A Great Place To Be!
Chino Hills is well known for its high quality of life and beautiful rural atmosphere. The community has a population of 77,964 and boasts 3,000 acres of publicly-owned open space, 44 parks, and 48 miles of trails.
Ranked #38 on the "100 Best Places to Live" list by Money Magazine
Chino Hills’ reputation is known in the national arena as well, the City of Chino Hills has been ranked #38 on Money magazine’s 2019 list of the "100 Best Places to Live." According to the CNN/Money website, the list includes "the top 100 terrific cities that offer what American families care about most - strong job opportunities, great schools, low crime, quality health care, plenty to do, and a true sense of community." Cities with a population between 50,000 and 300,000 were considered. Chino Hills appeared on the list before -- in 2005 with a ranking of #68, and in 2012 with a ranking of #34.
100 Best Communities For Young People 2 Years in a Row
America’s Promise Alliance announced that Chino Hills was named as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" for 2011 and 2012. Thanks to great partnerships and the hard work of many agencies and individuals who make a difference in the lives of young people in Chino Hills. The national award recognized our community for providing outstanding and innovative services and programs that make Chino Hills an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.
Chino Hills Ranks High on "Safest Cities" Lists
Not only is Chino Hills a place where people want to live, it’s also a safe City in which to live. Based on FBI crime statistics for 2016, Chino Hills is ranked #4 safest city relative to violent crime and 13th safest city for property crimes. The ranking compared 106 cities in California with a population of 50,000 to 100,000.
6th Highest Median Household Income in the Nation
According to the Income, Earnings, and Poverty Data from the 2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, Chino Hills ranked 6th in the United States with a Median Household Income of $100,371.
Recreation in Chino Hills
Recreation is a priority in Chino Hills and Big League Dreams Chino Hills Sports Park is definitely a recreation destination! This 33-acre multi-use sports facility attracts tournaments, visitors, and new commercial ventures to Chino Hills. Chino Hills is also home to the McCoy Equestrian & Recreation Center. This beautiful 20-acre facility includes two lighted arenas, covered bleachers, a gazebo, a community building, and trail connections. The McCoy residence has been transformed into a beautiful community facility that is perfect for receptions and small parties.
Attractive to Commercial Developers
Chino Hills’ strong demographics and its location at the convergence of Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties make it attractive to commercial developers. The City’s high average household income of $106,825 (in 2006) is second only to the exclusive community of Indian Wells in the Inland Empire. Prominent retailers, like Trader Joe’s, H & M, and XXI Forever, have chosen to locate in Chino Hills. Many high-end national retailers have locations in Chino Hills.
Residents Have Attained a High Level of Education
Chino Hills is also home to a professional workforce. Nearly 41.2% of Chino Hills’ adult residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher and the community ranks among the top 17 Southern California cities in its share of residents employed as scientist, professionals, or managers.
Our Chino Valley Unified School District schools lead the County in API results. There are 10 elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools in the City of Chino Hills. The District’s goal of "Increasing Academic Rigor" has paid off, as evidenced by the following accomplishments:
- Several Schools in Chino Hills have received the Blue Ribbon School designation by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence:
- Country Springs Elementary School in 2007 and 2015
- Heights Christian School in 2015
- Hidden Trails Elementary School in 2021
- At last glance 8 Chino Hills elementary schools, both middle schools, and 1 high school have been designated as a California Distinguished School
- Butterfield Ranch Elementary School 2003/2004
- Chaparral Elementary School - 2011/2012, 2014/2015, 2017/2018
- Country Springs Elementary School - 1999/2000, 2005/2006, 2009/2010, 2014/2015, 2017/2018
- Eagle Canyon Elementary School - 1996/1997, 2009/2010
- Hidden Trails Elementary School - 1999/2000, 2020/2021, 2022/2023
- Gerald Litel Elementary School - 2013/2014
- Oak Ridge Elementary School - 2011/2012
- Rolling Ridge Elementary School - 2011/2012
- Canyon Hills Junior High School - 2008/2009, 2018/2019
- Townsend Junior High School - 2001/2002, 2012/2013
- Ayala High School - 2010/2011, 2018/2019
In addition, Ayala High School's Engineering and Architecture (CTE) program is the recipient of a Golden Bell Award. Although AP scores haven't been released for the 2022/2023 school year, more than 600 AP students qualified for an AP Scholar Award for the 2021/2022 school year. The average AP exam score of students enrolled in one or more of the 30 AP courses offered by the District was higher than the average score of students in not only California, but the world.
"One of California’s Best Kept Secrets"
Dr. John Husing, an expert on the economics of the Inland Empire, has taken a magnifying glass to the community and considers Chino Hills to be "one of Southern California’s best kept secrets."