Why Live In Chino Hills?

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By Marissa Mitchell

 

Chino Hills – It can be argued that many cities in and around the Inland Empire provide excellent residence advantages to citizens. This is also true of the City of Chino Hills.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Chino Hills in 2016 was 78,822, almost ten thousand less than neighboring Chino. Moreover, the median income for the city is $96,914 (according to the same census), more than that of neighboring Diamond Bar and Chino.

According to F.B.I. crime statistics for 2016, Chino Hills continues to rank among the safest cities in California. This is out of 106 cities throughout the state, ranging in population from 50,000 to 100,000.

Specifically, Chino Hills is the fourth safest city in the state in regards to violent crimes and thirteenth in regards to property crimes. “Violent crimes” include aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery. “Property crimes” are less severe, including arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.

Often, social media and related outlets actually magnify the amount and severity of crimes committed in a city. Chino Hills is no different, according to Police Chief Captain Darren Goodman: “Social media magnifies crime activity in a city, which sometimes leads to the wrong impression. The partnership we have developed between our Police Department and our residents continues to help us catch criminals and solve crimes.”

Captain Goodman related how deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department are responsive to the community; deputies pursue leads with all of the means at their disposal. Moreover, Goodman states, “Our MET team (Multiple Enforcement Team) also does outstanding investigative work and we’ve had significant success in identifying, apprehending, and convicting criminal networks that have been responsible for dozens of residential burglaries.” Thus, the Department notes crime trends and proactively responds to observations of those trends.

“Our top priority is the safety of our residents, our businesses, and those who visit Chino Hills,” stated the Captain.

Persons of poverty within Chino Hills is a mere 6.5%, half that of the City of Chino, and the High School graduation rate is more than 93.2%, the highest of all surrounding cities, including Chino (77%), Diamond Bar (92.1%), Walnut (93%), and even Eastvale (87.7%).

The City of Chino Hills has other amenities most recently added that appeal residents. Dog Park for Chino Hills was established three years ago off of Pine Avenue and the 71 Freeway, and has attracted dog lovers across the city to bring their dogs.

City revenue has ramped up recently with the variety of businesses opening at the Shoppes in Chino Hills, built several years ago but since continually hosting events that benefit the City.

Housing is not quite as unaffordable as the more “posh” pockets of the city make it seem. In Chino Hills, the median housing value is $507,500, making it more affordable than both Diamond Bar (median value $562,000) and Walnut (median value $649,100).

Most notably, the notoriety of the Ball Brothers from Chino Hills High School and their respective brand and shoes has led to the speculation of other businesses related to the brothers opening in the area. The family recently relocated to another area of the City, but maintains that staying local is a priority.

All being said, the City of Chino Hills maintains the feel of a small town. There may be close to 80,000 people living in the city, but everyone seems to know each other, somehow.