The name Mission Grove incorporates important facets of Riverside’s heritage – both the Mission Inn and the citrus groves that played strategic roles in Riverside’s early development. The Mission Grove neighborhood became an important part of the City through a number of annexations approved between 1963 and 2001.
The Mission Grove neighborhood is a newer area of the City that consists of a mix of single-family residential, apartments, condominiums, retail and office uses most of which was developed since the 1980’s. The northern half of the neighborhood, tucked between the Canyon Crest neighborhood and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, consists almost entirely of medium to low-density residential tract homes with three-car garages and large side yards. Residents living in homes situated along the edge of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park enjoy magnificent views of the park, city scape and mountains beyond. Higher density residential condominiums, apartments and planned residential developments are concentrated along Alessandro Boulevard as well as south of Alessandro Boulevard surrounding the retail hub of the neighborhood. Radiating to the southeast of the higher density activity core are conventional single-family tract homes.