Chino Hills, California

San Bernardino County


Chino Hills is a city in San Bernardino County in the U.S. state of California and a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles. The population is 74,799 (as of 2010).

The business magazine Money classified Chino Hills in 2012 in its list of " Best Places to Live " on rank 34, which is also due to the excellent schools and high security in the city. In addition, Chino Hills has retained its rural character with today 12,000 km ² undeveloped space in the public sector. Many of its residents are commuters, forty percent of the population is 45 minutes or more to work. The average income of Chino Hills is not even surpassed by Beverly Hills.


The city is located in the extreme southwest of the San Bernardino counties in California. It is bordered on the northeast by Chino, in the north and west by the cities of Pomona and Diamond Bar in Los Angeles County, in the south of Brea and Yorba Linda in Orange County and on the west by unincorporated community of Riverside County. The northeastern city limits roughly follows the course of the California State Route 71, a road connecting the California State Route 91 in the South and California State Route 60 in the north. The limit for Orange County is located in a largely undeveloped hills, so that the two counties are directly connected to each other only on the California State Route 142. The road is long, twisty and prone to landslides.

The built-up part of Chino Hills is dominated by residential areas, only at intersections of main roads, there are industrial areas, which are mostly dominated by supermarkets and restaurants.

Chino Hills has 74 799 inhabitants (as of 2010 census ). The city covers an area of ​​approximately 115.9 km ², which makes up the largest part of 115.7 km ² land area; The population density is therefore 646.4 people per square kilometer. The city center is located at an altitude of 262 meters.


After the Spanish conquerors had founded in 1771 the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, was used as grazing land for cattle of the mission station today's Chino Hills, then grazed here in time Mexican cattle of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino and Rancho La Sierra. Since the cession of California to the United States, the area was marshy and increasingly annual floods occur. Most dwellings were demolished. Later the land was purchased by Richard Gird, the founder of the community Chino, which was raised in 1910 to the city. Chino Hills, meanwhile, developed with the Carbon Canyon Mineral Springs Resort at the later California State Route 142 and the Los Serranos Country Club has become a popular destination for tourists from Los Angeles. Even when the bootleggers place during Prohibition was popular because of its remoteness. In the 1960s, the hill country experienced also an influx of hippies and artists. From the 1980s, the citizens began to seek an incorporation of their community, and Chino Hills was awarded in 1991 with a population of 42,000 at the time the municipal law.


Until the 1970's, Chino Hills was largely rural. The majority of the land was used for horse racing, there was also some dairies. In the following decades, numerous settlements were established. The building boom took only in recent years again. Most neighborhoods were similar villages designed so that the shopping centers are located at strategic places and parks are within easy reach of surrounding houses from.


On July 29, 2008, an earthquake of medium intensity was 5.4 at 11:42 local time clock registers. The epicenter was located about 4 km west-south - west from the city center, there were, however, reported no major damage.


Chino Hills is part of the 29th district in the Senate of California, which is currently represented by Republican Bob Huff. In the California State Assembly, the place is assigned to the 55th District and is thus represented by Republican Curt Hagman. At the federal level Chino Hills California belongs to 39th Congressional District, the Cook Partisan Voting Index one of R 5 and is represented by Republican Ed Royce.