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Old 06-05-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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I got a friend moving out to an area called Riverside. He said it's in Anaheim but I can't find any area like that in google maps. All I see is the city called Riverside CA that is very close to Anaheim/Orange County.

Is there an actual neighborhood called Riverside in Anaheim/Orange Ct area? I thought he said it was close to the ball park and Disney Land.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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They are in different counties and unrelated. They do not border each other.
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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They are in different counties and unrelated. They do not border each other.

So you're not aware of any actual neighborhood called "Riverside" in OC?
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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So you're not aware of any actual neighborhood called "Riverside" in OC?
There are several streets named Riverside in various cities in OC and the 91 freeway is called the "Riverside Freeway" but there is no neighborhood named Riverside.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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One stretch of the Santa Ana River goes through Anaheim. I've never heard an Anaheimer call that area, or any other part of town, Riverside.
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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Coincidentally, the name Anaheim means "home by the river" in German
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I got a friend moving out to an area called Riverside. He said it's in Anaheim but I can't find any area like that in google maps. All I see is the city called Riverside CA that is very close to Anaheim/Orange County.

Is there an actual neighborhood called Riverside in Anaheim/Orange Ct area? I thought he said it was close to the ball park and Disney Land.
Your friend may be thinking of the Riverdale neighborhood; it's adjacent to the Anaheim Hills Subdivision in the 92807 zip code. It's called that because it is very close to the Santa Ana River and there is a street that runs parallel to the river -- called Riverdale Ave.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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the name Anaheim means "home by the river" in German
Yep. The Germans who settled Anaheim in the 1850's chose the location because of the river. They built canals from the river to irrigate their vineyards.

After devastating floods in 1934 and 1938 the Prado Dam was built as a WPA project and parts of the river were re-routed by building the concrete channels seen today. The river used to run closer to the downtown area which was hit hard by the '38 flood.


(There is also a faction that believes there may have been an "Anna" among the early settlers for whom the town was named. Personally, I like the "Home by the Santa Ana River" explanation.)

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Old 06-07-2015, 04:29 PM
 
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Your friend may be thinking of the Riverdale neighborhood; it's adjacent to the Anaheim Hills Subdivision in the 92807 zip code. It's called that because it is very close to the Santa Ana River and there is a street that runs parallel to the river -- called Riverdale Ave.
Thanks. Do you happen to know if this is a nice neighborhood? I know that question might be a little stupid if most of the that general area is nice.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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OP, why not ask your friend where they're actually moving?
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