Incorporated in 1891, the city of Ontario is known as part of “The Inland Empire” because at one time there was no built-up urban landscape between it and Los Angeles. Ontario is 47 miles east of Los Angeles and 36 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Founded as a Model Colony, based on innovation, planned development, community service and family values, the City of Ontario has become the economic heart of the region. The City Council is committed to maintaining Ontario’s leadership role in the Inland Empire by continuing to invest in the growth and evolution of the area’s economy while providing a balance of jobs, housing, and educational and recreational opportunities for our residents in a safe, well-maintained community.
Things to Do
Although Ontario is known as the gateway for the Southern California industry, the city is also the gateway to all the great entertainment and recreation opportunities.
The Ontario Mills is the largest shopping mall and outlet. It is located in Ontario, California, and with 28 million annual visitors, it is one of the top shopping and tourist destinations in Southern California.
The Graber Olive House is original site of the longest operating olive packing business in the United States.
The Ontario Reign is a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. Based in Ontario, California and affiliated with the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings.
A quick view of the most influential metrics in Ontario, California.
The Best in Ontario California
Browse through our favorite schools, businesses and recreation areas that Ontario has to offer.
Ontario Market Trends
Ontario real estate market trends for January 2023 indicate the average price per square foot was $393. The average home sales price was $603,287. The average time on market for properties in Ontario was 32 days and buyers can expect to pay on average 99% of the seller’s asking price.