Known For: West Covina is a quaint and quiet metropolis almost half way between Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Perhaps most visited for its popular shopping destinations like West Covina Plaza, Eastland, and Ikea, West Covina is also made up of quiet American neighborhoods, with houses dating as far back as the 1930’s, and as recent as today. The city (along with the city of Covina) boast a classic Americana feel, as well as having new and hip locations to serve its growing younger population.
Area: West Covina is in a prime location to reach both jobs and schools near or far. The city is only fifteen to twenty miles away from the Ontario International Airport, less than an hour to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is home to both a Metrolink station (The Metrolink is a train that runs back and forth between Los Angeles and San Bernardino) and the Foothill Transit bus system.
West Covina has a highly regarded public school district (West Covina Unified School District) that houses eight elementary schools (California, Cameron, Merced, Merlinda, Monte Vista, Orangewood, Vine, Wescove), three Junior High Schools (Edgewood, Hollencrest, Walnut Grove) and three High Schools (Coronado, Edgewood, West Covina). All schools offer a plethora of extracurricular activities that range from sports to academics, as well as summer school programs.
West Covina is centrally located near Pasadena City College, Citrus Community College, and Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC). All schools are easily accessible by car, bus, or Metrolink allowing every member of the community to grow and prosper.
West Covina is also gifted with easy access to two major freeways: Interstate 10 and and Interstate 60, making West Covina a great suburb for citizens that commute to one of Southern California’s major cities. With multiple entrances and exits onto both Interstates, West Covina is well equipped to deal with the needs of commuters.
Recreation: West Covina offers a very diverse selection of entertainment options. The most unique of those options is perhaps the Big League Dreams facility. Big League Dreams is a sports facility that houses softball fields that are made to replicate major league baseball stadiums, as well as indoor soccer fields. They run leagues for both kids and adults, and provide a great experience for both players and spectators. The West Covina Plaza is large shopping mall, surrounded by more shopping opportunities, making it a destination for shoppers far and wide. The Eastland Center is a classic part of the city that offers citizens a bevy of shops and restaurants in an outdoor atmosphere. West Covina is also home to the Inland Empire’s only Ikea furniture store, bringing people from all over the Inland Empire area to West Covina. There are also numerous restaurants, movie theaters, and local stores that make West Covina friendly and fun.
Newport Beach: 44 miles; 44 minutes
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Big Bear: 85 miles; 1 hour, 41 minutes
Disneyland: 30 miles; 34 minutes
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