Located in San Bernardino County in the heart of the Greater Los Angeles region, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles and 25 miles northeast of Anaheim, Chino is located in a lush valley below the San Gabriel Valley Mountains. It’s location near several major transportation corridors makes the area an ideal area for distribution companies.
Downtown Chino is home to satellite branches of the San Bernardino County Library and Chaffey Community College, the Chino Community Theatre, the Chino Boxing Club and a weekly Farmer's Market. In 2008, the city of Chino was awarded the prestigious "100 Best Communities for Youth" award for the second time in three years.
The median home value in Chino is $413,500. Chino home values have gone up 6.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year.The median list price per square foot in Chino is $223, which is higher than the Riverside Metro average of $166.
For home buyers, the real estate market offers a wide variety of property types for sale. Single-family homes in Chino begin in the low-$300,000s for older tract homes with limited space and run up to more than $1 million for estate homes, some with golf course views. The market is primarily single-family homes, but some condos and townhouses can be found that range in price from $250,000 to approximately up to $500,000 for properties with amenities. Land and lots are available for custom building. Ranch and horse properties are also available.
For a small city, Chino offers a good mix of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities. There are more than 20 public and private colleges and universities located with 30 minutes of the city. Prado Regional Park provides an inviting rural getaway, offering a variety of recreational options on more than 2,000 acres in the Chino Valley Basin. Visitors can enjoy fishing, camping, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, and more.
The Chino Municipal Airport is home to the Planes of Fame Air Museum. The facility displays aircraft which span the history of manned flight, including numerous milestone-achieving test and research flight vehicles. The airport is also home to the renowned Chino Air Show, held annually in the spring.
Because of its pastoral setting and rural flavor, Chino was a popular site for Hollywood crews to shoot "mid-western" settings in the 1960s. Movies included Bus Riley's Back in Town starring Ann-Margret and Michael Parks; The Stripper, with Joanne Woodward, and the mid-60s TV series Twelve O’clock High, re-fashioning Chino's rural airport as a British airfield with Quonset huts among farm fields.