Known as the “Inland Empire”, Riverside is a California city where over 325,000 residents call home. Riverside has an abundance of historic sites, museums, and is known for being the city that founded California’s citrus industry. The University of Riverside gives the city a youthful flair, and the campus is bursting with wonderful gardens to explore. Ready to move to the empire? Take a look at these popular Riverside master planned communities.
Located in Corona, Terramor is a master planned community 25 miles south of downtown Riverside. Several builders are hard at work developing dream homes for families of all sizes. Richmond American Homes, for instance, offers three great floor plans with prices starting in the low $300s. Residents can enjoy 540 acres of open spaces, sport fields, and two dog parks. The Veranda, Terramor’s newest addition, includes a pool, barbecues, event space, and a vineyard.
The Preserve at Chino
Are you a fan of sustainable living? If so, The Preserve at Chino is the master planned community for you! Located 24 miles west of downtown Riverside, The Preserve at Chino features amenities such as state of the art fitness centers and The Garden House, which has a community garden, gourmet kitchen facilities, and pool. With dedicated hobby rooms, a movie theater, and office spaces, there’s always something to do and new friends to meet. The community has multiple neighborhoods to explore, such as Summerfield by Lennar. Residents have their choice of four spacious floor plans, starting in the low $600s.
Tucked alongside the California wilderness, Summerly is located in Lake Elsinore and is 24 miles south of Riverside. This community offers amenities such as a golf course, 24-acre park complete with sports courts and fields, and pool. One of the builders, Meritage Homes, offers attractive two-story family homes and folks can choose between three different floor plans with prices starting in the low $500s. Summer is truly splendid here in Summerly, whether your children are cooling down at the splash pads or you’re working up a sweat at nearby Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano.
Audie Murphy Ranch
Neighboring Summerly, Audie Murphy Ranch is a master planned community located in Menifree. Residents enjoy resort style amenities including multiple sports parks, pools, open space, and a spa. Kick back in the recreation center, or get in touch with nature as you walk through the spectacular gardens. Builders like Brookfield Residential are ready to help you find your dream home. They offer four exciting floor plans, and prices start in the high $500s. Audie Murphy Ranch is a short drive away from the shops at Menifee Countryside Marketplace, so you don’t have to travel far to meet your shopping needs!
New Haven at Ontario Ranch
Located in Ontario, New Haven at Ontario Ranch is 16 miles from downtown Riverside. New Haven emphasizes community by hosting several onsite events throughout the year, including movie nights and a festive Christmas party. Between the multiple pools, sports fields, and performance stage, there’s no shortage of amenities to enjoy. Residents can choose from 1- to 3-bedrooms with builders like Brookfield Residential. Homes prices in New Haven start in the mid $300s, which makes the houses an attractive, affordable option to many.
Located approximately 27 miles west of Riverside, Summerwind Trails is a master planned community in the rolling hills of Calimesa. Whether you’re simply drinking in the sights or hitting the trails, fans of nature will love having this picturesque scenery in their own backyard. In addition, residents can enjoy 80 acres of planned parks. When the mood strikes, residents embark on a short walk to the Town Center, where they can shop and eat to their hearts’ delight. The houses in this community have a ranch-style feel, with prices starting in the mid $400s.
Why visit a resort when you can live in one? The Resort is a master planned community in Rancho Cucamonga, just north of the Ontario International Airport. Unwind at the clubhouse or pool, or attend a food class or live music performance. If you feel the mood to shop, Ontario Mills Shopping Mall is a walkable distance from home. Live in luxury without breaking the bank, with multiple floor plans to choose from and prices starting in the low $400s.
Del Webb at Rancho Mirage
Del Webb at Rancho Mirage is a master planned community geared toward adults aged 55 and older. Spend your retirement biking, golfing, learning new hobbies, and playing Pickleball! Entertainment is never far away, as local shops, restaurants, and a movie theater are a short drive down the road. Del Webb offers 10 floor plans, with prices starting in the low $400s. Take a look at the Preserve Plan, which features a central, open kitchen and can be customized with up to three bedrooms.
Spring Mountain Ranch
Located in northeast Riverside, Spring Mountain Ranch is a master planned community with scenic views of the foothills. Amenities include a six-acre community park, sports courts, picnic areas, and more than six miles of trails that wind through the community. Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park is located just south of the community, offering even more hiking opportunities. KB Home designs charming houses with up to six bedrooms, which is perfect for large families or those who enjoying hosting friends. New home prices start in the low $500s.
Located 40 miles south of Riverside, Sommers Bend is a master planned community dedicated to adults aged 55 and older. Enjoy a tasty meal at the clubhouse, or work up a sweat at The Well House. However you choose to spend your day, you’re sure to find peace of mind. Temecula is wine country, which means you have access to dozens of wineries just outside of the community. Enjoy living in sleek, modern houses in your retirement. Taylor Morrison offers seven floor plans to choose from, with prices starting in the late $500s.
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Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.