[Neighborhood] Rancho Cucamonga

Houses for Rent in Rancho Cucamonga

A suburban city located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga is part of the San Bernardino County, California. The city has a rich agricultural history and deep rooted connections to winemaking and this is depicted even in the seal of the city in which a cluster of grapes occupies a central part. A Native American word meaning ‘sandy place’ lends the name to this city.

Native Americans were the early settlers of this region. In 1839, the then Governor of Mexico granted this area spanning across 13,000 acres called Cucamonga to Tubercio Tapia, a native of Los Angeles, successful merchant, and a notorious smuggler. Casa de Rancho Cucamonga, which appears in the National Register of Historic Places was actually the family home of the John Rains who completed this in 1860. The city itself was incorporated in 1977 and from then on housing needs became a necessity for the growing population. To address this need, houses for rent in Rancho Cucamonga came about.

Top things to do

This city never developed the ‘downtown’ as was the case in most other cities, and instead tried to bring in these elements in the design of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, which came about in the eastern end. Just across the street, you will find Southern California's only Bass Pro Shops, the Outdoor World superstore. If you wish to stay put and stroll down the city’s two main streets and soak in the urban, yet traditional nature of this city, you could easily look up on houses for rent in Rancho Cucamonga.

Unique Facts about the Area

Ranked 42nd on its "Best Places to Live" list in 2006 by Money Magazine, the place also has a few other noteworthy mentions. A Rancho Cucamonga neighborhood was established as the 13th richest neighborhood in Southern California by Insider Magazine. Even more notably, in a 2015 ranking of the nation's high schools by U.S. News & World Report, all of the city's four public high schools earned the Silver distinction. Well connected with easy access to major transportation hubs, airports and highways, the city has attracted a few of the nation's largest corporations including Coca-Cola, Nong Shim, Frito-Lay, and Amphastar Pharmaceuticals to set up their footprint here. Understandably, this also meant an increase in demand for houses for rent in Rancho Cucamonga.

What it’s like living in Rancho Cucamonga

The city has a warm Mediterranean climate, and has a higher number of sunny days as compared to the national average. Most of the city’s land area is residential and you will find these places abundant with houses for rent in Rancho Cucamonga. The city is host to many top schools and colleges and also boasts of the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, which was bestowed with the National Medal for Museum and Library Services, one of the nation’s highest honors in this category.

Famous Celebrities

The city has a long list of soccer and baseball players as well as musicians, however, perhaps the most noteworthy among all would be Frank Zappa, who lived and worked here in the early 1960s and also set up a studio here.