Riverside: A City with Historical Significance and Modern Appeal

Welcome to Riverside, a captivating blend of rich history, cultural vitality, and modern conveniences. Nestled in Southern California, Riverside is a bustling city that offers a quality lifestyle with its thriving arts scene, unique architecture, and breathtaking landscapes. It’s no surprise many individuals and families are considering moving here and exploring the city’s offerings. When planning your move, LA Moving Star, a local moving company, is here to provide seamless and stress-free moving services.

The History of Riverside: From the Old Days to the Modern Era

Early History

The Riverside area was home to Native Americans for thousands of years before European contact. The Cahuilla and Serrano tribes were some of the main inhabitants of the region, leading a life based on hunting and gathering and using local resources in a sustainable manner.

Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza was the head of an expedition through the area in 1774, but it wasn’t until after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821 that large tracts of land, called ranchos, began to be granted to settlers in the Riverside area. One such grant, Rancho Jurupa, was awarded to Juan Bandini in 1838.

American Period

After the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), the region became part of the United States, and in 1850, California was admitted as the 31st state. The area of Riverside was initially part of San Diego County, but later, in 1853, it became part of the newly formed San Bernardino County.

The real development of Riverside started when a group of investors from the East Coast, led by John W. North, founded the city in 1870. They had a vision of creating a utopian society based on temperance, education, and hard work, and they were drawn to the area because of its potential for agriculture.

Citrus Era

In 1873, the first Washington Navel orange trees, a gift from the Brazilian government, were planted in Riverside by Eliza Tibbets. The trees thrived in Riverside’s warm, dry climate, and the citrus industry exploded. By the 1880s, Riverside was the wealthiest city per capita in the United States, thanks to its booming orange industry.

The citrus industry necessitated the development of a transportation network to move the fruit from the groves to the markets. Thus, in 1886, the Santa Fe Railroad reached Riverside, connecting it to markets in the East and boosting the city’s economy further.

20th Century Growth and Modern Era

Riverside continued to grow in the 20th century. It became a hub for military personnel during World War II, with the establishment of Camp Anza, a major staging area for troops. Post-war growth saw Riverside expand with the development of new housing tracts and the establishment of the University of California, Riverside in 1954.

In the late 20th and early 21st century, Riverside has grown into a significant economic and cultural center. It remains an important agricultural area, though not solely for citrus; today’s crops also include alfalfa, dairy, vegetables, and wine grapes.

Riverside is also a center of higher education, boasting several universities and colleges, and has become an important hub for the arts and culture, with multiple museums, theaters, and the famous Mission Inn.

The city’s commitment to preserving its unique history while embracing growth and diversity has helped Riverside evolve from a small farming community into the thriving, dynamic city it is today.



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Jay LoganJay Logan
21:39 24 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did a fantastic job and were very careful with all the furniture and boxes.
Elvira GendlerElvira Gendler
02:22 21 Oct 23
Andrew, Mike and Sergei did an amazing job. Such a professional team. Moved me and my husband in a super friendly and smooth way. We moved 3-4 times but this is was the best experience I have ever had. Thank you guys!!!! Impressive!!!!
Zhiyuan XuZhiyuan Xu
18:57 19 Oct 23
Alex and Sergei is very responsible and helpful
Brandon ShahnianiBrandon Shahniani
18:40 18 Oct 23
HOLY MOLY! Where do I even begin. First of all, in the last 6 years, I've moved probably 3-4 times. I've hired through task rabbit, asked for recs through friends, and have even hired those amazing parking lot patrons you see at every Home Depot. Long story short, it's always been a nightmare. Half of my things end up broken, my walls get scuffed, I end up needing to help lift things and spend hours afterwards cleaning up what the movers messed up. When planning my current move, I knew I had some really tricky pieces that were going to be an absolute beast to move to my new condo. I decided to dish out a couple extra bucks and work with an actual moving company this time after my best friend Lauren raved about LA Moving Star for months.When I tell you I'm astonished. First of all, the price was very reasonable and the movers that showed up were actual professionals. I would call them moving artists to say the least. They strategically have so many tricks up their sleeves in getting massive items through very cramped and small spaces. Everything was wrapped beautifully and not a single thing was damaged. Not only that but they were SO efficient. They were hustling, moving fast, and getting it all done in a timely manner. Usually when companies charge by the hour, I tend to notice workers taking their sweet time in certain areas... But this company values integrity and you can tell. They actually care about their customers and it's SO apparent. My specific movers were Alex, Max, and Serg and the 3 boys were spectacular. This move was definitely not an easy one and they even had to completely disassemble and rebuild my three massive closet pieces by hand.I cannot reccomend this company enough and will be reffering everybody I know to use them. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Víctor MendezVíctor Mendez
20:44 14 Oct 23
Guys did an amazing job. Moved my heavy furniture. I’d like to recommend them. Thank you Andrew and Mike!
Otiniel RibeiroOtiniel Ribeiro
18:34 12 Oct 23
Extremely professional and customer service second to none. Highly recommend!
Andres Holguin-FloresAndres Holguin-Flores
00:53 12 Oct 23
Two great workers helped with moving my entire apartment. It was a big move with a fridge, desk, tv and bed. Fast, friendly, and would absolutely hire again. They handled the move up a flight of stairs as well
Sar HossepianSar Hossepian
23:22 11 Oct 23
Androo Ara and mike are the best you can get to move your stuff 5 star from me
Mark Stephen FructuosoMark Stephen Fructuoso
19:43 11 Oct 23
Alex and Serg were extremely professional, quick, and efficient with my move. Would definitely recommend this company for friends and family!
Al RosalesAl Rosales
23:57 08 Oct 23
Alex, Peter, and Serg were excellent. They did the move in a timely matter and were all very nice. Not disappointed at all.
22:00 06 Oct 23
Max and Serge have been very helpful for my move out. Both are very strong, quick, and concise. Absolutely a great moving experience and I highly recommend! A++++
18:40 06 Oct 23
Max and Serg were excellent Movers, extremely helpful, going above and beyond. They were the best.
Crystal J. BlackCrystal J. Black
00:06 06 Oct 23