Information about Moreno Valley, California

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...At a Glance

Incorporated as a General Law City on December 3, 1984, merging the communities of Moreno, Sunnymead and Edgemont.
Location & Size 50 square miles, located in the western portion of Riverside County, surrounded by Riverside, Perris, March Air Reserve Base, Lake Perris and the Badlands. Elevation: 1,650 Ft.
City Motto "People, Pride, Progress"

Moreno Valley Government

Five Council members comprise the Council; elected by district. They annually select officers among themselves.

Population 174,565 (as of January 1, 2006, State Department of Finance) California’s sixth fastest-growing city; second most populous in Riverside County. The fastest growing city in the early 90s. Fast growth attributed to a range of housing options: (affordable single family homes, condominiums and executive homes), family oriented lifestyle, good schools, and quality-of-life amenities.

Moreno Valley Amenities

Voted “Number One in Riverside County for Family Recreation” by the Press-Enterprise.
Moreno Valley’s amenities include: more than 32 parks and/or joint-use facilities (358.34 developed acres), and 6,000 acres of open space at Lake Perris; recreational, medical, and educational facilities; quality housing at affordable prices, open spaces, abundant retail centers, industrial developments and social/cultural activities. The City actively supports an award-winning anti-graffiti program.

Moreno Valley Schools

Moreno Valley has two public school districts: Moreno Valley Unified School District has 23 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, 4 Comprehensive High Schools, 1 Charter School, 1 Adult School, 1 Continuation School, 1 Community Day School, 1 Pre-School and 1 Academic Center; 37,001 students enrolled. Val Verde Unified School District (includes Perris, Mead Valley and Moreno Valley) has 1 Pre-school, 12 Elementary Schools, 3 Middle Schools and 3 High Schools, 1 Continuation School, with a total of 17,624 students enrolled. Moreno Valley is also home to one of the Riverside Community College campuses with 7,000 students enrolled.

Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce
951.697.4404

Commuting
SCAG Transtar
Commuting Information 951.485.5600
www.socalcommute.org

MetroLink 800.266.6883
www.metrolinktrains.com

Smart Traveler 800.COMMUTE
select option 4
www.smart-traveler.com
Riverside Transit Agency 800.800.7821
www.riversidetransit.com
Park and Ride 800.COMMUTE

Hospitals

Moreno Valley Community Hospital
27300 Iris Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
951.243.0811

Riverside County
Regional Medical Center
26520 Cactus Ave.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
951.486.4000

Moreno Valley Public Safety

Animal Control 951.413-3790

Fire Department 951.413.3370
Police Department 951.486.6700

Utilities

Water
Eastern Municipal Water District
800.426.3693

Telephone
Verizon
800.483.4000 (Residential)
800.483.5000 (Commercial)
SBC
800.310.2355 (residential)
800.750.2355 (commercial)

Electricity
Southern California Edison
800.684.8123 (turn on/off)
Moreno Valley Utilities
877.811.8700
Natural Gas
The Gas Company
800.427.2200
Trash Service
Waste Management of Inland Valley
800.423.9986



Source: Moreno Valley Public Information Service


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Comments

Just a touch of history for Moreno Valley. In the 1950's parts of Moreno Valley were home to the Riverdise International Raceway. The hill that holds the Lowes sign next to the 60 freeway used to hold the sign for the raceway I belive. I've also been told thee the last part of raceway has since been destroyed. It is now part of the park on Ecualyptus near the mall.

You are right. It was a great raceway.
not only was it a big oval and it had a large S turn. (kind of a oval and a road course all in one). But it also ran clockwise. Oppoisite of all other race tracks that got Counter-clockwise. It was a great track. It was there until the mid 80's. I saw greats like The "King" Richard Petty, Davy Allison, Carl Yarbouugh, a very young Dale Ernhart Sr. and all the others. It was great a shame that they decided to make room for retail centers. Which by the way took almost 20 years of vacant land to make it into a Lowes. Can you believe it..

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