Overlooked by the dramatic, snow-capped peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., community of Alta Loma offers comfortable living in a picturesque, convenient setting. Originally a separate town, Alta Loma merged with the neighboring communities of Etiwanda and Rancho Cucamonga in 1977 as the San Bernardino Valley saw tremendous growth. Today, homes for rent in Alta Loma still maintain a distinct neighborhood character within the broader Rancho Cucamonga area.
With its foothills location, Alta Loma provides easy access to hiking trails and other outdoor spaces in the area. Families can explore the local flora and fauna at the nearby Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden or the North Etiwanda Preserve, or they can go on a hiking, biking or horseback riding excursion on the area's extensive network of trails. More than 6 in 10 Rancho Cucamonga residents bike for fun on a daily or weekly basis. With entertainment options that include minor league baseball, live theater and NASCAR racing at the Auto Club Speedway, as well as great shopping options that include one of California's biggest outdoor supplies retailers, there's plenty going on culturally. And families can always head farther afield for outdoor adventures like skiing and camping in the nearby mountains or more entertainment and dining in Los Angeles.