Victoria is another Riverside, California, neighborhood where the hills determine the landscape. The northern border runs through the Victoria Club, a private golf course that opened in 1903. On the east, it follows Chicago Avenue where it becomes the southern border at Arlington Avenue. It makes a sharp left at Victoria Avenue and follows Victoria Avenue until Mary Street, where it leads back to Interstate 91.
Victoria Avenue is the most well-know route in Riverside. Built in 1892, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a beautiful drive with the tree-lined center divider.
Victoria has older homes on tree lined streets. Median home prices are in the region of $200,000. The area has low density homes on larger lots. There are three elementary schools that serve the area and the Matthew Gage Middle School and Poly High School. Another school worth noting is the California School for the Deaf. The school was started in 1949 by the State of California to serve hearing-impaired children ranging in age from 18 months old to 22.
There is plenty for families to do. Washington Park has a playground, picnic tables and barbecues. Audulka, the newest recreational area, is a sports park where tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball are available. A running track circles the well-lit park. Families can barbecue, while enjoying the time sitting in the various shelters. The park even stocks doggie bag centers for pet parents to keep the park clean.
There are several local shopping areas and a short drive down Central Avenue leads to one of the biggest malls in Riverside. This area has all the big box stores, as well as many unique shopping experiences. Residents do not need to travel far to experience all that Victoria has to offer.