[Neighborhood] Chino Hills

Chino Hills Apartments and Houses for Rent

Chino Hills, a part of the Chino valley, is a suburb, situated in San Bernardino County, in the State of California. The place has an interesting history dating back to 1771, when the Mission San Gabriel was founded here. Soon, the hills came to be used by the surrounding Mexican Ranchos like Santa Ana del Chino and Rancho La Sierra (Yorba) for the spillover grazing and thus, the place got its name. When Mexico ceded California to the USA, this town sprung up as part of the Chino Subdivision.
Rapid development took place in the area from the 1980s to the 1990s resulting in Chino Hills apartments and shopping complexes scattered across the suburb.

Top things to do in Chino Hills

  • Sleepy Hollow in Chino Hills is one of the most preferred weekend getaways from the fast paced life of Los Angeles. It was a summer resort in the Pre-World War II era, with cabins dotting the place, which have now been replaced by Chino Hills apartments.
  • The Los Serranos Golf and Country Club, owned by the family of tennis legend Jack Kramer, is a favorite teeing spot. Earlier people used to put up cabanas or rent casitas here, but nowadays there are Chino Hills apartments catering to the need.
  • It seems the natural beauty of Chino Hills has been unchanged for centuries and this is preserved in the Chino Hills State Park. This organization, commonly known as Hills for Everyone, was the guiding force that made this the largest California State Park located in an urban setting. Visitors to the park get a feel of being taken back in time, even when they realize that they are just a stone’s throw away from the urbanization.
  • Another spot to see is the Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park, a 33 acre multi-use sports facility that attracts lot of visitors.

Unique Facts about the Area

Chino Hills is known for its high income. As of 2007, among cities with a population of 65,000 to 250,000, it was ranked the 6th highest by income. In 2012, it was ranked the 34th best place to live in, by the Money magazine. It was also ranked as the 17th safest city in the USA, by FBI, in 2012. Interestingly, it was also named as one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance in 2012.

What it’s like living in Chino Hills

Chino Hills is a naturally beautiful, high income city, which offers attractive job options and very good educational facilities. For those who wish to live here, it is dotted with hills and homesteads and offers the perfect mix of natural beauty and urbanization, especially with Chino Hills apartments around. It is an earthquake prone area, though no major fatalities have ever been reported.

Famous Celebrities from the area

Chino Hills has its share of celebrities through a wide range of musicians and a few League players. It’s most notable resident, however, happens to be Hall of Fame boxer, Danny Lopez.