🇺🇸 Fontana is a city in San Bernardino County, California. Founded by Azariel Blanchard Miller in 1913, it remained essentially rural until World War II, when entrepreneur Henry J. Kaiser built a large steel mill in the area. It is now a regional hub of the trucking industry, with the east–west Interstate 10 and State Route 210 crossing the city and Interstate 15 passing diagonally through its north-western quadrant.
It is home to a renovated historic theatre, a municipal park, and the Auto Club Speedway on the site of the Kaiser Steel Mill is located just outside of city limits. Fontana also hosts the Fontana Days Half Marathon and 5K run. This race is the fastest half-marathon course in the world.
Economy Fontana's current economy is driven largely by industrial uses, particularly trucking-based industries. Public funding assists in reducing the associated pollution impacts the community.
The city is home to several truck dealerships, and other industrial equipment sales centres, and, like its neighbours Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, many product distribution centres for such companies as Toyota, Target, Sears, Mercedes-Benz, Southern California Edison, Home Shopping Network, and Avery Dennison. The city is also home to numerous small manufacturers of building materials and other locally used products, and many small auto dealerships and salvage yards. Fontana's economy has also heavily encouraged, at least until such activities had been somewhat hampered by the Subprime mortgage crisis, the planning, developing and construction of new housing tracts. The city also has numerous local shopping centres, such as the Summit Heights Gateway/Falcon Ridge Town Center at the north end of the city, and Palm Court in the southern section. The city also features commercial strip zoning along several of its major avenues and boulevards, such as the "Miracle Mile" straddling State Route 210 between Citrus and Sierra Avenues. The official Fontana Auto Center is part of that zone, with two major dealerships already in place.
According to a recent Financial Report, the top employers in the city include: 1 Kaiser Permanente; 2 Fontana Unified School District; 3 Amazon; 4 City of Fontana; 5 Estes West; 6 Water of Life Community Church; 7 Saia Motor Freight Line; 8 Schlosser Forge Company; 9 Walmart; 10 Crown Technical Systems.
The Auto Club Speedway brings racing fans and dozens of teams to the region each year with an economic impact for restaurants, motels, and hotels.
Fontana has a population of over 214,547 people. Fontana also forms part of the wider Inland Empire (Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario) metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,224,851 people. Fontana is the #373 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 1.9498 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
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🇺🇸 San Bernardino 34.105
🇺🇸 Rancho Cucamonga 34.106
🇺🇸 Baldwin Park 34.086
🇺🇸 Monterey Park 34.058
🇺🇸 Victorville -117.298
🇺🇸 San Bernardino -117.292
🇺🇸 Spokane Valley -117.249
🇺🇸 Jurupa Valley -117.462
🇺🇸 Rancho Cucamonga -117.576
🇺🇸 San Clemente -117.622
🇺🇸 Mission Viejo -117.667
🇺🇸 Aliso Viejo -117.705
🇺🇸 Laguna Niguel -117.711
Locations Near: Fontana -117.436,34.1012
🇺🇸 Rialto -117.361,34.104 d: 6.9
🇺🇸 Jurupa Valley -117.462,33.976 d: 14.1
🇺🇸 Rancho Cucamonga -117.576,34.106 d: 12.9
🇺🇸 San Bernardino -117.292,34.105 d: 13.3
🇺🇸 Riverside -117.377,33.947 d: 18
🇺🇸 Ontario -117.652,34.063 d: 20.3
🇺🇸 Upland -117.66,34.102 d: 20.6
🇺🇸 Highland -117.204,34.13 d: 21.6
🇺🇸 Moreno Valley -117.233,33.945 d: 25.5
Antipodal to: Fontana 62.564,-34.101
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🇫🇷 Saint-Pierre 55.478,-21.342 d: 18435.3
🇲🇺 Curepipe 57.513,-20.318 d: 18403.8
🇲🇺 Vacoas-Phoenix 57.493,-20.3 d: 18401.3
🇲🇺 Centre de Flacq 57.718,-20.2 d: 18397.3
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