Who doesn’t like to go for a walk along the American
River after a hard day’s work? This neighborhood offers a short distance from
the South side of the American River. Talk to friendly neighbors while admiring
the coyote that just dashed by. Watch the ebbs and flows of the river and be
amazed at the wildlife; hawks, jack rabbits, magpies, water fowl, turtles and
did I mention the seal? Yes, all the neighbors talk about the elusive seal that
can be seen from time to time. Nothing is better than being one with nature and
this neighborhood offers the opportunity to be one with nature!
HISTORY OF THE
Butterfield Riviera East was developed by M.J. Brock and
Sons. They set up offices on Linda Rio Drive, later converting them to homes. The
homes were built from the mid 60’s out to the later 70’s. M.J. Brock and Sons
purchased a large Black Walnut Orchard from the Oki Family in 1974 and some of
the Black Walnut trees are still present throughout the neighborhood. Large
lots along the American River were sold for custom-made homes and there are
several semi-custom homes throughout the neighborhood.
House sizes vary from 1,130 to 5,000 square feet. The
average lot size is 0.17 acres and ranges from 0.11 to 0.60 acres. The
neighborhood is mostly made up of between 5 – 6 different floor plans. Smaller
ranch-style homes with exterior brick & stucco facades dot the neighborhood
as well as two story larger homes. Features include vaulted ceilings,
symmetrical pitched roofs, large windows and entry-way court yards. Most of the
homes have attached two-car garages and 3-4 bedrooms with two baths.
The population of Butterfield Rivera East Neighborhood is
approximately 3,400 residents. The average age is 47 years old and homeownership
rate is 69%.
The main park is Rivera East and is perfect for socializing
with neighbors. It’s also a perfect park to socialize your pets. The park
offers two large play sets, two tennis courts, horseshoe pits and is
approximately five acres. Butterfield
Rivera East is very convenient to groceries, gas, coffee shops, cleaners and
gyms. Some daily errands require a car and most major services are within 1
mile. The main shopping plaza is The Eclectic Shopping plaza with a wide
variety of restaurants, offering Traditional, Mediterranean, and Thai menus.
The assigned schools are rated as average by SchoolDigger.com.
The Elementary Public School is O.W. Erlewine from K - 6 grades with 355
students. The Middle School is Albert Einstein from 7 - 8 grade with 720
students. And, the assigned High School is Rosemont from 9 – 12 grades with
1,376 students. There are also 32 private schools and 7 charter schools within