Located in central southern California, Rancho Cucamonga is home to around 175,000 people. Rancho Cucamonga is well known for its stellar schools, impressive weather, and economic prosperity. Rancho Cucamonga is a well-planned community, with defined areas for industry, recreation, shopping, and housing. These defined areas make the city easy to navigate, pleasantly walkable, and highly desirable to live and work in.
Rancho Cucamonga features many distinct neighborhood areas and communities within its nearly 40 square miles. Much of the architecture in Rancho Cucamonga is a testament to its various influences, as there are modern steel and cement homes, Victorian-influenced historic manses, and Spanish abodes dotted throughout the residential areas. There are also gated communities, housing developments, and apartment complexes located though the city. Rancho Cucamonga is a fairly young area, having been incorporated in 1977, so although some of the homes date from the late 1970s, there are also many homes that date from recent eras that contain more contemporary and modern design aesthetics. Many homes also have beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens that contain local plants and cacti as a testament to the warm and sunny climate that is plentiful in Rancho Cucamonga.
With its enviable weather of nearly 300 sunny days a year, tourism is a top industry in this southern California City. Local attractions and well-known restaurants cater to this tourism industry and help contribute to the low unemployment rate in the area. Because Rancho Cucamonga is close to airports and major transit routes, it is a popular destination for renowned companies, such as Big Lots, Coca-Cola, Frit-Lay, Macy’s, Mercury Insurance Company, and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, as well as corporations whose industries include light manufacturing, distribution, overseas trade, and retail. Education is also a top industry in the city, with Etiwanda, Alta Loma, and Central School District and Chaffey College among the top ten biggest employers in the city.