Ontario, California is a city where companies want to do business and a community where people want to live, work, and play. Although our roots are began in agriculture and industry, Ontario residents enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment, as well as the City’s daily conveniences such as the community centers, recreation facilities, parks, library and museums.
Ontario is located just thirty five miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is close enough to drive to everything the Los Angeles area has to offer – including the coast, mountains, desert and major cultural and tourist attractions that Southern California is famous for..
Its central location to Southern California offers ease of access to Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and Knott’s Berry Farm. Within a thirty five mile radius from Ontario is Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Honda Center and Staples Center. Hollywood and Griffith Park are about forty minutes away, and the City of Ontario is only about fifty miles from the famous beach communities of Venice, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach.
However there is no need to leave town to find things to do. Ontario offers plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options for everyone’s tastes. Catch an Ontario Reign hockey game, an Ontario Fury soccer match, or a Los Angeles Lakers game at the 11,000-seat Citizens Business Bank Arena (CBBA) in Ontario. CBBA features concerts by today’s hottest artists who frequently headline at the region’s largest entertainment venue. The arena sits adjacent to Piemonte at Ontario Center, Ontario’s up and coming mixed-use urban lifestyle center that – when complete – will incorporate luxury retail, dining, and hospitality options in addition to upscale lofts, condos, and apartments.
Government type of Ontario: City Council / City Manager
With 1.7 million square feet of retail space, Ontario Mills is California’s largest indoor outlet mall. Ontario Mills is home to more than 200 stores, including factory outlet stores by Disney, Nike, Coach, J. Crew, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and many more. Enjoy a meal at restaurants such as Rainforest Café and Dave & Busters, catch a movie at Ontario Mill’s 30-screen AMC Theater, or laugh until you cry at the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre.
Living in Ontario, California also means enjoying a high quality of life. The City offers a variety of seasonal programs for people of all ages and annual events for the entire family at its seven community centers, including the De Anza Community & Teen Center and the Ontario Senior Center. Ontario also has an extensive system of parks and recreational facilities, such as the Ontario Soccer Park and Historic Jay Littleton Ball Park. Although it’s easy to spend most of your time outside in the Southern California sun, don’t forget to visit the City’s two libraries, the Museum of History and Art, Ontario and the Chaffey Community Museum of Art.