The name Mission Grove incorporates important facets of Riverside’s nheritage – both the Mission Inn and the citrus groves that played nstrategic roles in Riverside’s early development. The Mission Grove nneighborhood became an important part of the City through a number of nannexations approved between 1963 and 2001.
The Mission Grove neighborhood is a newer area of the City that nconsists of a mix of single-family residential, apartments, ncondominiums, retail and office uses most of which was developed since nthe 1980’s. The northern half of the neighborhood, tucked between the nCanyon Crest neighborhood and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, consists nalmost entirely of medium to low-density residential tract homes with nthree-car garages and large side yards. Residents living in homes nsituated along the edge of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park enjoy nmagnificent views of the park, cityscape and mountains beyond. Higher ndensity residential condominiums, apartments and planned residential ndevelopments are concentrated along Alessandro Boulevard as well as nsouth of Alessandro Boulevard surrounding the retail hub of the nneighborhood. Radiating to the southeast of the higher density activityn core are conventional single-family tract homes.