Chino Hills is a city in the San Bernardino County in Southern California.
About Chino Hills
Chino Hills is a suburb of Los Angeles located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The city borders Los Angeles County on its northwest side, Orange County to its south, and Riverside County to its southeast. The city had a total population of 80,897 as of 2005.
Chino Hills was ranked 68th in Money Magazine's "Best places to live 2005". It is also the 6th highest income place in the United States (with population 65,000 to 250,000) and was ranked as the 13th safest city in the United States by the FBI. Chino Hills is generally considered a part of the Chino Valley.
The city of Chino Hills is bounded by Los Angeles County cities of Pomona and Diamond Bar to the north and to the northwest, the San Bernardino County city of Chino to the east, unincorporated Riverside County near Corona to the south and southeast, and the Orange County cities of Brea and Yorba Linda to the west and southwest, respectively.
Fly via John Wayne Airport, Orange County (about 24 miles away) or Ontario Intl (about 10 miles away).
Amtrak And Metrolink Stations near Chino Hills:
-7 miles: Pomona (156 W. COMMERCIAL ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
-8 miles: Ontario (228 S. PLUM ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
-9 miles: Claremont (200 W. 1ST ST.) - Bus Station. Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
From Orange County, take the SR-57 North freeway or take SR-142 (Carbon Canyon Road) which is the only road connecting Chino Hills and Orange County.
As in most suburban cities, it is very difficult to get around Chino Hills without a car.
Public transportation is almost non existent, however, the city does have a OmniLink dial a ride public service open to the public. For $2.50 one way, one can travel throughout the city and transfer for free to the Omnitrans public bus at the Chino Hills Marketplace and at the site of the former Chino Hills Government Center. The dial a ride service operates five days a week, mostly during daytime hours.
Chino Hills State Park:
The Chino Hills State Park offers a place where people can camp for a few days (Fees: Overnight tent and RV camping is available for $12.00 per night. RV access is with no hookups. Vehicle entrance is $4.00 per day. Otherwise, entrance is free to all walking traffic. For more information, call (951) 780-6222). Parking is located directly next to each individual campsite making it easy to park RVs and cars right next to the site thereby making them easily accessible. Apart from camping, the park offers hiking, horseback riding, and biking over trails that meander through valleys and along ridge tops through woodlands, sage scrub and grasslands. Sixty miles (100 km) of trails and fire roads also offer excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and native plants. Facilities consist of a picnic area, equestrian staging area, pipe corrals, a historic barn, water spigots and restrooms. Most of the trails accept multiple use. However, a few trails are designated for hiking only, because of safety issues or the potential for damage to habitat.
The park is located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Corona in the city of Chino Hills. Take the 91 Freeway to Highway 71-North, or the 10 Freeway or 60 Freeway to Highway 71-South. Exit on Soquel Canyon and turn west. Proceed to Elinvar and turn left. Elinvar and Sapphire (right) is the park entrance.
Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park:
Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park is a 34-acre City-owned facility that is operated and managed by Big League Dreams, USA. The park has attracted sports enthusiasts from all over the United States, other countries, and even the likes of big name Movie Directors. Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park was the location of the final game scenes in the 2006 movie “The Benchwarmers”. The park's facilities include: batting cages, tot lots, sand volleyball courts, and two stadium restaurants (that overlook playing fields).
Chino Hills State Park:
With over 30 miles of sprawling oaks, sycamores and rolling grassy hills, Chino Hills State Park offers a variety of recreational choices including horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more.
The Shoppes at Chino Hills
A high-end shopping mall located at the heart of Chino Hills. It includes high class shops such as Victoria's Secret, H&M, Active, Banana Republic, Jeanomix, and more.
Harkins 18 Theater:
A movie theater with various restaurants.
McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center:
A beautiful 20-acre facility which features two lighted arenas, covered bleachers, and a gazebo as well as horseback riding activies.
This park is home to the Annual “Concerts in the Park” Series during the summer months.
Public Golf Courses:
There are two public golf courses in Chino Hills: Los Serranos Golf and Country Club and Green River Golf Course.
Located only about 10 minutes from Chino Hills in San Dimas is California's largest water park, Raging Waters, which features more than 50 rides and slides.
There is only one mall in Chino Hills, as it is a suburban city. It has many shopping centers that are anchored by supermarkets. However, there are several shopping centers that have big name stores:
Shopping Centres in Chino Hills:
The Shoppes at Chino Hills:
A high- end shopping mall located at the corner of Grand and Peyton Avenue. It features shops such as H&M, XXI Forever, Victoria's Secret, Ann Taylor, Lance Bryant, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Barnes & Noble, and more. .
Chino Hills offers a wide range of places to eat at different shopping centers.
The Shoppes at Chino Hills
Chino Hills Marketplace & Woodview Plaza
Chino Hills Promenade & The Courts
Laband Village Shopping Center
Payne Ranch Marketplace
The Crossroads Shopping Centers
Fairfield Ranch Business Center
Country Club Marketplace & Soquel Canyon Crossings
The Commons at Chino Hills
The Golden Triangle Shopping Center Opening Winter 2011
B.A.P.S. Hindu Temple Shopping Center Shopping Center Opening 2011
Alcoholic Beverages are sold at many of the dining places in Chino Hills. The only major bars in Chino Hills are:
Hampton Inn & Suites, 3150 Chino Avenue, Chino Hills, California, USA 91709
Ayres Suites Hotel 4785 Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills, California, USA 91709
Holiday Inn Express 15433 Fairfield Ranch Road, Chino Hills, California, USA 91709
Marriot Towncentre Coming Fall 2009
Raging Waters, 111 Raging Waters Dr, San Dimas, CA - (909) 802-2200.
Yorba Linda Bowl, 18171 Imperial Hwy, Yorba Linda, CA - (714) 777-3818.
Disneyland, 1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA - (714) 781-4000.