Known For: Rancho Cucamonga is a popular city with lots of commerce and activities that are taken in by people all over Southern California. The Victoria Gardens Mall, LoanMart Field, and John Rains’ House (Rains was one of the early settlers of the area and his home is now registered as a National Historic Place) are all major points of interest and entertainment for families all over the Southland. Rancho Cucamonga is also known widely for the grapes that are prevalent through the city’s decor and marketing.
Area: Rancho Cucamonga is in a prime location to reach both jobs and schools near or far. The city is only six to eight miles away from the Ontario International Airport, and is home to a Metrolink station (The Metrolink is a train that runs back and forth between Los Angeles and San Bernardino).
Rancho Cucamonga vast and diverse population is serviced K-8 by the Alta Loma Unified School District, Central School District, Cucamonga School District, and the Etiwanda School District. The 9-12 schools are run by the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. Rancho Cucamonga is home to sixteen Elementary Schools, five Junior High Schools, and four High Schools. It also houses various private, independent, and trade schools.
Rancho Cucamonga is centrally located East of Pasadena City College, Citrus Community College, and Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) , and is the home city to popular Chaffey College. Rancho Cucamonga is also home to Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a school focused on automotive technical careers. All schools are easily accessible by car, bus, or Metrolink allowing every member of the community to grow and prosper.
Rancho Cucamonga is also gifted with easy access to two major freeways: Interstate 15 and and Interstate 210, making Rancho Cucamonga a great suburb for citizens that commute to one of Southern California’s major cities. With multiple entrances and exits onto both Interstates, Rancho Cucamonga is well equipped to deal with the needs of commuters.
Recreation: Rancho Cucamonga is the long time home of one of Southern California’s many minor league baseball teams, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Single A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) who play at LoanMart Field (formerly known as The Epicenter). The stadium is surrounded by recreational baseball and softball fields that are used by the public in both leagues and for fun. The Victoria Gardens outdoor mall is a popular destination for people all over Southern California. It boasts over 150 stores, including diverse shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters. The gorgeous outdoor facility also contains a Cultural Center and a Library. Rancho Cucamonga is also home to the nationally preserved home of John Rains. Rains was one of the early settlers of the Inland Empire region, who purchased and settled the land we now know as Rancho Cucamonga. His house is a landmark and has been preserved and kept in the same matter it would have been in the 1890s. The city is also a short drive away from all of the amenities found in Ontario, Claremont, and Upland.
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