Rancho Cucamonga or ‘East Hollywood’ is a very new, suburban city in the San Bernardino area of California. It ranked highly on Money magazine’s ‘Top Places to Live’ list and is only an hour or so drive from Los Angeles. Not least of all due to its location, it is therefore an increasingly popular destination for expatriates. The city sits at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, and is well protected against the flooding dangers of the area. In order to remedy the largely suburban nature of the city, a huge planned commercial center called ‘Victoria Gardens’ was designed - here you will find most of the shops, restaurants, and recreational facilities of the city - but it is by no means the only place you’ll find things to do. Two main roads run through the town that can offer a large selection of shops and eateries. The city boasts a baseball stadium, a beautiful town square, and a renowned environmental sustainability project - The Frontier Project. To connect with other expats in Rancho Cucamonga and wider California, join the InterNations community today; the largest global online network for expatriates, InterNations host forums, with plenty of networking and socializing opportunities, and a content section full of articles with wealth of expatriation relevant information.
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The city of Rancho Cucamonga is in close proximity to Ontario International Airport, as well as two interstate highways. Once arrived, expats living in Ranch Cucamonga can use the well-established train and bus networks throughout the city or, if in possession of a car, the new freeway which also runs through the city. If you’re considering moving to California, Rancho Cucamonga is an affordable alternative to central Los Angeles and is particularly perfect for people with an interest in environmental sustainability. The mild but warm Mediterranean climate draws a number of expats to the city each year, although hot California summers can bring wildfires and other heat induced hazards. If you are an expatriate considering moving to Rancho Cucamonga, take a look at the InterNations website. Not only can our content section offer, among other articles, also a wealth of user-contributed content, but the forums provide InterNations members with plenty of opportunity to network and socialize with one another.
Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding towns are all known to be a major center for the logistics industry, partly due to its great location in terms of transport and large amounts of commercial space. The city is also home to California's only steel mill. Situated less than a two hour drive from Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga’s location has also attracted a number of expatriate commuters to the city. There is a thriving professional community, and many residents are working in Rancho Cucamonga’s education sector or the Victoria Gardens complex. For more information on business and employment for expatriates, why don’t you have a browse through the Working Abroad section of our Expat Magazine? Or use the InterNations forums and private messages system to get in touch with fellow expats living in Rancho Cucamonga or other parts of California for more direct advice and information on life in southwest of the United States.