Eastside

Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood is steeped in history, dominated by stories of families, both African-American and Mexican-American, who came to this city looking for a better life. It offered opportunities to families excluded from the dominant culture to own homes and raise children. It gave enterprising individuals the chance to start small businesses, providing services to the community.

Eastside is one of Riverside’s oldest and largest residential neighborhoods and has been a part of the city since its founding. The majority of the neighborhood is devoted to residential uses, with commercial concentrated along University Avenue.

The homes of Eastside were built in the first half of the 20th century and the post-war boom. Large-scale development stopped in the late 1950s and few homes have been constructed since, primarily because nearly all available is already developed.

 

Neighborhood Info

About Eastside Riverside, California:

In 1886, the Gage Canal - which brought water from the Santa Ana River - was completed, making possible the first town-lot addition to the original Riverside townsite. The 100-acre White's addition, the oldest part of the Eastside neighborhood, was established in 1887 and was originally served by underground pipes carrying water from the Gage Canal system.

Riverside's Eastside neighborhood is steeped in history. It runs over with the stories of families, both African-American and Mexican-American, who came to this city looking for a better life. It offered opportunities to families excluded from the dominant culture to own homes and raise children. It gave enterprising individuals the chance to start small businesses, providing services to the community.

Much of the historical housing stock remains in the hands of descendants of the original pioneers, and the well-kept streets and gardens reflect the pride of ownership visible there.

Eastside is one of Riverside’s older and larger residential neighborhoods and has been a part of the city since its founding. The majority of the neighborhood area is devoted to residential uses, with commercial uses concentrated along University Avenue. The shops along the avenue focus on meeting the needs of the ethnically diverse local community. These neighborhood businesses have been working with the city over the past few years in programs to revitalize the region.

The homes of Eastside are products of the gradual building in the first half of the 20th century and the post-war boom. Large-scale development stopped in the late 1950s and few homes have been constructed since, primarily because nearly all available is already developed.

Eastside does not have the rolling terrain of its surrounding neighborhoods. The Tequesquite arroyo marks the southern edge of the community, with the normally flat land dropping off into the small stream valley. This arroyo provides a unique open area and is home to the Victoria Country Club, a private recreation area that offers golfing and tennis.

The Riverside Marketplace serves as a western anchor for this region. The Marketplace is developing into a major center offering commerce, entertainment and transportation, but faces competition from neighboring Downtown.
Population
16,973
up 6% since 2000
Households
4,321
54% with children
Ownership
39% Owned
61% rented, 11% vacant
Average Home Value
$285,568
Average Year Built
1962

Communities



Eastside Riverside includes the friendly communities of East Riverside. Remember, Eastside Riverside is sometimes spelled as Eastside, East Side, Eastern Riverside, East Riverside or E. Riverside. 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.

About Eastside Riverside, California:

In 1886, the Gage Canal – which brought water from the Santa Ana River – was completed, making possible the first town-lot addition to the original Riverside townsite. The 100-acre White’s addition, the oldest part of the Eastside neighborhood, was established in 1887 and was originally served by underground pipes carrying water from the Gage Canal system.

Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood is steeped in history. It runs over with the stories of families, both African-American and Mexican-American, who came to this city looking for a better life. It offered opportunities to families excluded from the dominant culture to own homes and raise children. It gave enterprising individuals the chance to start small businesses, providing services to the community.

Much of the historical housing stock remains in the hands of descendants of the original pioneers, and the well-kept streets and gardens reflect the pride of ownership visible there.

Eastside is one of Riverside’s older and larger residential neighborhoods and has been a part of the city since its founding. The majority of the neighborhood area is devoted to residential uses, with commercial uses concentrated along University Avenue. The shops along the avenue focus on meeting the needs of the ethnically diverse local community. These neighborhood businesses have been working with the city over the past few years in programs to revitalize the region.

The homes of Eastside are products of the gradual building in the first half of the 20th century and the post-war boom. Large-scale development stopped in the late 1950s and few homes have been constructed since, primarily because nearly all available is already developed.

Eastside does not have the rolling terrain of its surrounding neighborhoods. The Tequesquite arroyo marks the southern edge of the community, with the normally flat land dropping off into the small stream valley. This arroyo provides a unique open area and is home to the Victoria Country Club, a private recreation area that offers golfing and tennis.

The Riverside Marketplace serves as a western anchor for this region. The Marketplace is developing into a major center offering commerce, entertainment and transportation, but faces competition from neighboring Downtown.

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