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    Canyon Crest Real Estate Living in Canyon Crest: Amenities, Education and Real Estate

    Canyon Crest – Riverside

    Canyon Crest is one of the largest and most diverse neighborhoods in Riverside, CA. Its diversity is found both in its topography, and in its residents. Canyon Crest was formed by six separate land annexations, all of which occurred between 1959 and 1986. Most of the development in the neighborhood reflects modern subdivision design. The land is developed for medium-density residential uses, with some high and low density areas included to serve a variety of residential needs. The hilly terrain has shaped the development of the area, and enhances the beautiful views of the surrounding area. The Canyon Crest Town Centre is the economic focus for the region which offers a variety of dining options, along with convenient and quality shopping for the neighborhood, and also includes a large student population in the nearby apartments.


    Canyon Crest has its roots in the citrus industry. In 1907, the Monte Vista Nursery was established in the area which now includes the Canyon Crest Town Centre. This nursery, which specialized in citrus stock, once occupied 200 acres.
    Two cultural resources located within the neighborhood includes: the William Childs House, a 1910 Craftsman bungalow listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the locally significant Art Deco entry monuments at University Drive. These monuments were once in place on the west side of the old Buena Vista Bridge, and were moved when the bridge was replaced in the 1960s.
    Canyon Crest includes the Sycamore Highlands Specific Plan area, which abuts the northeastern edge of Sycamore
    Canyon Park, and is in close proximity to the Box Spring Mountains. These natural features, along with the Tequesquite Arroyo, offer excellent open spaces for outdoor recreation and scenic vistas.


    The Canyon Crest neighborhood is well served by public facilities, community parks, and schools. The new Canyon Crest Fire Station No.14, and Mission Grove Fire Station No.9, proudly serve the neighborhood. Castle View Park includes three acres developed as a playground, and 27 acres in natural open space. While Quail Run Park is simply an undeveloped, open space park. Sycamore Highlands Park is a 10-acre neighborhood park serving recreational needs of the residents within the Sycamore Highlands area. This park has spectacular views of Riverside’s downtown, and other surrounding areas, and also includes access to the many trails within the extensive Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. The brand new 30-acre Andulka Park is adjacent to the neighborhood at the intersection of Central and Chicago Avenue. This park includes two new baseball fields, a tennis complex with a pro-shop, two lighted basketball courts, two volleyball courts, restroom and concession facilities, a children’s playground, picnic facilities, open meadow areas, parking, and a walking/jogging trail with a native habitat area. Finally, educational needs are met by Castle View Elementary School, and the many public and private schools in adjacent neighborhoods. For additional information about the history of Canyon Crest, Visit

    Canyon Crest Real Estate

    Search all Canyon Crest houses for sale on our easy to use MLS (Multiple Listing Service) real estate search. You can receive daily email alerts of new homes, condos, and land for sale when they become available, as well as price changes in previous listings. Also receive your Canyon Crest home value report with our easy to use Home Valuation Tool. To Schedule a showing, Contact one of The DeBonis Team’s Knowledgeable Real Estate Agents to assist you in your home search. (951) 203-4426.