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Best Places To Live In Ontario, CA

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  • Ontario, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 169,389
  • I have been living in Ontario, California for about 8 years now, and I have really grown to love it. I come from New York city so it was a big change since Ontario is a much smaller city, but there are…[read more]

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Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Sycamore Canyon Park, Riverside, CA
  • 21.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 244
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  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 67,362
  • This was one of the best exercises I’ve ever had. I’ve played sports and exercised a lot in my life, I even did kick boxing. That place doesn’t compare. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I wasn’t…[read more]
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  • Hawarden Hills, Riverside, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,610
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  • Bradbury, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 954
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  • Chino Hills, CA
  • 6.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 77,266
  • When I first visited Chino Hills I couldn't help but think of how beautiful it was. With rolling green hills, snow covered mountains in the background and a modern urban center Chino Hills has become one…[read more]
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  • La Habra Heights, CA
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,406
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  • Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA
  • 15.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 51,966
  • I recently moved to the Anaheim Hills, CA area. I came from a small town back east and wasn't sure what to expect. It was a transfer that brought us here, a company cut back on the coast made…[read more]
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  • Villa Park, CA
  • 19.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,922
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  • Walnut, CA
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,026
  • I've lived in Walnut, CA for about 2 years now, and I couldn't be happier with my decision to move here. It is quiet, safe, and you are close to all kinds of fun things to do! The Annual Walnut Family…[read more]
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  • Diamond Bar, CA
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 56,456
  • While growing up and seeing other states and cities in my travels, I have always know that Southern California is one of a kind. From my first visit to my in-laws, I knew that I would one day move to…[read more]
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  • Placentia, CA
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 52,168
  • I grew up in Placentia, California. As a child, it was a wonderful place to live. My parents often complained about the traffic, but I didn't care because I went to a great high school close to my house…[read more]
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  • Victoria, Riverside, CA
  • 18 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,762
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  • Claremont, CA
  • 5.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,827
  • I lived in Claremont for a few years and it was a pretty good city to live in. It's between Los Angeles and San Bernadino, plus it has Angeles National Forest directly to the north, so it's in a really…[read more]
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  • San Dimas, CA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,109
  • I loved my time living in San Dimas, CA. The Southern California location meant great weather year-round. The location of San Dimas also meant I was never far from exciting entertainment venues. Within a…[read more]
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  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • 4.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 173,309
  • Lived here since 1979 and we have watched this small city grow very fast these past 10 years. The schools are very good from Alta Loma area across town into Etiwanda district. After that you are in a…[read more]
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  • Brea, CA
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,351
  • While visiting several different cities in California. I had a perfect peace about Brea Ca. So here we are. Close proximity to schools, shopping, restaurants, theaters, post office and churches. Easy…[read more]
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  • Orangecrest, Riverside, CA
  • 22.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,304
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  • La Verne, CA
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,078
  • I lived a good portion of my life in La Verne, Ca. Living in La Verne was full of fun and great times. The city is in Southern California and situated between San Dimas and Claremont. It is also next to…[read more]
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  • Monrovia, CA
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 37,090
  • Monrovia is a little bit to the northeast of Los Angeles, and a pretty good choice if you work in the city or are relocating to the area. One thing I liked a lot about the city is how mild the winters…[read more]
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  • Fullerton, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 139,491
  • I am a single female in my early 30's who lived in Fullerton, CA for 4 years. Fullerton is apart of, Orange County. Fullerton has a lot to offer for those who are in college or a student, but may become…[read more]
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  • Glendora, CA
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,285
  • Glendora has to be the fakest city I've ever seen at used to be a small quiet town that cared about the community now it's all about money and parking tickets there are no signs in Glendora at all…[read more]
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  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,393
  • GT has been my home for over 34 years, I grew up here as a kid, and moved back as an adult. My wife and I started out in Colton and then lived in San Bernardino for 5 years before the growing crime rate…[read more]
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  • Rancho West, San Bernardino, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,024
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  • Eastvale, CA
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,217
  • I have been in this city for around 5 years and every year I find something interesting about the place. At first, when I moved from Oregon, I was a little skeptical about Eastvale given the fact that it…[read more]
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  • Corona, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 161,614
  • 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…[read more]
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  • San Antonio Heights, CA
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,099
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  • Canyon Crest, Riverside, CA
  • 20.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,329
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  • Orange, CA
  • 22.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 139,919
  • I have a historic home in Old town Orange and the planning department is making my life hell!!!!!!. They have lied to me, threatened me, and bullied me. Unless you want someone else to dictate what…[read more]
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  • University, Riverside, CA
  • 19.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 18,761
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  • Hudson, San Bernardino, CA
  • 19.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,974
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  • Ridgeline, San Bernardino, CA
  • 20.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 930
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  • La Habra, CA
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 61,660
  • Southern California is a wonderful place to live. I was lucky enough to grow up in La Habra and spent many days going back and forth to the beach. We were about thirty miles away, but with traffic it…[read more]
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  • Blair Park, San Bernardino, CA
  • 20.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,522
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  • Kendall, San Bernardino, CA
  • 19.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,812
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  • East Whittier, CA
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,435
  • East Whittier is a great city with stellar schools. The city borders La Habra Heights, La Habra and the OC to the south.. Check for yourself... Not sure where the other reviewer lives, but it's…[read more]
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  • Chino, CA
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 83,670
  • We have lived here for 22 years. Everything is at our fingertips, hospitals, doctors, freeways, restaurants, parks, schools. The people that complain I feel sorry for. They are certainly in the…[read more]
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  • Upland, CA
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 75,851
  • I have been living in Southern California for the last 10 years and I have been to Upland California on several occasions. There is a quaint historic downtown area, a beautiful golf course and the houses…[read more]
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  • Sandin Hills, San Bernardino, CA
  • 20.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,922
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  • Ramona, Riverside, CA
  • 15.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 26,130
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  • Alessandro Heights, Riverside, CA
  • 19.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,412
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  • Terrace, San Bernardino, CA
  • 17.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,941
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  • West Covina, CA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 107,634
  • Located east of the San Gabriel Valley, West Covina is a city with a small town charm. Several times I have traveled there to enjoy restaurants and shopping and seek out entertainment. One of the best…[read more]
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  • Presidential Park, Riverside, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,172
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  • Covina, CA
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,539
  • My in-laws have lived in Covina, California for a number of years and so we often vacation there every year. At one point we stayed for the entire summer because there was so much to do in the area. They…[read more]
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  • Hacienda Heights, CA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 54,033
  • I have lived here for about 5-6 years, and within those years, I have had 2-3 families move out from the house next door because of break ins and other crimes. Within the past year alone, there has been…[read more]
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  • Duarte, CA
  • 19.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,792
  • Duarte is a small city that is close to Los Angeles and right up against Angeles National Forest. I've been living in Duarte for a couple years now and love it. Duarte is a bit more expensive than the…[read more]
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  • Arlington Heights, Riverside, CA
  • 17 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,600
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  • Coronita, CA
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,172
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  • Wood Streets, Riverside, CA
  • 16.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,979
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  • Norco, CA
  • 11.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,809
  • If you are looking for a city that does not have dense housing and is very safe, that is Norco. If you're looking for a city with community support, great schools, and houses that sit on 1/2 acre lots,…[read more]

Ontario, CA: So Much To Do

Ontario is a city in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino is part of the western part of the Inland Empire, which encompasses many of the towns and cities in the southern California area near Los Angeles. While the city of Ontario itself has only about 150,000 people, the metropolitan area that encompasses Riverside County and San Bernardino County has over four million people.

Ontario sits just 35 miles east of Los Angeles, which means the area has a lot of people and it can be a bit expensive. Living in Ontario costs a little less than the average in California, but significantly exceeds the national average cost of living. Housing in Ontario definitely costs more than the national average. When you live in an area that has great weather and is close to the beach, you can expect to have to pay a bit extra to live there. You can find cheap housing in certain parts of the city, but the best places in Ontario cost a bit more.

There is a ton to do in Ontario and the surrounding area. Ontario Mills is a huge shopping mall that is always packed with people. There are also parks and amusement parks in the area. Many people head east into Los Angeles and toward the beach on the weekends for even more fun activities. One of the biggest draws of living here is the great weather. Winter temperatures are usually in the 60's and summers get into the 90's.

Ontario International Airport employs the most people in the city. The Sam's Club and Target distribution centers also employ lots of people. However, it is very common for people who live in Ontario to commute to Los Angeles or other nearby cities for work. Many people make the drive every day, which sometimes leaves the freeways quite congested. There is a bus service in the city, but it is not incredibly extensive. Most people drive so the best places to live in Ontario are the lower-trafficked areas.

If you have been thinking about relocating to here, use AreaVibes to find the best places to live in Ontario. You can look at our ratings for cities all across the United States to see how Ontario ranks. You can also adjust your search criteria to only the things that matter to you, like housing costs, employment opportunities, local amenities, or crime rates, for example. It can be hard to find the best places in Ontario, but AreaVibes offers you everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

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