Corona is a California city in Riverside County located about 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Corona has approximately 160,000 residents who enjoy a Mediterranean climate, characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers. The city lies in a valley, bordered by multiple mountains and the Cleveland National Forest.
Corona is a product of the California citrus boom of the 1880s and was originally named South Riverside. It was founded by the South Riverside Land and Water Company, an industrial citrus growers organization. The company purchased land through a grant, which also allowed them to buy the rights to Temescal Creek, its tributaries, Lee Lake and secure a stable water supply to the budding lemon operation. This made the city viable from the very beginning, resulting in agricultural success and earning the town the moniker of “Lemon Capital of the World.”
The city was renamed Corona in 1896 due to its circular Grand Boulevard, where three early international automobile races were held in 1913, 1914, and 1916. Its idyllic landscape and position overlooking bustling Los Angeles made the city a popular tourist destination for the wealthy looking for a bit more privacy. One particularly notable Corona resident was Desi Arnaz, or Ricky from I Love Lucy, who purchased a ranch there and played golf at the famous Cresta Verde Golf Course. The city remained an agricultural town until the 1980s when families moving from Los Angeles transformed it into a commuter suburb.
These days Corona remains a pleasant place to live and work, with lovely 1900s architecture in the oldest neighborhoods and modern, upscale construction in the newer parts of the city. The majority of the population is young families with children, many of whom commute to Los Angeles. Points of interest in Corona are the Corona Symphony Orchestra, the Fender Museum, and historic Grand Boulevard. Many famous athletes have lived in Corona, including NFL players Vontaze Burfict, Heath Farwell, Matt and Ryan Kalil, Taylor Martinez, and Lonie Paxton; as well as baseball players Troy Glaus, Tyler Hoechlin, Joe Kelly, Denny Lemaster, and Ricky Nolasco.
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