With its breathtaking mountain views, clean air and four-seasons climate, Cherry Valley provides a slower-paced lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty for its nearly 6,000 residents. Cherry Valley is known for its distinctive rural community character and one acre minimum parcel size policy that has been in effect for many years.
History from the 1820's
Cherry Valley is the oldest settlement in the San Gorgonio pass area dating back to the early 1820's when Spanish explorer's discovered the region. In 1823 friars from the San Gabriel Mission established a Mission in an adobe building located where the Cherry Valley Fire Station 22 is today. In 1868 a United Post office was established at a local winery. Nearby Highland Springs Resort was first established in 1884. When the stagecoach and railroads and eventually the freeways came through the pass area as a major east-west route they would all be located south of Cherry Valley keeping Cherry Valley rural and beautiful. During WWII Cherry Valley, which is part of unincorporated Riverside County, became famous and derived its name because of the U-pick your own cherries concept which was brought about by the shortage of help during the war.
Recreation All Around
Portions of the San Bernardino National Forest are only moments from Cherry Valley, providing convenient hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Also within easy reach are Southern California's popular mountain resorts of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, and the inviting Oak Glen Apple Country. Outstanding golf courses are located at Oak Valley and Tukwet Canyon, a short drive away. Close by, the entire family can enjoy 414-acre Bogart County Park, which offers reservable areas for individual and group camping, equestrian camping and group picnics. Also, not far is San Timiteo Canyon State Park and Wildwood Canyon Park, and the magical preserves of the Wildlands Conservancy.
Culture and Shopping
The annual Cherry Festival is a three-day event held in early June each year. Celebrating the area's cherry harvest, the festival includes a parade, pancake breakfast, live entertainment and carnival rides. Cherry Valley is home to the Edward-Dean Museum, which features an impressive collection of European and Asian fine arts from the late 16th to early 19th centuries. The museum hosts concerts and other cultural programs throughout the year. Nearby to the west is Palm Springs and other Desert resorts that offer a variety of shops, clubs and entertainment venues. Even closer is the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Cabazon Outlets and Morongo Casino Resort. Close by to the east is the heritage-rich city of Redlands.
Highly Regarded Schools
Cherry Valley Estates will be served by the excellent schools of the Beaumont Unified School District, with academic test scores among the highest in Riverside County. Additionally, Beaumont High School students exceeded state averages in both mathematics and English/language arts in the California High School Exit Exam. Nearby opportunities for higher education are many, including Loma Linda University, the University of Redlands, California Baptist University, UC Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside Community College and more.