Rancho Cucamonga Homes for Sale

Ranked, in 2006, by CNN Money as the 42nd best place to live in the nation, the San Bernardino County city of Rancho Cucamonga is a beautiful southern California city. Though many residents work in Los Angeles, just 40 miles to Rancho Cucamonga’s east, the city was incorporated in 1977 as more and more families came here to escape the high price of Los Angeles living. Rancho Cucamonga merged from the communities of Alta Loma, Etiwanda and Cucamonga and is today a cohesive community that values education, recreation and family.

Rancho Cucamonga Homes for Sale

Educators are in the right place if they are looking to work in the city where they live: Chaffey College employs over a thousand educators, support staff and professionals in the city while the large Etiwanda School District employs over 1,300 workers. Scientists can find work with Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, which employs a team of close to 1,000. Nearby, the city of San Bernardino has a host of employers from California State University to the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage company.

The families of Rancho Cucamonga are served by several school districts (Alta Loma School District, Central School District, Cucamonga School District, Etiwanda School District, and Chaffey Joint Union High School District). With all of the options for young learners in Rancho Cucamonga, the needs of every student can be easily met. Schools range from award-winning high schools, strong athletic programs and excellent academics to innovative alternative and continuation programs. Los Osos High School earned the prestigious Silver Medal award from US News & World Report in 2008 and in that same year, graduated three National Merit scholars. Learners beyond the secondary level can attend classes at Chaffey College, a public community college, or at one the satellite campuses for University of La Verne, University of Redlands, Everest College or the Universal Technical Institute.

The city of Rancho Cucamonga has many inviting parks for its lucky residents: over 20 parks offer something for every resident (even the dogs). The Heritage Community Park and Equestrian Center has trails, arenas and playgrounds while Milliken Park has both a sand and grass volleyball court in addition to sports fields and a running track. The Spruce Ave Park is a favorite among skateboarders as it offers a beautiful 9,000 square feet skate park in addition to a baseball field and basketball courts.

Shopping is both relaxing and convenient in Rancho Cucamonga thanks to the Victoria Gardens and Foothills Crossing shopping center and downtown area. Here, high-end shops, restaurants and offices all meet in this town center that is also home to the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, which features a large 570 seat theater and the city library. For shoppers who desire more rugged terrain, the 180,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Store is unique in that it has everything from an Islamorada Fish Company restaurant to a NASCAR racing simulator. For fans of live music, the world class musicians that come to Los Angeles is always less than an hour’s drive away. Gearheads and NASCAR fans, take notice: just five minutes from Rancho Cucamonga is the Auto Club Speedway where you can attend one of many races or events held there throughout the year. For local theater, try the Lewis Family Playhouse which hosts everything from plays to live music and comedy shows.

Residents have their pick of special events throughout the year. August’s annual Grape Harvest Festival celebrates all things great about the grape, from wine-making demonstrations to the more hands-on “grape stomps”. Free music is presented every summer through the Concerts in the Park series, held at the Red Hill Park Ampitheater. Every spring, the Cucamonga Challenge is a welcome activity for bicyclists, runners and walkers. The city, in conjuction with the Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail, hosts a 29 mile bike ride and 5/10k run and walk along the Pacific Electric Trail.

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