Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city in San Bernardino County, California. Rancho Cucamonga is the conjunction of the Mojave Trail, the Old Spanish Trail, former U.S. Route 66, and El Camino Real.
While most of the city’s land area is devoted to residential areas, Rancho Cucamonga, like its neighbors Ontario and Fontana, is a major center for the Logistics industry in Southern California. The Victoria Gardens lifestyle center, built in the eastern end of the city, is located at the intersection of Foothill and Day Creek Boulevards. In 2006, Money magazine ranked the city 42nd on its “Best Places to Live” list.
Rancho Cucamonga has multiple public K-12 schools, operating under several different school districts, within its borders: Alta Loma School District, Central School District, Cucamonga School District, Etiwanda School District, and Chaffey Joint Union High School District. In addition to these, Rancho Cucamonga is the home to Chaffey College and satellite campuses of the University of La Verne, University of Redlands, Everest College, and University of Phoenix, as well as the automotive trade school, Universal Technical Institute.