Canyon Crest | Sycamore Highlands is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods of Riverside. Its diversity is found in its topography and residents.
The land under Canyon Crest was pieced together from six separate annexations, all of which occurred between 1959 and 1986. Most of the development in the neighborhood reflects modern subdivision design and nearly all the land is developed for low-density residential uses. The hilly terrain has shaped development and creates some beautiful views of the surrounding area.
The Canyon Crest Town Center is the economic focus for the area and caters to the large student population in the nearby apartments. Very little development occurred in this area prior to 1950 and most of the homes were built in the 1970s.
The northern half of the neighborhood is used for higher-density residential uses, which is most likely a reflection of the neighboring University of California, Riverside, campus and its large student population.
The southern half of this neighborhood hosts larger lots and larger homes to accommodate upper-income families. This neighborhood encircles the northern half of Sycamore Canyon Park and borders on the Box Spring Mountains, where the Sycamore Highlands and University City neighborhoods lie. These natural features, along with the Tequesquite Arroyo, offer excellent open spaces for outdoor recreation as well as some beautiful views.
Canyon Crest has its roots in the citrus industry. In 1907, the Monte Vista Nursery was established in the area, which includes the Canyon Crest Town Center. This nursery, which specialized in citrus stock, ultimately covered an area of 200 acres.
Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of May 20, 2022 12:52AM and/or other sources. All data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources and has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.
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