Community of Chino Information

Chino is more vibrant than ever!  There is always something exciting to do or see.  Whether it is taking in a show, enjoying an outdoor festival, attending a community class, or simply hanging out and enjoying Chino’s unique culture. It is the people that make Chino special.  This is a place to work, live and play.  The City of Chino received the "Amercia's Promise Alliance "100 Best Communities for Young People" award in 2008.  The Chino Youth Museum was voted "Best Little Kids Museum in the Greater Los Angeles Area" by Parents Connect & Nickelodeon.

Originally part of the Spanish land grant forming Rancho Santa Ana del Chino, the city was incorporated in 1910.  The Chino Valley was the number one dairy area in the United States.  The area also specialized in orchard and row crops, thus the city motto "Where everything grows". 

Today commercial and industrial growth has been significant.  New homes are "sprouting" up in the area once known as the dairy preserve.   

Balanced growth, while maintaining the cultural heritage and hometown atmosphere make Chino a great place to call home.                                 

“Houses can form a neighborhood but only people can make it a community."

Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate.

Understanding local conditions in Chino is important when it comes to buying and selling real estate.

Commercial and industrial growth has been successful in Chino due to modern facilities, reasonable lease rates, competitive labor costs and easy access to the 60, 71 and 91 freeways.  The city is close to the Ontario International Airport, several cross-dock trucking hubs and the BNSF intermodal rail yard. 

Chino will continue to grow with the development of the agricultural preserve. The City of Chino looks forward to a bright and exciting future!



Community of Chino Hills Information

Chino Hills was incorporated as a city in 1991.  Chino Hills is well known for its' high quality of life and beautiful rural atmosphere.  Although Chino Hills is a newer city, it was ranked #68 by Money Magazine, in 2005, as one of the "100 Best Places to Live in the United States". 

The community, with its' growing population of 78,971, boasts 3,000 acres of publicly owned open space, 40 parks, 39 miles of trails, and five community buildings. 

Enjoy Chino Hills newest crown jewel:  the Chino Hills Community Park!  The new 33 acre site has six ball fields, with five overlay soccer fields, a concession stand and two restroom buildings. 

Chino Hills residents can enjoy the summer concerts in the park!  This summertime tradition is held at Crossroads Park.  Always a crowd pleaser!

The city was also designated the 21st safest city in the United States when the result of the 13th annual Safest City Awards were released on October 30th, 2006 by Morgan Quinto Press, a Lawrence, Kansan-based publishing and research company.  The award is based on a city's rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assualt, burglary and motor vehicle theft.  All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings. 

  • Ranked #68 on the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States”  - Money Magazine
  • 6th Highest Median Income in the Nation - 2006 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau 
  •  Congratulations Chino Hills!!!






    Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

    1. Make a list of all of the amenities that are close by in the neighborhood you are considering as your new residence.  Keep in mind what distances and routes to each of these places are acceptable and what are not.

    2.  Determine what the best features of the neighborhoods are.  This is especially helpful if you are deciding between a few different neighborhoods.

    Are there parks nearby?
    Is it scenic and visually appealing?
    Are there quiet areas, streets, culs de sac?
    Are the people friendly in the neighborhood?
    Is the neighborhood clean?  Yards, streets, parks?
    Are there nice trees and foliage?
    Do the lots have large or small yards?
    Are there walkways and are they easily accessible?
    Is it a safe neighborhood?
    What are the market values of the homes in the area?
    Are there many houses for sale?
    How long ago was the community developed?
    What is the average age of the people in the area?
    Are there families with small children in the area?
    What is the proximity to schools?
    Are there community events or organizations?

    3.  Walk around in the neighborhood.  The best way to determine the cleanliness and friendliness of the neighborhood is to walk around in it and meet its residents.