Some cities have histories that unfold slowly and then seem to flourish overnight Chino Hills, California is one of them.
Chino Hills, California, located in the San Bernardino County, is well known for its high quality of life and beautiful rural atmosphere. The community, with its growing population of 77,969, boasts 3,000 acres of publicly-owned open space, 37 parks, and 38 miles of trails. For many years the only residents that Chino Hills knew were a few ranchers and homesteaders. A handful of property owners enjoyed and appreciated the beauty of the hills. For many decades the majority of the residents that occupied Chino Hills were red tail hawks, mule ear deer, ground squirrels, mountain lions, cottontail rabbits, and coyotes.
That all changed around the turn of the 20th Century, when in 1907 the Boy’s Republic moved to Chino Hills and made it their home. The Boy’s Republic facility continues to provide important contributions to the lives of young people and sends its famous Della Robbia wreaths around the world during the holidays.
During the 1920’s and 1930’s, Sleepy Hollow, a Chino Hills community facility and equestrian area still in operation today, was a perfect weekend getaway from the fast pace of Los Angeles. By 1928, Sleepy Hollow was a summer resort with about 90 cabins, some of which are still in use today. After World War II, these cabins and newer dwellings became permanent residences.
As the years passed, more and more people were discovering the unspoiled hills and rural area located within an easy drive of downtown Los Angeles. Residents appreciated the rolling green hills and beautiful vistas in the community and Chino Hills grew during the 80s and the 90s. By 1982, when the community’s long term development plan was approved, there were approximately 4,000 homes and 12,000 residents in Chino Hills.
Chino Hills, California is a relatively young city incorporated on December 1, 1991. Chino Hills is also home to a young, professional workforce. Nearly 40% of Chino Hills’ adult residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the community ranks among the top 15 Southern California cities in its share of residents employed as executives, professionals, or technology specialists which contribute to the city’s median income of $93,332.
With its rolling hills, and beautiful vistas, its accessibility to all three neighboring counties, Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino, via major highways, excellent schools and convenient shopping, Chino Hills’ reputation is growing as a desirable place to live in Southern California.
As a matter of fact, Dr. John Husing, an expert on the economics of the Inland Empire, has nothing but good things to say about the community and considers Chino Hills to be “one of Southern California’s best kept secrets. ” With so many of it’s well planned public and housing development projects still underway and unfolding within 46 square miles, Chino Hills desirability as a residential community will not be a secret for long.
Nef Cortez has been a licensed real estate broker and has held various positions in the real estate and mortgage industry for over 25 years. If you would like to read more of Nef's timely advice (with the latest FREE info on local foreclosures), visit his website at Chino Hills CA Real Estate or read his blog at A Slice of So Cal Real Estate