Known as the "Gateway to the Inland Empire," the city of Corona is an ethnically diverse community located about 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles in western Riverside County. Residents of Corona love the close proximity to mountains, the ocean and major cities.
Corona was once mainly known as an agricultural community of citrus orchards, ranches and dairy farms. In 1898, at the height of the citrus boom, the city was founded, and during the 1930s and 1940s, Corona was dubbed the "Lemon Capital of the World." Corona’s commerce has since expanded into the manufacturing, distribution, construction and healthcare industries. Soaring real estate prices in Los Angeles and Orange County have made Corona desirable to developers and industrialists, and by the late 1990s Corona was considered a major suburb of Los Angeles. In comparison to Los Angeles, the lower real estate prices in Corona make this community a more affordable place to live.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Corona boasts many amenities that provide a top-notch quality of life for residents. The city has more than 394 acres of parks, with recreational fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, two skate parks and an outdoor community pool.
If you are seeking some retail therapy, you can hit the Dos Lagos premier shopping center or enjoy a relaxing spa day at one of the area’s famous hot springs. There are several award-winning breweries in Corona, and restaurants to satisfy every palate.
The median home value for real estate in Corona is $465,300. There are many popular neighborhoods in Corona. South Corona features newer homes (1990s), and highly rated schools. Eagle Glen is a popular and newly established Corona golf course community that offers shopping, entertainment and other activities for residents. Sierra Del Oro is a great commuting area, the closest to Orange County.
If you are looking for a friendly, diverse and more affordable city in Southern California, with plenty of amenities to enjoy, Corona may be a city for you to consider.