Riverside County

Horse Town USA

Sample Homes in NORCO

Welcome to Norco. Norco (i.e., North Corona, in Riverside County,  off of Hwy 15, Southern California) is an oasis of the Old West and said to be one of the fast moving societies of Southern California. Norco is a welcome step back to the roots of the Old West. While Norco is moving forward to embrace technology and business, Norco preserves the traditions of our past.
Development is coming and nearby new home prices are hovering around $850,000 and up and most re-sales on horse properties are in the $350,000 to $699,000 range, many ranging from only 1/4 to 1 acres in size; homes in the $350,000 range are on .26 lots.  In the path of growth, a denser population is forcing residents to look at what they are going to do with all that manure. There are about 28,000 residents and about 20,000 horses with a 1,000 pound horse produces about 50 pounds of manure a day. Currently, residents throw much of it into big black recycling bins but are planning a workshop January 2007 to discuss the issue of possibly converting the waste into electricity to help run the city.

Hidden Valley Preserve is where many Norco residents enjoy riding with 1500 acres and 25miles of trails. Mansions have been going up on the hills nearby, and some Norco residents fear that people who want country living but who may not like horses are going to move in, subdivide their lots and pave over the trails and grass. To try to head them off at the pass, Norco adopted a requirement earlier in 2006 that all new commercial development have a Western theme, which according to a manual issued by the city, can include the use of railroad ties, shutters and wooden walkways, all painted in earth tones.

In this horsy town, drivers face $135 ticket for blocking any of the city's 120 miles of trails. A few feet above a pedestrian crosswalk button is another button for those on horseback. Even those who don't own horses are expected to support the lifestyle. City Council members recently discussed including a horse manure rake as part of the welcome wagon gift for new residents.

Boarding fees in Norco (for those who don't want to keep their horses at home) run about $200-$250 a month for a 24 by 40 paddock with shelter with feeding two times a day and access to a very large arena, where you can setup jumps. Stall rent in the Barn averages about $300 a month. Local planners are including horse arenas in new neighborhood parks, and now every home development must reserve some land for animal keeping--even if the residents don't have horses. Over the past few years, the city has barred residents from subdividing their property and paving over trails and corrals by installing swimming pools, fire pits, or extended driveways. Every home development must now reserve some land for animal keeping, even if the homeowners do not have horses.

Riverside County was the nation's second-fastest growing county in 2005. Its population has tripled since 1980 to more than 1.9 million, it is projected to reach 2.7 million by 2020. That troubles some residents, who have seen what happens elsewhere in Southern California when ranches and fields get supplanted by new houses and office parks. Fear not, there is a very large, active group of horse folks in NORCO, "keeping them honest and true" to the spirit of the horse who was there first.

Sample Homes in the Greater Norco Area
Spring 2008 - Many Prices are lower

This one-story ranch-style home is a 3 bd-2ba home with horse stalls, with a smaller lot in Norco, Riverside County. Approximately $449,000. Asking $599,900. A 3 bdr. home in equestrian neighborhood nearby is on one-half acre. Short walk to community arena at Laramore Park equestrian center, RV & horse trailer access, covered stalls and turnout area. One acre, 4bdr, 2100 sf appx. home, open floor plan, fireplace,  3-car attached garage. Trail in front of home links to Norco's extensive trail system. Asking $699,900
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Asking $395,000 Custom Tri Level House, Already Set Up For Horses. In Norco Horse Country. Across From Ingalls Park, Ride To Park And Trails. 2 Horse Pen, 2 Stall Barn, And Large Lighted Arena. New Carpet, Tile And Less Than 2 Year New A/C And Heater. Perfect Horse Property Priced Below Market, Sellers Motivated. Will Pay Closing Cost With Full Price Offer. Norco, CA 92860 Asking $425,000. Good starter home AND horse property too! Cute 2 beds 1 ba with 1,100 sq.ft. home features hard wood flooring in the living room, hall and 2 bedrooms. There is a bonus room with newer carpet that could be used as a 3rd bedroom. Kit and Dining are perfect, with plenty of room, and a laundry room attached. There is plenty of access to the backyard. Lot 9,148 sq.ft. Asking $475,000 -Horse Property- Super-sized Lot Of Approx. 14,000 Sq.Ft.. (.52 Ac) Central A/C & Heating, New Carpet & Paint, New Tile Flooring, Large Living-room W/River Rock, Fireplace, 3 bedroom and 2 bath, with 1,531 sq. ft. Also, 2 Car Attached Garage, Pipe Corrals W/Automatic Water, Large Training Arena, Hay Barn, Tack Room AND More!!!
Asking $549,000. A 4 bedr-2 bath, 1,628 sq. ft. (.59 ac) Thomas Enterprises built this very fnice cul-de-sac of eight homes in 1997; this horse property has over a 25,000 sq.ft. lot of Horse Property. Has a east/North view of the mountains. Horse Shed. Horse Stall, Feced for chickens, dog run. Also has a Garden. Pool, RV Room. the fourth bedroom is being used as a office. Asking 749,900.  This 4 bed-2.5 bath (2 pictures above)  with .47 acres and 2,480 sq.ft. Rich, inviting SW decor, all Saltillo tile, 10 ft ceilings, Built 2004. 2 fireplaces, ceiling fans, crown moulding, recessed lighting  Spacious Rooms.  SS appl., center island, custom tile counters, walk-in pantry. 4th BR is home office with Fr door entry from charming country porch. Horse area features 3 12x24, tack shed, hitching post wash rack, plugs, lights, faucets and waterers. French Doors, Family Kitchen, Living Rm, Ceiling Fan, Central Air, Home Warranty Plan, Ceramic Tile, Custom Window Covering, Den/Ofc, Family Rm, Individual Laundry Rm, TV Satellite Dish Courtesy of Dave Blakeslay, Coldwell Banker

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