Ontario is in the southwestern part of San Bernardino County, near the San Gabriel Mountains. Part of the Inland Empire region of the Greater Los Angeles Area, Ontario is just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Renting in Ontario puts you close to many Southern California attractions and outdoor activities. Part of the San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Baldy is roughly 15 miles away. The San Bernardino National Forest is about 25 miles east. For kids of all ages, Disneyland is less than 35 miles away, as is Knott's Berry Farm, a theme park that features Snoopy and the other lovable Peanuts characters.
When you rent in Ontario, you have access to resort getaways at Lake Arrowhead, which is about 45 miles away, and Palm Springs, which is about 70 miles away. Music lovers can make it to the annual Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in about 90 minutes. Hikers and desert rats can drive to Joshua Tree National Park, which is less than 100 miles away.
Brand-conscious bargain hunters will appreciate Ontario Mills, a massive outlet mall at the former site of the Ontario Motor Speedway. Ontario's Graber Olive House is a historical landmark that offers tours and tastings, and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art hosts exhibits, dinners, talks and wine tastings. Ontario has its own international airport and convention center.
Renting in Ontario, CA
Dramatically less expensive than Los Angeles proper, Ontario is popular with commuters looking to save money or grow a family in a safe neighborhood. The city isn't a secret, so the price of apartments for rent in Ontario are climbing. It's advisable to research what's available and then nail down a good deal when you find one.
Sports teams Ontario Reign? Ontario's ECHL hockey team.
Ontario Fury ? The city's PASL soccer team.
Los Angeles Temptation ? An LFL women's football team.
Ontario Mills. (Courtesy of Joe Wolf)
Mount Baldy near Ontario. (Courtesy of Bill Williams)