OVERVIEW of the City
Cucamonga is one of Southern California’s most family
oriented, safe and prosperous communities. Throughout the
city’s thirty-four year history, community leaders have
consistently emphasized quality in their decisions affecting
housing, open space, education, recreation and economic
results of these efforts are visible. The city’s
neighborhoods have grown up through a series of planned unit
developments highlighted by large lot sizes, quality
construction, and ample open space. Rancho Cucamonga homes
sell for the highest prices among major inland cities
despite Southern California’s recent housing difficulties.
The city’s government, retail, office and manufacturing
centers have evolved in a similar fashion, giving the
community a universally prosperous and well-organized look
and urban ambience.
Cucamonga’s location is one of its principal advantages.
Companies and residents can directly access major ground
transportation routes in and out of Southern California: the
I-10 and the I-15 freeways as well as the newly expanded
I-210 freeway. The LA/Ontario International Airport is also
just minutes from Rancho Cucamonga. Firms are moving to this
area due to the city’s modern facilities, competitive costs
and strong logistical infrastructure. In addition, companies
can hire an increasing number of sophisticated workers that
are migrating to the city’s growing base of upscale homes.
Rancho Cucamonga has been fortunate in seeing its retail
trade per capita rise 31.7% from 2000-2010. This result came
about as the 1.3-million-square-foot Victoria Gardens
Regional Town Center opened, giving Rancho Cucamonga a
downtown environment with the best in new urbanism design.
The project incorporates retail, office, civic and cultural
uses, and is home to sought-after tenants such as
Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Bass Pro Shops, Pottery
Barn, The Apple Store and Williams-Sonoma that previously
only served their inland clients from outlets in Southern
California’s coastal counties.
Cucamonga’s prosperity is measured by a median income of
$76,640, well above the Southern California average of
$57,267. Nearly all of the city’s households have computers
with internet access. The city’s school children are
succeeding with elementary, middle and high school Academic
Performance Index scores far above state averages, and high
school students are passing the Exit Examinations at rates
that lead all of San Bernardino County’s major districts and
far above county and state averages. The city’s emphasis on
serving its families can be seen in its extensive system of
neighborhood parks and numerous outdoor amenities such as
lighted sports fields and children’s play areas. Other
community venues include a specially designed adult sports
complex; community center; cultural center; two libraries
and over 150 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
Rancho Cucamonga enjoys steady, balanced growth, a solid
economic base, and
an exciting future as it embarks on its 35th year of