Victoria Grove is a master-planned, gated community comprised of 1120 homes located in western Riverside County immediately north of Lake Mathews. Located on a plateau at the top of La Sierra Ave., Victoria Grove’s design harkens back to the days when “Citrus Was King” in Riverside County. Located several miles west of the California Citrus State Historic Park, in Riverside, California, Victoria Grove pays homage to the time when citrus farming was one of the dominant industries in Southern California. In fact, Victoria Grove’s CC&Rs require that hundreds of orange trees be permanently maintained within its 500 plus acres of common area, a task undertaken by its homeowners association, Victoria Grove Maintenance Association, Inc. (VGMA).
Victoria Grove was initially approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in the early 1990s, however, it was not completed until approximately 2005; in order to provide future homeowners with relatively level streets for walking and cycling and to accommodate the large VGMA-owned community park (containing a baseball diamond, picnic area, playground and basketball court) substantial grading had to be done. As a drive through Victoria Grove will readily demonstrate, the wait was well worth it as evidenced by the number of residents who walk and ride their bikes on a daily basis through our community.
Blackburn Road bisects Victoria Grove from east to west. The south half of Victoria Grove is mostly enclosed by retaining walls (which tends to spare residents from random visits by local wildlife including coyotes, rabbits, frogs, gophers and assorted species of reptiles). The north half of Victoria Grove is only partially enclosed making its residents much more prone to visits by area wildlife. During the construction of Victoria Grove, the Army Corps of Engineers directed the improvement and preservation of a pre-existing creek which is now permanently set aside as a wildlife area whose course runs from an behind the pool/park area on the south side underneath Blackburn Road and then parallel to Victoria Grove Parkway on the north side.
It is the purpose of the VGCS to serve the needs of the Victoria Grove residents by sponsoring organizations such as the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and YMCA Adventure Guides. In addition, the VGCS sponsors community events such as the School’s Out! Picnic on the last day of school; Movies in the Park later in the summer; and the Fall Harvest Festival and Safety Fair in October in conjunction with the VGMA’s Security and Safety Affairs Committee.
Residents are within minutes to medical facilities, stores, restaurants, and recreation. There are several shopping centers in this area like the Riverside Plaza, The Galleria at Tyler, and Main Street Downtown which offers a pedestrian mall lined with eclectic boutiques. For the history buff the California Citrus State Historic Park is nearby offering an open-air museum and exhibits about the state’s citrus industry.
There are several golf courses in the area as well, including the Canyon Crest Country Club which is located in Riverside’s suburbs. It features panoramic views, tennis courts, swimming pools, and a fitness center. It also offers youth camps and an event facility. The Victoria Club is a private club in the city center. Established in 1903, it’s one of the oldest in Southern California and reflects the history of the orange groves of Tequesquite Arroyo. This club showcases an eighteen-hole golf course, five lighted tennis courts, exercise rooms, and a six-lane swimming pool.
Current Prices:$489,900 to $778,000
Closed Prices: $444,900 to $750,000
Median Sale Price: $543,000
Average $ per sq ft: $188
Association Fee Ranges: $135 to $136/mo,$0 to $175
(based on data from the last 12 months)
Type: Single Family Home
Age: 2000 to 2007
Sq. Ft.: 2,000 to 5,180sq. ft.
Bedrooms: 3 to 7bedrooms
Bathrooms: 0 to 5bathrooms
Lot Sizes: 0 - 5+ acres
*homeowners' association fees are approximately $134
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