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Fontana, CA Local Guide

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Fontana CA
Fontana is a mid-size city of roughly 200,000 people in California. It is a relatively new city, having been founded just a hair over a hundred years ago. The town was founded on agriculture, and the legacy of that foundation is still apparent by the many orchards and wineries that surround the town and nearby communities.

The town has been home to the famous, such as Sammy Hagar, the former lead singer of Van Halen, and the infamous, including notorious gangster Al Capone. Fontana also relies heavily on the trucking industry. With three major highways passing through the city, it is a logical place for a trucking based economy. Large equipment dealers dot the industrial sections of the town.

Finding a Fontana Apartment

When to search

With roughly half the empty apartments per capita than the national average, it can take some time to find a great place in Fontana. April, May and June are all good months for apartment hunting here, as you will see a greater than average number of apartments coming up for rent.

Staying in the know

With slim pickings for available apartments, you need to make your application stand out to get a great apartment in Fontana. Including information above what is requested can make it seem like you're willing to go the extra mile. For example, a credit report, reference letter, or letter confirming employment or income, even if one isn't requested, can help show how you would be an asset for the landlord.


Life in Fontana

Transportation

The design of Fontana means that the city is quite sprawling for its size. As such, you need some wheels under you to get around. Many people find a bicycle perfectly suitable, and some well-maintained bike trails provide cyclists with smooth riding. If you need to commute from Fontana to one of the colleges in the area, the Omnibus will be the quickest way to get there.

Where to play

In the summer, Fontana Days is not to be missed. The festival features great food, a downhill half-marathon and lots of street vendors and live music. Racing is popular in the area, so if you want to experience the thrill for yourself, you can head out to the Allen Berg Racing School and Auto Speedway on Cherry Avenue. Heading to the other small communities around Fontana can yield great shopping at places like the Ontario Mills shopping Mall, or thrilling rides like those at the Scandia Amusement Park.

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