Chino is a geographically expansive city in the southwest corner of San Bernardino County. It is nearly (but not quite) adjacent to San Bernardino County’s borders with Los Angeles
, and Orange Counties
. Like many Southern California cities, Chino has a history as a hub for farming. Unlike most though, it has not given way to urban sprawl. Chino has developed into an average American suburb over the past several decades, supporting a generally middle-class population with pockets of industry and commerce.
The city’s character is strongly influenced by its inland locale; its sweeping tracts of farm land, open green spaces, and mountain views simply do not exist in more aggressively developed regions like Los Angeles or Orange Counties. Primary arteries running through Chino include the 71, 60, and 83 freeways; major cross-county routes like the 10, 210, and 91 freeways are also within striking distance for Chino residents.