Wood Streets Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Tidy streets lined with historic California bungalows and shaded by palms and magnolias make the Wood Streets neighborhood unique. Most of the homes there were built between 1900 and 1930, when Riverside was still the prosperous population center of Southern California. The original developer was named Wood, and he gave the streets he carved from orange groves names like Larchwood, Lynnwood, and Pine. Residences that followed, built up to the 1950s, only contributed to the architectural harmony of this quaint district.
The California bungalow, with its sloping roof, central gable, wide porch, and sweeping eaves, is the most common style of home in the neighborhood. Other styles include Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Queen Anne.
The Wood Streets neighborhood, with a ZIP code of 92506, is bounded on the south by Jurupa Avenue. On the west, the boundaries are Tower Avenue, Bandini Avenue, and Palm Avenue. Tequesquite Avenue, Brockton Avenue, and Terracina Avenue are the borders on the north. On the east side, homes on both sides of Olivewood Avenue are included within the neighborhood, which extends to State Route 91, the Riverside Freeway.
Orange trees ornament many of the carefully tended small yards in Wood Streets, and palms decorate many of the grassy parking strips. The community consists almost entirely of single-family homes.
Residents have Riverside Community College, which opened in 1916, as a neighbor. Ample open space nearby includes such parks as rocky Rubidoux Mountain, where visitors can hike to the Peace Tower and Friendship Bridge or attend an Easter sunrise service atop the mountain. Even closer to home, Wood Streets residents walk their dogs in nearby Evans Park or on the well-tended byways of their neighborhood.