10 reasons it’s great to live in Ontario California

Written by Posted On Monday, 20 May 2019 03:10

According to real estate firm CoreLogic, house prices in Southern California have fallen for the first time in seven years.

However, with prices expected to rise again soon, now is the perfect time to consider a move to the region. And where could be better than Ontario, known as the gateway to Southern California?

Here are 10 reasons it’s great to live there.

  1. 1.Climate

Residents of Ontario enjoy year-round warm weather, with an average temperature high of 77.8 degrees, according to World Climate. This makes it a great city for any type of outdoor activity – from robust hikes to sedate strolls in public parks.

  1. 2.Education

Studying is a great way to broaden your mind and increase your life opportunities. And with over 145 colleges and universities located within a 25-mile radius of Ontario, you’ll be spoilt for choice for institutions.

  1. 3.Museums

The city is home to some marvelous museums such as the Museum of History and Art and the Ontario Police Museum – there’s even a Museum of Donuts!

  1. 4.Shopping

Ontario is home to California’s largest shopping mall, Ontario Mills. With over 200 stores, you’ll find some of the biggest names in fashion like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie and Fitch – it’s a shopper’s paradise.

  1. 5.Job opportunities

Future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 40.6%, so there are opportunities aplenty to build a career here. Plus, the unemployment rate in Ontario is lower than the US average (3.9%), at just 3.6%.

  1. 6.Ethnic diversity

The population of Ontario is 174,841, according to the most recent US census. And behind the numbers, it’s a tight-knit, ethnically diverse community where all are welcome.

  1. 7.The olives


Olive lovers and history buffs can enjoy a guided tour of Graber Olive house, Ontario’s oldest existing business. Founded in 1894, this wonderful business supplies delicious olives to clients across the world.

  1. 8.Events

You can expect a host of exciting events throughout the year, so you’ll never be bored. Upcoming events include the Huck Finn Music Festival in September.

  1. 9.Southern California rocks

Ontario is awesome, but if you ever get antsy, you’re just a short plane ride away from other awesome Californian cities like Los Angeles and San Diego.

  1. 10. Airport

Ontario is home to a state of the art airport with flights to cities across the US and further afield. So whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, getting around couldn’t be easier. And when you do decide to take a break from the city, you can book ONT Airport parking on Looking4.com.


Ontario is a diverse city which has a lot to offer its residents, so if you’re looking to relocate, it’s a fantastic option.


That’s our list! Share your favorite things about Ontario in the comments section.

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