One of the most established communities in Riverside, California, is Orangecrest, which was annexed in 1986. This is a particularly great neighborhood for young families, who come here for the solid reputable schools and available facilities.
There is a variety of single-family homes in Orangecrest making it a highly desirable community. The majority of homes (91 percent) were owned by occupants according to a 2000 census. The neighborhood’s name comes from its history of citrus production which continued into the early 1980s. Orangecrest was developed into a master planned project that includes commercial, recreational, and education aspects. The development covers over 2,000 acres of land.
Orangecrest is served by many excellent elementary facilities like Thomas Rivera Elementary School, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, and Mark Twain Elementary School. Facilities for middle and high school students include Amelia Earhart Middle and Martin Luther King Jr. High School. There are also several private schools in the Riverside region.
There are several stores on Van Buren Boulevard and Trautwein. You will find popular merchants like Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market and Kohl’s nearby. There is also the Orange Terrace Community Park, which is made up of 30 acres of land with a 13,000-square-foot library and a 24,000-square -foot community center. Residents also enjoy visiting the Bergamont and Thundersky parks which feature exercise courses, picnic facilities, and athletic fields as well as restrooms. There are many utilities that serve the neighborhood including the Orangecrest Fire Station.
The City of Riverside is the birthplace of California’s citrus industry. It is about an hour east from Los Angeles and is the Inland Empire’s most populous city as well as one of the larger ones in the county. Residents have a choice of three hospitals here: Riverside Community Hospital, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, and Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center. The city’s biggest employers include the County of Riverside, the local school districts, UCR, and Kaiser Permanente.
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