Moreno Valley is a city located in Riverside County, California. A major component of the Riverside Metropolitan Area, and neighboring the city of Riverside directly, Moreno Valley is currently home to over 193,000 residents. Moreno Valley began as nothing more than a minor agricultural settlement until the turn of the 20th century, when the U.S. Army got interested in the area.
The Army Air Service, the predecessors to today’s Air Force, built March Field on the outskirts of Moreno Valley in 1918, and played a crucial role in World War II as a training area for new pilots and army air servicemen. A racetrack was built in the area, attracting more businesses during the 1960’s and 1970’s, and the population of Moreno Valley began to explode starting in the 1980’s.
Unparalleled growth continued until the turn of the 21st century, and while it has slowed Moreno Valley is still rapidly expanding.
Basic Facts About Moreno Valley
- Current population: 193,000
- Current mayor: Jesse Molina
- Total area: 51.5 sq mi
- Located in: Riverside County
- Founded in: 1984 (incorporated)
- Area codes: 909, 951
Basic Auto Transport Tips to and From Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley is a prominent city in the Inland Empire region of California, and is actually a rather popular auto transport location for customers. It doesn’t have the major traffic problems Riverside does, which helps aid carriers going in and out of the city, and with people moving to and from the area there’s more incentive for auto shippers to actually go to and from Moreno Valley in the first place.
However, the Inland Empire is rather isolated, and Moreno Valley only has one major interstate, I-215, running through it. I-215 is actually an auxiliary interstate of I-15, which is useful for some shippers but not a whole lot run routes along it because it’s mostly going through desert terrain that is nigh-uninhabited. There is also a state highway, Highway 60, that runs east-west through Moreno Valley. Luckily, this connects to Interstate 10, one of the main east-west interstates in the U.S., which helps the cause.
It also helps that Highway 60 actually links I-215 and I-10 together, and I-215 eventually links up with I-15 – which in turn links to a plethora of other major interstates both north and south of Moreno Valley. This ease-of-access can lead to lower prices and faster pickup times, but that depends highly on where the carriers currently are and where they plan on going; altering established routes is not always in a carrier’s best interest, after all. Talk to your auto transport representative for more information on transporting vehicles to Moreno Valley and the conditions that you will be facing for your own shipment.
Helpful Links About Moreno Valley
- City of Moreno Valley Official Website: http://www.moval.org/
- Moreno Valley on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moreno_Valley,_California
- The Official Guide to Moreno Valley: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/
- Moreno Valley on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Moreno-Valley-California.html
Moreno Valley Zip Codes Include:
92551, 92552, 92553, 92554, 92555, 92556, 92557,