- About Northside
Some of the oldest homes in Riverside can be found in the Northside neighborhood, as can some of the newest businesses. The area features an interesting mix of traditional and modern street layouts, and the housing design and architecture also offers contrasts.
The Santa Ana River basin forms the western boundary of Northside, with Fairmount Park on the southern edge. Northside has a strong tradition of neighborhood activism. The Northside Improvement and the Northside Neighborhood associations have been driving forces to serve and guide development in this area.
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3491 Strong Street Riverside, CA 92501
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1498 Powell Way Riverside, CA 92501
990 Clark Street Riverside, CA 92501
3767 Stoddard Avenue Riverside, CA 92501
1431 Mulberry Street Riverside, CA 92501
3511 Cannes Avenue Riverside, CA 92501
4027 Landau Court Riverside, CA 92501
4596 Vincent Way Riverside, CA 92501
3812 Carrotwood Street Riverside, CA 92501
1883 Mira Court Riverside, CA 92501
1481 Powell Way Riverside, CA 92501
744 Forest Park Drive Riverside, CA 92501
3815 Carrotwood Street Riverside, CA 92501
About Northside Riverside, California:More than half of Northside was part of the original city boundaries of Riverside, and it is the city’s oldest residential neighborhood. The other portions have been added in four annexations from 1960 to 1993. Northside was once home to a natural sulfur spring that was believed to have curative powers. Pioneer Riversiders found Indian artifacts at the spring, suggesting belief in its healing power pre-existed Anglo settlement. Dr. James Greves, co-founder of Riverside, is rumored to have owned the land but did nothing commercial with it. In 1886, William Elliot purchased the site, located just east of Strong and Main streets, and drilled a 370-foot well to increase the water flow. He then installed a pool and an elaborate bathhouse. Early Hollywood used the pool for swimming scenes because of the clarity of the water. Henry Houdini and Buster Keaton acted in movie scenes utilizing this pool. The pool and bathhouse changed names and ownership several times and closed in 1950 when the spring ran dry, most likely due to Elliot’s original drilling. It was revived briefly in 1960, this time without the water, but closed again shortly thereafter.
Northside Riverside includes the friendly communities of North Riverside. Remember, Northside Riverside is sometimes spelled as Northside, North Side, N Side, N. Side, North Riverside, N. Riverside or northriverside. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in any of these fine communities, call Brian Bean and Tim Hardin, Homeowner Advocates, Dream Big Real Estate.