Welcome to Victoria Woods
A charming, peaceful mid-century neighborhood in the city
The picturesque community of Victoria Woods is just two miles south of downtown off Interstate-90. Residents enjoy a quiet neighborhood that bustles with life in nearby shops and offices. Victoria Woods is one of the more historical parts of the city, with many landmarks, mid-century homes, and an orange grove forming the town's identity. Homes here vary in size and design across the development, blending with the natural landscape and flow of tree-lined streets.
Riverside’s largest arroyo, the Tequesquite Arroyo, establishes a natural northern border and lush environment for the neighborhood. The famed Victoria Country Club golf course is built around the arroyo with surrounding views of mountain ranges. The western edge of Victoria combines commercial and office not far from the sought-after bungalow homes of “Cowboy Streets,” with such names as Durango, Laredo, Carson, and Laramie.
What to Love
- An active historical community
- Minutes from downtown
- A quiet, traditional setting
- Access to three major freeways
Victoria bustles with activity through the week and enjoys a balance between suburban peace and nearby downtown excitement. The community is built around many historical landmarks. The Victoria Country Club Golf Course, established in 1903, attracts executives, families, and retirees. Residents of Victoria Woods frequent the historically marked Victoria Avenue running through the center of the development, designed with a lush median in the old carriageway style. Here you can see all ages walking, running, and biking up and down the avenue. At the eastern edge of the neighborhood, the renovated Victoria Bridge connects Victoria with downtown. Originally built in 1891, its architectural beauty adds to the charming backdrop of Victoria Woods. When not basking in local life, residents have the option of taking the Riverside Line from downtown Riverside to Los Angeles.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Victoria Woods has numerous grocery stores, countless cafes, and restaurants. It is also just across the highway from Riverside Plaza, with over 475,000-square-feet of outdoor mall. Saunter through walkways with fountains and decorative lights or make a quick stop at any of the many shops or restaurants. Nearby, you can watch a movie on one of the multiple screens at Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium.
At The Hologram House, in downtown Riverside, treasure hunters delight in vintage and consignment items. The store, filled with quality and hard-to-find items, pleases the discerning and nostalgic with everything from furniture to décor, and mid-century to modern.
For the best sandwich in the Inland Empire, head to the Backstreet Restaurant in Magnolia Center. They have been serving pastrami and corned beef to rave reviews since 1968. You get a luxury outdoor dining experience along with a custom-made sandwich on baked bread with trimmings. They also have the best cream pies around.
Things to Do
At Victoria Country Club, you can expect full-service dining. They feature an 18-hole golf course, a six-lane, 25-yard swimming pool, five tennis courts, an exercise room, two bars, and a Victorian-style clubhouse. Avid golfers and tennis players also head for the Canyon Crest Country Club, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Serious tennis players appreciate Andulka Park, where they provide ten championship tennis courts, a stadium court, and a cutting-edge clay court. They offer lessons for all ages and abilities along with a full-service pro shop. From local outdoor events to downtown cultural entertainment, you are situated for it all in Victoria Woods.
Riverside has over 90 public schools and over 40 private schools. Riverside Unified School District serves a large portion of the city. Some schools include:
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