University of California Riverside | UCR

The heart of the University of California Riverside UCR neighborhood is the university campus.

UCR, which is part of the best public university system in the nation, occupies nearly half the land in this region. The neighborhood offers a unique mix of land uses, ranging from high-density student-oriented apartments, to a thriving center of commerce and entertainment, to low-density hillside housing to large sections of farm land.

The community surrounding the university is geared towards meeting the needs of the large student population. Student housing dominates the region and businesses are concentrated along University Avenue, just a short walk from the school. The University Village commercial development, built in the mid-1990s, continues to expand and offers a dense mix of offices and entertainment.

Neighborhood Info

About University of California Riverside UCR, California:

The University of California Riverside | UCR neighborhood draws its name from Riverside's University of California campus.

The Riverside Campus began in 1906 as a Citrus Experiment Station on a 23-acre site on the slopes of Mount Rubidoux. In 1917, the station relocated to the campus' current location on the slopes of the Box Springs Mountain. In 1954, the university began the expansion of its Riverside facilities beyond a citrus research center to become the general academic campus that it is today.

This area was annexed in four small pieces between 1956 and 1958, and one large one, in 1961.

The University Agricultural Experimentation Stations provide hundreds of undeveloped acres near the urban center of the area.

The developed portion of this neighborhood is mostly flat, but the northern and eastern edges rise dramatically to become the Box Spring Mountains. This striking geographic feature provides a beautiful backdrop for the eastern edge of the city and offers a natural environment for hiking and other outdoor recreation. Home ownership is high in the University Neighborhood, a fact that might be surprising considering the large student population. The large residential neighborhood that occupies a quarter of this region is almost hidden behind the University and reflects the architecture of the early 1960s to the mid-1980s.
Population
20,624
up 47% since 2000
Households
5,818
20% with children
Ownership
24% Owned
76% rented, 9% vacant
Average Home Value
$259,246
Average Year Built
1975

Communities



University of California Riverside UCR includes the friendly communities of University of California Riverside. Remember, University of California Riverside UCR is sometimes spelled as Unaversity of california, Universaty of California, University of Calafornia, or UCR. 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 University of California Riverside UCR, California:

The University of California Riverside | UCR neighborhood draws its name from Riverside’s University of California campus.

The Riverside Campus began in 1906 as a Citrus Experiment Station on a 23-acre site on the slopes of Mount Rubidoux. In 1917, the station relocated to the campus’ current location on the slopes of the Box Springs Mountain. In 1954, the university began the expansion of its Riverside facilities beyond a citrus research center to become the general academic campus that it is today.

This area was annexed in four small pieces between 1956 and 1958, and one large one, in 1961.

The University Agricultural Experimentation Stations provide hundreds of undeveloped acres near the urban center of the area.

The developed portion of this neighborhood is mostly flat, but the northern and eastern edges rise dramatically to become the Box Spring Mountains. This striking geographic feature provides a beautiful backdrop for the eastern edge of the city and offers a natural environment for hiking and other outdoor recreation. Home ownership is high in the University Neighborhood, a fact that might be surprising considering the large student population. The large residential neighborhood that occupies a quarter of this region is almost hidden behind the University and reflects the architecture of the early 1960s to the mid-1980s.

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