If you have ever been to Fontana, you know how much we love our pets. We have a deep connection with our pets in our San Bernardino County town. Our city is bordered by San Bernardino and Rialto, and it often is the victim of dry Santa Ana winds. In the summer months, Fontana can reach temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are mild, and they can provide a great place to raise a family or pets.
You will find many ways to pass the time in Fontana. The Auto Club Speedway brings in a lot of tourism and makes a significant difference in the local economy. Even if you do not love NASCAR races, you can still find plenty of fun activities to do in the city—especially if you love architecture and history.
Fontana is somewhat urban, though some people who live in the city may commute. You will find plenty of fun events to attend during your time in the city. The Festival of Winter is one of the most prominent events throughout the holiday season. You can attend the Fontana Christmas Parade or Tree Lighting Ceremony as part of the festivities.
The economy in Fontana is based on transportation thanks to the three major highways that pass through the area. The biggest employers in Fontana include Kaiser Permanente, City of Fontana, Manheim Auctions, Coronado Stone Products, Better Beverages, Target, and Fontana Unified School District.
Fontana was founded in 1919 by Azariel Blanchard Miller. Until World War II, it was relatively rural. Around that time, Henry J. Kaiser built a steel mill there. Today, it has grown into a city rich in industry. After the plant was developed, Kaiser developed a medical facility called Kaiser Permanente. It is now a large managed care organization known throughout the United States. In the 1950s, racing became a feature of Fontana culture. It remains a big part of the local economy today.
Several notable people once lived in Fontana. They include musician Travis Barker, author Mike Davis, MLB player Jermain Curtis, musician Sammy Hagar, NBA player Sean Rooks, and comedian Charlyne Yi.
Fontana is home to about 211,815 people. That makes Fontana the 19th largest city in the state according to official estimates from 2017. The population density of the city is 4,924 people per square mile, and the median age of those who live in the city is 30.6 years.