It may not boast homes as expensive or expansive as other zip codes in Southern California, but that’s part of what residents of Chino find appealing-you get more for your money in this middle-class community located just 30 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. From 2-bedroom condos with locations central to I60 and I71 to bright and airy single-family dwellings on the outskirts of town, homes for sale in Chino typically cost about 10 percent less than similar SoCal properties.
Chino is comprised of a wide variety of neighborhoods. The homes in the suburbs to the south tend to be newer but filled with similar architecture, while more established neighborhoods in the north have more character. College Park has enjoyed a lot of new development with large homes and plenty of public parks. There are a number of new subdivisions in The Preserve as well. This neighborhood offers a more rural feel as its location is more remote and borders dairy farms in neighboring Eastvale. The area surrounding Chino Avenue and San Antonio Avenue is a popular place to live because of its walkability. Most neighborhoods require the use of a car to get around. Inter-city travel can also be accomplished by riding the train.
Upwards of 80,000 people call Chino home. There are plenty of employment opportunities located within the 30 square-mile city, including Chino Valley Medical Center, Farmers Insurance Group and California Institution for Men and California Institution for Women. Don’t let the social stigma of these two state prisons scare you away from purchasing a property in Chino, though. The city earned a place on the "100 Best Communities for Youth" twice in recent years. Many young families make their home here and reap the benefits of public and private schools alike. Graduation rates are high and poverty levels are low. The city also boasts a crime rate 7 percent less than the national average. From Phillips Boulevard to Hellman Avenue, homeowners enjoy comfort and security throughout the city. On Saturdays, residents from each of the 15 neighborhoods stroll the streets of the farmers’ market or take part in garden workshops offered throughout the year, which is fitting since the city’s motto is "Everything Grows Here." That motto is a nod to the city’s agricultural roots, but also to the future of the city-growing families, expanding businesses and new housing developments.