Corona Gay Realtor Today

If you're ready to make a move to Corona, at, we're here to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you'll love. We're proud to have a network of excellent realtors in Corona, and we would love to help connect you with the right one. Contact a Corona gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!