Rancho Cucamonga has a rich and interesting history! Read about it on the City of Rancho Cucamonga's website!
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Welcome to Rancho Cucamonga!

Moving to a new area is a busy experience, to say the least.
Even if you’re just moving across town, you’ll be faced with:
  • Joining new schools and/or places of worship;
  • A new commute route on your way to work;
  • Switching doctors, dentists, and other health professionals;
  • Changing where you drop off your dry-cleaning...
  • and even where you & your kids take part in extracurricular activities!
As your local area real estate expert, I want you to feel comfortable and help you quickly become acquainted with Rancho Cucamonga. To that end, I’ve put together a list of resources so you don’t have to do the searching yourself. (Bonus: I’ll also let you in on a few local favorites eateries and establishments around town!!)


How safe is your new home city? Rancho Cucamonga residents would likely tell you that they feel safe most of the time, but for your concrete peace of mind, I invite you to visit this website and see for yourself. If you're a business-owner (or just curious), you might also be interested in this demographic information about Rancho Cucamonga.


Aside from being a relatively safer area to live, Rancho Cucamonga is home to one of the best school districts in Southern California, Etiwanda School District. To learn more about each of the schools in the district and find their contact information directly, visit the district's school website.

College-bound or have children who are? Chaffey College is an affordable way to study and expand your knowledge and skill set. (Make sure to speak with a guidance counselor to ensure any credits you're hoping will transfer will transfer!)


OmniTrans buses and MetroLink trains are cost-effective ways to commute. They've got several routes and stations for convenience, and are especially a great option if you're commuting to Los Angeles.


Family-friendly local sports teams are a great way to enjoy an affordable evening out with your friends and family. Catch our very own minor league baseball team, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, at Quake Stadium!

For those of you who have children involved in extracurricular sports, several entities in Rancho Cucamonga offers sports and athletic involvement:


Rancho Cucamonga's cultural center and the Lewis Family Playhouse are located at the Victoria Gardens Shopping Center, an outdoor shopping mall surrounded by delicious restaurants like P.F. Changs, Slater's 50/50, Cheesecake Factory, Fleming's Steakhouse, and so many more. The VG, as it's known to locals, is also home to an AMC movie theater. On Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm, you can browse the Farmer's Market at Victoria Gardens! (If you miss it, don't panic: Terra Vista Town Center on Foothill and Haven hosts a Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm!)

Southern California itself is a wonderland of hiking trails, so if you love nature walks, Rancho Cucamonga has you covered. Check out this detailed list of hiking and nature trails in Rancho from AllTrails.com!

For 5 weeks every summer, the city hosts FREE fun, family-friendly entertainment at Red Hill park's Concert in the Park events -- they're always a blast! Similarly, the city puts on free Movies in the Park; it's a great way to connect with your family and meet new people in your new community!

Jumping ahead a few seasons, one of the more popular local attractions is the Christmas lights at Thoroughbred. The whole community participates in over-decorating their homes for the holiday while homeowners in the neighborhood sell hot cocoa and tamales. It's spectacular and definitely worth a visit.


If you haven't heard of the app NextDoor, I highly recommend downloading it for your Android or iPhone. It's a great way to get recommendations on local business services & get to know your new neighbors! Perhaps even more importantly, you'll notice that NextDoor also functions as a sort of "Neighborhood Watch" through which your neighbors keep each other informed on hyperlocal news (like city ordinances, road closures, suspicious characters, etc.). Along the same vein, if you're on Facebook, consider joining these Rancho Cucamonga Facebook groups:


There's certainly no shortage of tasty places to grab a bite, and everyone's favorites are different, but here are some local favorites:

Sushi Martini
Wabi Sabi
Taco Hut
Vince's Spaghetti
Lucille's BBQ
Steer N Stein
El Perico
Rolling Sushi
The State
Gyu Kaku
El Cerrito
China Point