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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