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Fontana, CA

Fontana, CA

Fontana, CA

Moving to Fontana, CA

Upon moving to Fontana you will be joining 196,069 others who love their city. Once a rail line town full of cattle and citrus orchards, the city was transformed during World War II and now boasts booming industrial growth—primarily in the trucking industry. With Interstate 10, State Route 210 and Interstate 15 passing through the city, it’s now considered an industry hub. Fontana is an hour east of Los Angeles (on CA-60 E and I-10) and is a quick 10-minute drive from Ontario International Airport. Fun fact: Gangster Al Capone once owned a home in Fontana fit with secret escape passages and all!

What’s in Store for Newcomers Moving to Fontana?

Climate in Fontana. Residents of Fontana are accustomed to the Santa Ana desert winds that travel over the San Gabriel Mountains frequently in the summertime, as well as summer high temperatures reaching well over 100 degrees. The winds keep the afternoon humidity stable after more-humid mornings. Winter in Fontana is rainy but never cold enough for snow—it’s California after all!

Getting an education in Fontana. Public schooling is offered through Fontana Unified School District or neighboring districts in the northeast, northwest, and southeast sections of the city, along with charter schools to earn a high school diploma independently. The Lewis Library and Technology Center as well as the Mary Vagle Nature Center are open to the public and are just waiting to expand your horizons.

Getting around in Fontana. Most residents drive their own vehicles in Fontana; however, the city also offers rail service by Metrolink that runs straight into Los Angeles. You can also take the Omnitrans bus service for inner-city commuting.

Dining in Fontana. For a quick dinner fix, the Fontana favorite is In-N-Out Burger, famous for fresh-to-order food that’s never frozen or cooked by microwaves. Have a sit-down meal of handmade pizzas at Graziano’s Pizza Restaurant or celebrate your move with a California roll at Omokase Sushi. Many locals regard J&M Café as the best restaurant in town, offering a vegetarian-friendly menu as well as chicken and fish dishes served with fabulous presentation and quality – a diamond in the rough that’s worth every penny.

Recreational Fontana. Fontana is family-friendly when it comes to fun. The Center Stage Theater is a live dinner theater renovated in 2008 featuring a series of shows including Broadway, Cabaret, and celebrity performances. The theater also arranges wedding, banquet, and corporate meeting performances. The Art Depot in the Helen Putnam Historical Plaza offers art classes and studio activities—the Artist Showcase at city hall introduces local artists and their technique to anyone willing to learn. Auto Club Speedway on Cherry Avenue hosts one NASCAR Sprint Cup annually, while Fontana Park features a state-of-the-art community center, fixed with an aquatic center, skate park, dog park, sports pavilion, and play areas for children.


Resources for New Residents Moving to Fontana:


City Website
School Districts
Chamber of Commerce
New Resident Information
City Services

The service center for Fontana, CA is located in Fontana, CA.

Information about Fontana, CA

Est. Population: 196069
County: San Bernardino
Latitude: 34.0833
Longitude: -117.4333
Zip Codes: 92334