Highgrove Blossom

Highgrove, Riverside County, CA

Highgrove Blossom is located in the unincorporated community of Highgrove in Riverside County. The site is bordered by the City of Riverside and the City of Grand Terrace and is situated between the recently opened Highgrove County Library and Highgrove Elementary School. The Highgrove Community Center and Park and the county Fire Station are one block east of the property. Workforce Homebuilders joint-ventured this affordable community with Jamboree Housing Corporation and social services are coordinated by Jamboree’s social service affiliate, Housing with HEART.

The apartment community features 60 two-bedroom and 28 three-bedroom apartments for 88 families who earn between 30% and 60% of the area median income (AMI) and a two-bedroom unit for the on-site property manager.

“There is significant demand in Riverside County for workforce housing and I was committed to work with my fellow supervisors to overcome any barriers to development and establish necessary coalitions to see this important project through to completion.”2nd District Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione

An example of smart growth, the workforce housing community provides important amenities to enhance the quality of life for residents. The overall community plan includes numerous open spaces and amenities such as a 2,690-square foot community building, three laundry care centers, controlled access gates, pool and spa, computer lab with Wi-Fi, and an onsite community manager and leasing office. Each apartment building offers attached garage parking for residents in addition to another 156 on-grade and carport parking spaces for residents and visitors.

“The completion of Highgrove Blossom emphasizes the importance of persistence and political will when local governments decide to build workforce housing for their residents.”5th District Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley

The property’s strategic location links quality housing with valuable community and family resources. The bus stop for a major bus route is located at the Highgrove Blossom entrance, and the property is within three miles of John W. North High School and University Heights Middle School. Plus, residents can request transfers to the new Grand Terrace High School one-half mile away. The new community is also close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants and job opportunities, five miles from Loma Linda University Medical Center, and six miles from Loma Linda VA Hospital. The University of California Riverside and Riverside Community College are four miles and five miles respectively from the property.

“As chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy, I fully understand and appreciate the importance of housing and I am a big proponent of public/private partnerships as powerful vehicles to fund and develop workforce housing such as Highgrove Blossom. A diversity of quality housing at various price levels is key to Riverside County’s and our state’s continuing economic growth.”61st District State Assembly member Jose Medina

Funding for the nearly $21 million development includes financing from the County of Riverside Housing Authority with $7.4 million plus donation of the land; a $7.6 million construction loan from U.S. Bank; a $350,000 AHP loan from Federal Home Loan Bank; RBC Capital Markets-Tax Credit Equity Group provided funding via a $9.9 million Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity investment; and a private trust loaned $2.4 million for construction and permanent financing.

“From my viewpoint, this was a true collaboration that not only won these tax credits after stiff competition, but demonstrated how the public and private sectors can work together to achieve important economic and social objectives such as providing affordable housing for growing families. My hat is off to everyone involved in this development.”41st District Congressman Mark Takano

A Tour of Highgrove Blossom


Highgrove Blossom Grand Opening


Quick Facts

  • New construction (Family)
  • Large 2-3 bedroom units
  • 550 West Center Street, Riverside
  • Leasing Office (951) 328-7968
  • 89 units
  • 30% to 60% of AMI