The community of Sycamore Canyon in Riverside, California is highly desirable for its closeness to nature, as well as offering modern conveniences.
This neighborhood is comprised of a variety of single family homes, condos, and townhomes. Outdoor enthusiasts love this area because it is next to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. There are also several shopping centers in the city including Riverside Plaza and Main Street in the Downtown area. This community is served by public education facilities like Emerson Elementary School, University Heights Middle School, and John W. North High School. There are also several private schools in this area including Encore High School for the Arts, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Hawarden Hills Academy, and Montessori Academy Riverside.
The Sycamore Canyon Park is made up of 1,500 acres of protected reserves. It was designated for the endangered Stephens’ Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys stephensi) by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency. There are four miles of trails that are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and joggers as well as walkers. It’s rated as a moderate hike and offers many opportunities to see wildlife. It’s also accessible throughout the year and is open from sunrise to sunset. The Ameal Moore Nature Center offers exhibits, nature walks, and hands-on learning experiences. There are many animal and plant species that have been classified as endangered or threatened.
The park is located near March Air Reserve Base and is bordered by the I215 freeway, Central Avenue, and Alessandro Boulevard. The park is linked with the Alessandro Arroyo by the city’s master plan of trails. Area neighbors besides Sycamore Canyon include Mission Grove and Canyon Crest.
The City of Riverside is where the state’s citrus industry was born. It is home to the Riverside Fox Theater where Gone with the Wind was first shown in 1939. Other city attractions include the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the California Citrus State Historic Park, and the California Museum of Photography.
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