Welcome to Ontario

Founded as a Model Colony, based on innovation, planned development, community service and family values, the City of Ontario has become the economic heart of the region.

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Homes in Ontario

Living the Southern California lifestyle can be a pricey proposition, but it doesn’t have to be if you make Ontario home base for your California adventure. In Ontario, rent is still affordable, and homeownership is still within reach – without sacrificing the amenities or attractions of our coastal counterparts.

With a population of 167,000, Ontario is a growing community where residents enjoy world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, all while soaking up California’s signature sunshine.

The median house price in Ontario is nearly 14 percent lower than in Los Angeles, while the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in our city is nearly 51 percent lower than in Los Angeles. Even our sales tax is less than Los Angeles and many other Southern California communities.

Where is Ontario?

 Located in the western part of the Inland Empire region, it lies just east of Los Angeles County and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Ontario grew at an astronomical rate, the population of 20,000 in the 1960s again grew 10 times more by the year 2007. With over 167,000 residents, Ontario is San Bernardino County’s fourth-largest city – and growing. Ontario’s population is set to double in the next 25 years, and local leaders have their sights set firmly on the future.

Schools in Ontario

There is a total of 70 schools found in Ontario, CA! The Ontario-Montclair School District, founded in 1884, serves a 26 square mile area which covers most of the city of Ontario, Montclair, portions of Upland, and unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. The District is the third largest elementary district in the State.One of the highest rated schools is Edison Elementary, which is K-8. It has 861 students. 

Things to do in Ontario

Ontario is known as the "gateway to Southern California." The city has its own international airport and is near L.A. attractions, Palm Springs, Disneyland and other theme parks, as well as the mountain resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. While in Ontario, visitors can shop for antiques, find bargains at Ontario Mills shopping center, tour Graber Olive House, have fun at Scandia Amusement Park and visit the local Museum of History and Art.

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