There comes a time in almost everyone’s life when they need to start thinking about settling down and putting down roots to raise a family, to think more about babies than bars. It’s a huge decision. Complicating matters is the fact that choosing where to buy a home to raise your family is one of the most fraught decisions you will ever make. Once children are in the picture, your isn’t just about you anymore, and deciding where to live suddenly involves many factors that you previously didn’t have to think about, like school districts.

There are so many things to consider when choosing the community where you will raise your family. If you haven’t considered Rancho Cucamonga, you should change that immediately; this little city is much more than a name played for laughs in classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Where is Rancho Cucamonga?

If you are unfamiliar with the Inland Empire area, you may be forgiven to having no idea where Rancho is, or why it is such a great place to buy a home and raise a family.

Situated at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County, Rancho is a tucked away, well-kept secret. Although it is only 37 miles from downtown Los Angeles, it sports small-town charm alongside easy access to major city centers of both Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

What makes Rancho Cucamonga special?

Rancho Cucamonga’s favorable location and the array of top-tier public amenities have earned it numerous distinctions. Notably, all four of its public high schools (Alta Loma, Los Osos, Etiwanda, and Rancho Cucamonga) were recently named to the prestigious list of California Gold Ribbon Schools. Its public school system is while most of the land in the city is devoted to its residents, the proximity to major highways, freeways, airports and other transportation hubs have attracted the business of substantial national corporations, like Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, and Target. Also, commuting from Rancho Cucamonga is a breeze thanks to well-maintained main streets, proximity to major freeways and dependable public transportation on Omni buses and Metrolink trains.

For all of this innovation, Rancho Cucamonga is proud of its history and takes measures to preserve its historic sites. In addition to working wineries, and historical societies, the stylish lifestyle center Victoria Gardens is modeled after the region’s landmark style of architecture dating back to its winemaking days of the 1800s.

Additionally, with its proximity to the San Gabriel mountains, there are tons of opportunities for hiking, camping, swimming, and many other outdoor activities in the favorable Mediterranean climate. The safe streets and neighborhoods make it the kind of place where you can get to know your neighbors and join a tight-knit community, without giving up the type of culture that you can find in a big city.

Rancho Cucamonga even boasts its own Class A minor league baseball team, the Quakes, which is a farm team for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Just imagine going to Quakes games with your kids and seeing future Dodgers legends in action before they put on the Dodger blue. Additionally, there are lots of opportunities for cultural experiences with performing arts, conventions, and city-sponsored events held nearly every weekend, especially in the warmer months.

With the median household income of $77k, the cost of living in Rancho Cucamonga is reasonable, especially considering the relative safety of the city. You will find good neighbors here, as well as a city that invests in itself. Rancho offers many opportunities to make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

Don’t just take our word for it

Below are direct quotes from satisfied, happy residents of Rancho Cucamonga about what a great place it is to buy a home and raise a family. This info is taken from, the internet’s fastest-growing website to help people find the perfect cities, neighborhoods, and schools for their families.

Overall, hundreds of reviewers give Rancho Cucamonga an A- and rank the city as the #4 place to live in all of San Bernardino County, which is the largest county in the United States.

“Rancho Cucamonga is a beautiful spacious city with mountain views, hiking trails, restaurants, wine, and shopping. Rancho Cucamonga is the home of many up and coming restaurants, and caters to a wide variety of tastes and diets. This gorgeous city has the suburban feel while still being close enough to big cities, beaches, the mountains, and theme parks.”

“I love Rancho Cucamonga. It is a beautiful and family friendly suburb area that is extremely clean and safe. I can leave my car open over night and have nothing happened to it. It is a great place to raise children. What I mostly love about this city is how green it is. There are trees everywhere, grass is always green and studied show when you see that kind of environment it makes people feel happier. Life is great except for the job opportunities out here, not much opportunities especially in the medical field.”

“Great city to raise a family. There are many parks and community buildings that provide many family friendly activities. The city has walking, biking and horseback riding trails. The Victoria Gardens mall is centered within the city and provides many options for dining and shopping. The Victoria Gardens mall also offers family friendly events.”

How can I buy a house there?

Once you pay a visit to the city and see a few homes, you are sure to want to stop looking. But, you won’t be able to sit on the decision for long; the secret of Rancho Cucamonga as a great place to buy a home and raise a family is getting out. Because of that, you will need the guidance and help of a seasoned real estate professional with plenty of experience in the area if you want to stake a claim here. Give us a call today at (909) 821-1500 and let one of our talented and committed real estate agents help you become part of this growing and close-knit community.