Rancho Cucamonga is a California city in San Bernardino County and is located about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. The city lies at the feet of the San Gabriel Mountains and is home to approximately 175,000 residents. The Mediterranean climate makes Rancho Cucamonga a pleasant weather destination, and is perfect for growing wine grapes. The city was named in Money magazine’s 2006 list of “Best Places to Live” as number 42.

Early History

Present day Rancho Cucamonga was originally a large native American Kukamongan settlement, dating back to at least 1200. The natives named the place after their tribe name, which means “sandy place.” The land was taken by Spanish mission settlers in the 1800s, and was purchased and sold many times over, at certain times belonging to Spain, Mexico, and eventually the U.S. in 1839 the land was acquired by notorious merchant and smuggler Tubercio Tapia, who established California’s first winery there. American rancher John Rains purchased the property in 1858 and built his family a home, called Casa de Rancho Cucamonga, which still stands today and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Rancho Cucamonga’s Development

The town grew over the decades after a well-built irrigation system was completed in the 1880s and with the expansion of the Santa Fe Railroad. The area of the town grew substantially in the 1970s when the nearby unincorporated communities of Alta Loma, Cucamonga, and Etiwanda voted to be incorporated into Rancho Cucamonga.

Rancho Cucamonga Today

Today Rancho Cucamonga is an affluent community. In fact, the Haven View Estates gated neighborhood was ranked 13th on Business Insider’s “27 Richest Neighborhoods in Southern California” 2006 list. It’s location near two major interstate highways and Ontario International Airport have contributed to the city’s status as a logistics hub. Distribution centers, office parks, and high-end shopping centers make up non-residential areas of Rancho Cucamonga.

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