Approximately 35 miles due east of Los Angeles, in San Bernardino County, you’ll find Ontario, California. The city had just under 170,000 residents in a 2014 estimate. There are several types of homes for sale in the area, including single-family dwellings, condominiums, townhouses and manufactured homes, the majority of which were built in 1995 or later and are in the 1,500-square-foot range. Some, of course, are smaller, and a few are as large as 4,000 square feet or more.
The city was named after Ontario, Canada, where its founders originated. Although Ontario, Chino, Upland and other communities in this part of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties used to be known for their agricultural assets, including extensive Orange groves, they are now mostly developed residential and commercial hubs. The airport LA/Ontario Airport is located right in the center of the city of Ontario, with residential neighborhoods surrounding it. Some of the communities that make up the city are Central Ontario, South Ontario, North Ontario, Archibald Ranch (south of the airport), Rosewood Court, College Park, El Morado Court, Armesly Square and Le Deney Drive (all in the northwest corner of town). New Model Colony, south of the airport, Park Place and Ontario Ranch are newer, master-planned developments with plenty of amenities. The city is about half owner-occupied.
The LA/Ontario Airport is not only a passenger airport; quite a bit of freight passes through the facility, as well. With all of these people and shipments of cargo passing through every day, the airport is the largest employer in the area, providing jobs for between 5,000 and 9,999 individuals. Safariland, a sporting equipment manufacturer, is the next largest employer, followed by the local Sam’s Club and Target distribution centers, with between 500 and 999 employees each. United Parcel Service (UPS) and Securitas, a Swedish security services company, are also primary sources of jobs in Ontario.