Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Rancho Cucamonga

Area History

 

Though it might sound like the name a child would give to a fictitious city, or a far-flung destination used in the same breath as Timbuktu or Bora Bora, the city of Rancho Cucamonga is very much a real and thriving city. Located near the foothills of the stunning San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest, the city that sounds like it should be in the middle of nowhere is less than 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

 

Originally inhabited by Native Americans best guessed to be affiliated with the Gabrielino Tribe, modern-day Rancho Cucamonga was a populated village as early as 1200 A.D. But in time, the land became prime real estate, and Captain Gaspar de Portola seized control and incorporated it into the Mission System. The Spanish missions in California evangelized Native Americans and resulted in 21 faith-based outposts established over about 60 years. While the Mission System set-up the town’s first formal structure for cattle producing and proved the land could support civilization, it became vulnerable and subject to capture when Mexico won its independence in 1833. Within just a few years, a Mexican soldier and politician named Tiburcio Tapia received 13,000 acres of land around the area. Tapia built on the foundation set by earlier occupants with cattle raising, but also introduced a successful winery (parts of which are still in existence today).

 

The Americans would soon enter California, and it officially became a state in 1850. The arrival of the Pacific Electric Railway in 1913 aided tremendously with the transportation of crops, expanding what was already a burgeoning industry. Vineyards stayed a prominent driver for the local economy for the ensuing decades, along with other efforts of agriculture, particularly those involving olives, peaches and citrus.

 

The high cost of living in Los Angeles resulted in urban sprawl and rapid growth in areas like Alta Loma, Etiwanda, and Cucamonga. Leaders and visionaries hatched an idea to form a new city by incorporating those towns into one so that residents would have more of a say in the future of the place they called home. A proposal to incorporate the city of Rancho Cucamonga went before voters in November 1977 and passed with a 59 percent majority.

 

Since that time, Rancho Cucamonga has blossomed into one of the most populated cities in California.

 

Entertainment/things to do

 

Known as the “Gateway to a Southern California Adventure,” Rancho Cucamonga’s picturesque scenery and historical attractions are bound to delight those who love the outdoors. Hiking trails abound in Rancho Cucamonga, including the lengthy Pacific Electric Trail. This corridor is open to walkers, joggers and those on bikes or horses, and stretches 21 miles.

 

Another outdoor activity with spectacular views is the 3.4-mile trek known as the Etiwanda Falls Trail. This path is accessible year-round and provides views of one of the most stunning waterfalls you’ll ever see, along with native wildlife in the North Etiwanda Preserve.

 

If you’re looking for somewhere to get your kicks, well, you can guess where this is going. Did you know the world-famous Route 66 runs right through Rancho Cucamonga? Go for a drive and grab a slice of Americana as you cruise down one of the most well-known roads in American history. For a real treat, check out some of the historic hotels and restaurants that are still in existence on Route 66 that serve as a nod to periods past.   

 

One of the more popular places for a little retail therapy is Victoria Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga’s open-air mall with nearly 200 specialty stores. This hot spot also hosts events like farmers markets, holiday celebrations, kids’ activities and has restaurants galore. The many wineries in the area are some of the favorite destinations for locals and visitors alike. The Rancho Cucamonga town seal features a cluster of grapes, so it only makes sense that vino plays a starring role when it comes to a list of the area’s top attractions. The Joseph Filippi Winery has developed some of the state’s finest wines for more than 80 years. Visitors are welcome to tour the winery and taste private vintages.

 

Given the more than 300 days of sunshine that grace the area each year, sports are a hit with the locals. The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes—an affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers—play their home games in LoanMart Field—a stadium that has broken numerous minor league baseball attendance records. If you prefer golf to baseball, the area in and around Rancho Cucamonga has more than 30 public and private courses within 20 miles of the city. Nearby Fontana is the home of Auto Club Speedway, which plays host to NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 and other high-speed races.

 

The Rancho Cucamonga economy and what you need to know about moving there

Rancho Cucamonga has been the recipient of several awards lauding the town as a desirable place to live. Money magazine has named it to its “Best Place to Live” list, while Business Insider included the Haven View Estates neighborhood on a compilation of “The 27 Richest Neighborhoods in Southern California.”

 

City leaders promote a very pro-business culture that leads to competitive commercial and industrial rates for leases. In addition, Rancho Cucamonga’s residents comprise a skilled workforce, while the city hosts free events that cover topics like taxes for small businesses to help expand that knowledge.

 

Like other cities in the area, Rancho Cucamonga is a hotbed for logistics companies. Part of the allure of the area for logistics and distribution centers is the city’s proximity to major interstates and several international airports. Despite the presence of these companies, the top employers in the city are still within the health care or public sectors. Inland Empire Health Plan and the Etiwanda School District each have more than 2,000 local employees, while Chaffey Community College and Alta Loma School District also make significant contributions to the economy by employing large amounts of locals.

 

Ontario International Airport in neighboring Ontario transports millions of passengers each year to nearly 20 different domestic and international locales, including Dallas, Phoenix, New York, Houston and Taipei. Of course, you can find one of the busiest airports in the world, LAX, just up the freeway in Los Angeles. Reports have indicated that LAX serves as a hub for more passenger airlines than any other airport in the United States. LAX is also the only airport to serve as a hub for Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines.

 

The weather in Rancho Cucamonga is a “warm Mediterranean” classification with dry summer climates and the sunshine Southern Californians know and love.

 

Demographic Breakdown (source: City Data)

Estimated median household income in 2016: $81,286

Median resident age: 36 years

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $469,900

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,581

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Economic Data for Zip Code 91730

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 91730

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Population Data for Zip Code 91730

  • 66,925Population 66,925
  • 72,013Population 72,013
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Households

  • Total (2010 Census):22,438
  • Estimated (Present):24,516
  • Projected (2019):25,195
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 9.26%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 12.29%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 91730

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • BALDY VIEW ROP
  • BALDY VIEW ROP
  • 9th-12th
  • 8265 ASPEN AVE STE. 100
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 0

  • CUCAMONGA MIDDLE
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • 6th-8th
  • 7611 HELLMAN AVE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 885
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA MIDDLE
  • CUCAMONGA ELEMENTARY
  • 6th-8th
  • 10022 FERON BLVD
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 872
  • RUTH MUSSER MIDDLE
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • 5th-8th
  • 10789 TERRA VISTA PARKWAY
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 1,002

  • WEST END COMMUNITY DAY
  • SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
  • 3rd-12th
  • 8265 ASPEN AVE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 228

  • BEAR GULCH ELEMENTARY
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 8355 BEAR GULCH PLACEACE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 546
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 7955 ARCHIBALD AVE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 576
  • COYOTE CANYON ELEMENTARY
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • K-4th
  • 7889 ELM AVE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 740
  • CUCAMONGA ELEMENTARY
  • CUCAMONGA ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 8677 ARCHIBALD AVE
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 578
  • DOA MERCED ELEMENTARY
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 10333 PALO ALTO
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 569
  • LOS AMIGOS ELEMENTARY
  • CUCAMONGA ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 8496 NINTH ST
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 604
  • TERRA VISTA ELEMENTARY
  • ETIWANDA ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 7497 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 708
  • VALLE VISTA ELEMENTARY
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY
  • K-5th
  • 7727 VALLE VISTA DR
  • RANCHO CUCAMONGA
  • 494

Private Schools in Zip Code 91730

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • Children's Montessori School
  • PreK-12th
  • 8710-8736 Baker St.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 36
  • Harvard Place Private School
  • PreK-12th
  • 8968 Archibald Ave.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 161
  • Kinder Care Learning Center
  • PreK-12th
  • 10191 Foothill
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 17
  • Learning Tree Preschool And Kindergarten
  • PreK-12th
  • 9544 Foothill Blvd.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 30
  • Meritor Academy
  • PreK-12th
  • 10110 Church St.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 14
  • Montessori School House
  • PreK-12th
  • 8968 Archibald Ave.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 21
  • Pacific Coast Private School
  • PreK-12th
  • 9547 San Bernardino Rd.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 66
  • Pebbles Christian Preschool
  • PreK-12th
  • 7690 Archibald Ave.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 0
  • Renaissance Preschool
  • PreK-12th
  • 9575 San Bernardino Rd.
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 39
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Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
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