Moreno Valley California
About Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley is a city located in Riverside County, California. It is 51.5 square miles with the elevation at 1,650 ft. Moreno Valley's motto is people, pride, and progress. Some of the Valley's first settlers were Native Americans of the Shoshone tribe. Primitive rock paintings and artifacts are still found around the Valley today. Some of the valleys first explorers where from Spain, coming north from Mexico. From the Valley they created trails and numerous routes to northern California. When California became a State in 1850, Americans began to move into the area. The Valley received its current name in 1899 because Moreno is Spanish for dark. Moreno Valley, CA has experienced several population growths first from 1980 to 1984 the population grew from 18,871 to 49,702. Then again, from 1990-1992 with a population growth of over 118,000 people making Moreno Valley the second largest city in Riverside County. After that Moreno Valley experienced economic deterioration due to the State wide economic downturn. Many people left the city. The economic downturn began to reverse in recent years.
Moreno Valley, CA has very hot dry summers with temperatures in the mid-90s, although most days reach well over 100 degrees. These hot spells will typically last a few days and then begin to cool down. Winters are mild averaging in the low to mid 60s. December is usually the coldest month. Moreno Valley precipitation averages about 10 inches annually. The spring and fall months are the most pleasant with the highs in the 70s and 80s. In this climate, you can garden year round and not have to worry about freezing crops. Although there are some exceptions. Moreno Valley has over 32 parks, 6,000 acres of open space. It also has a system of walking, cycling, and horse riding trails. Moreno Valley also has three beautiful golf courses that are ranked among the 75 top courses in the US. All of these attractions and sights may be found using the Moreno Valley, CA yellow pages. For hotels, restaurants, and other fine businesses, you should use the Moreno Valley, CA business directory.
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