Covina Real Estate

The southern California city of Covina, located in Los Angeles County just 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, has a unique slogan: “one mile square and all there.” Though Covina may be the smallest city, by area, in the country, this small area holds many beautiful homes, parks and activities. Once a popular place for citrus farming, residents used to claim that Covina was home to the best oranges in the world: Covina has not forgotten its citrus past and it’s seal is of an orange. Covina has made an appearance in numerous movies and television shows over the years: most notably, Covina was featured as the setting for the long-running comic strip “Harold Teen”. A downtown malt shop, The Sugar Bowl, was named after the comic.

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Medical professionals and educators have numerous job opportunities in Covina as the two top employers here are Covina Valley Unified School District, Charter Oak Unified School District and Citrus Valley Medical Center. MedLegal, Pall Medical and Magan Medical Clinic are also large employers. Being situated so close to Los Angeles commuting to the larger city and other towns in the area is easy as the Metrolink San Bernardino line runs through the city near the downtown.

Covina families are served by the Covina-Valley Unified School District. The district is home to four high schools, three middle schools and ten elementary schools. Covina High Schools places a strong emphasis upon academics, athletics and extracurricular enrichment for its students. South Hills High School, designed by architect Henry Gogerty, attracts students for its strong reputation in academics: it offers a comprehensive array of AP courses to its students. Some portions of Covina are also served by the Charter Oak Unified School District, which offers five elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools.

Covina has seven beautiful public parks for residents to enjoy. Heritage Plaza is home to a weekly farmers market and bandshell stage. Covina Park also has a bandshell as well as a hockey rink, jogging track, basketball courts and a beautiful aquatic center. Jalapa Park and Kahler Russell Park both have well-groomed nature trails for hikers and adventurers to explore. Both Savoy Field and Heyler Field offer softball programs for adults.

For locals who appreciate art, the historic Covina Center for the Performing Arts is the place to be. Originally built in 1920, the theater was renovated in 2004 and produces as much as six Actor’s Equity productions each year. Other special events occur at the theater throughout the year and local schools use it as an educational resource with free performances, internships and special backstage tours. Downtown Covina has many shops and restaurants for both locals and tourists to enjoy while home furnishings giant Ikea has a store in town.

Covina is home to numerous community festivals and gatherings that take place each year. Highlights include the much anticipated Covina Christmas Parade and the annual Charity Wine Walk. Music fans from all over gather each Fall in downtown Covina for the annual Thunderfest and Music Festival, which features classic cars, good music, a food truck food court and a beer garden.

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