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  • Corona has a Livability Score of 65/100, which is considered below average
  • Corona crime rates are 20% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Corona is 4% lower than the California average
  • Corona real estate prices are 8% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Corona are 10% higher than the California average

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      Corona, CA

      Corona is a city in Riverside County, California. It typically takes under an hour to drive to the city of Los Angeles. Corona is known for its scenic wonders, including the Cleveland National Forest and the nearby glory of the Santa Ana Mountains. It is not a highly populated city compared to LA and San Diego. There is plenty of space to roam around in, and the city boundaries encompasses 48+/- miles.

      Corona, CA is situated SE of Los Angeles. San Diego lies approximately 90 minutes away to its NW. This whole region is a beautiful area of the state to live and is renowned for numerous tourist attractions you can enjoy first hand. Your days and nights will be filled with so many fun and exciting outings close to home making it easy to meet new friends and neighbors.

      There is a strong and tight-knit essence of community, and one that you will begin to immediately experience when you move to your new home in Corona. As you explore your new city, you will find blocks and blocks of beautiful homes pristinely set on large, well-manicured properties. The streets are clean, and the pride of ownership is evident in Corona. The city has several major shopping districts that serve all of the needs of the residents in the neighborhood. The real estate market is strong in this charming city. The excellent school system in Corona brings many families to the city. The lifestyle benefits attracts people of all ages and stages of their lives.

      Corona has many lakes located in and around the city. Corona Lake is a large body of water with a full recreational area. The Silverwood Lake offers many outdoor activities for both its active as well as their more serene visitors. Additionally, there is English Springs Park, Irvine Lake, Skyline Drive Trails, Indian Truck Trail, Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park, and many more. Life in Corona is a nature lover’s dream come true.

      Corona brings the best of what Southern California has to offer to its residents. The city is part of the Inland Empire region, another beautiful area in the state. Corona is also called the"Circle City", a nickname which came about because of the circular shape of its neighboring space. It is one of the largely residential cities in the Inland Empire. Corona is close to everything but just the perfect distance away from the nerve racking hustle and bustle that is prevalent most everywhere else. The city is an affordable place to live, settle down and make a wonderful life for yourself and your family for many years to come.

      Top Rated Schools in Corona

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Lincoln Alternative ElementaryKG - 696760%
      Dwight D. Eisenhower ElementaryKG - 692056%
      Benjamin Franklin ElementaryKG - 683155%
      Promenade ElementaryKG - 564455%
      Corona Ranch ElementaryKG - 61,10554%
      Susan B. Anthony ElementaryKG - 693853%
      Orange ElementaryKG - 678952%
      Santiago High9 - 123,69251%
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      City Services Poor

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      City does not respond to request when needed. City tree did damage to my property. They ignore request to take care of their problem and I took them to court. Court house is right next to city hall. I paid to have property taken care of and court denied me to get reimbursed when I sued the city. No common sense from the court was used and no explanation was given to me when judge rendered decision which was sent to me. Talked to other neighbors who have experienced similar problems
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      This place is horrible there is nothing to do here and traffic is horrific I would rather live in south LA tbh the only good thing I have to say is how diverse it’s getting now it isn’t the all white city anymore
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      Over Building Creating Traffic

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      Unfortunately Corona is having a building surge. Corona is a small city with two lane streets that cannot handle all the new housing and people moving in. The traffic is unbelievable!! It has become a drive thru city for people to get from the 91 fwy to the 15fwy. With all the new housing in the area and surrounding areas has created more smog which hinders the view of the mountains. Also we have no nice shopping or restaurants. Compared to cities surrounding us. This is why so many Coronians still travel into OC for shopping, entertainment, restaurants and medical services.
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      City is Too Congested

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      Corona use to be a nice place to live. The city has decided to build hundreds of homes and apartments. Unfortunatly the city doesn't have the infrastructure to support all the new people. The roads are heavily congested at all hours. It takes forever to get across town. To get on the freeway in the morning is a joke. Plan to spend an hour just getting to the freeway. I would not recommend anyone to move here. You will regret it unless you like sitting in your car alot.Also there are few good restaurants or entertainment venues, so if you do move here plan to drive to another city for something to do.
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      Corona, California - As Feasable as it is Desirable

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      I have lived in Corona, California for five of its 124 historic years. Unlike many bedroom communities surrounding Los Angeles' urban sprawl, Corona has a downtown encompassed by the 360 degree Grand Boulevard. Contained within the street pattern are Corona's Public Library, Regional Medical Center and Shopping Center. The moniker, Circle City became well known from 1913 to 1916 when international automobile races were held on Grand Boulevard.

      Corona was part of the 19th Century citrus boom with the close proximity of the Santa Ana River. As the gateway to the Inland Empire of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, most of America's oranges were grown here. As a modern day tribute to the arts, Fender Musical Instruments, a Corona manufacturer has opened a museum and performance venue based just north of where the 91 and I-15 Freeways intersect. Just south of the junction, Dos Lagos offers a large, new shopping and dining area with an outdoor water feature, twin lakes dissected by a walking path.

      This convenient city of approximately 125,000 has two separate Metro Link train depots, making quick, inexpensive travel to Southern California and beyond just as feasible as it is desirable.
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      Source: The Corona, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).