COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTResidential Neighborhoods
Yucaipa’s unique topography and creeks have created definite elevation changes (called benches) that provide a distinct character to Yucaipa. Northern Yucaipa is referred to as the North Bench. Wilson Creek separates Crafton Hills from the Central Core and Dunlap Acres. Wildwood Creek leads to the southeast, and its canyons and adjacent hills form Wildwood Canyon. The confluence of Wilson Creek and Wildwood Creek create the Live Oak Canyon area. Yucaipa’s topography frames the setting for the five larger residential areas of the community. Yucaipa’s residential areas include:
- North Bench. This district includes the Yucaipa Community Center and Regional Park, the smaller neighborhoods of Stanley Ranch and Rolling Hills, and areas north of Oak Glen Road.
- Central Yucaipa. This district includes most of the City’s commercial shopping centers, City Hall, and the smaller neighborhoods of Sun Park, the Uptown Business District, and surrounding properties.
- Wildwood Canyon. This district includes the neighborhoods Whisper Ranch, Hidden Meadows, and other properties on the southeastern portion of Yucaipa and its surrounding environment.
- Dunlap Acres. This district includes southwestern Yucaipa, including The Reserve, areas west of Oak Glen Road and south to the I-10, the larger Chapman Heights, and Crafton Hills College area.
- Freeway Corridor. This district will include a master planned neighborhood of 2,200 homes in the rolling hills south of I-10 and adjacent to planned regionally significant commercial uses.