Rancho Cucamonga, California, is located in San Bernardino County. It is located about 39 miles east of Los Angeles and has a population of approximately 127,000. It is considered a desirable location and in 2006 was voted by Money magazine as the 42nd best place to live in the United States.
Rancho Cucamonga covers an area of 39.9 square miles. It lies at the conjunction of the Mojave trail, the Old Spanish Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, historic US Route 66 and El Camino Real. The town takes its name from the Tongva Native American language and means "sandy place" or "village where the waters come out". This refers to the area's fertile soil and the seasonal flooding that occurs due to the community's proximity to the mountains.
Rancho Cucamonga Homes for Sale and Real Estate
Rancho Cucamonga is located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains near the beginning of the San Bernardino National Forest. It is one of the most affluent communities in the Inland Empire. Most of the neighborhoods here are quiet, suburban style gated communities or housing tracts. Property styles found in Rancho Cucamonga include single family detached homes in contemporary styles and condos.
The Etiwanda neighborhood stands out in Rancho Cucamonga for its unique style. It was the first planned community by the Chaffey brothers, who later founded the towns of Ontario and Upland. It is a master planned community with beautiful landscaping and efficient irrigation.
Rancho Cucamonga Neighborhoods
Rancho Cucamonga is divided into many smaller neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic style. The neighborhoods can be defined as:
Rancho Cucamonga Economy and Employment Opportunities
Much like its neighbors Ontario and Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga is a major center of Southern California's warehousing and manufacturing industries. Due to the large tracts of land available from former agricultural operations, the city is able to accommodate large distribution centers and manufacturing companies.
The top employers in Rancho Cucamonga are:
Rancho Cucamonga was not originally planned with a traditional downtown. Instead, the city has developed an area called the Victoria Gardens Lifestyle Center that features retail and commercial destinations. It is laid out like several city blocks of storefronts and has a town square. In addition, it contains several historic buildings from when the town was first settled.
Rancho Cucamonga boasts over 20 parks and recreational community facilities. Other attractions found in the city include:
Rancho Cucamonga is served by several major highways and freeways including I-15, I-210, and historic US Route 66. Public transportation services are provided by Omnitrans bus service and Metrolink train service. The nearest airport isLA/Ontario International Airport.
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Rancho Cucamonga Weather
The average high temperature in July is 95
degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 45.3 degrees.
The average rainfall is approximately 14.77 inches
per year, with inches of snow per year.
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