Chino, CA

Chino is a city in San Bernardino County that has a current population of 82,800 people. The city has long been an agricultural center known for its dairy farming. The town’s name comes from a Native American word meaning “curly-haired person or mixed-race person”. In 2008, the city of Chino was awarded the “100 Best Communities for Youth” award for the second time in three years. Located just 17 miles from the NSWC Corona Division, the town offers a diverse community for those military personnel and their families who are looking to relocate to the area.

Houses for sale in the area start at $235,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Rentals in the area start at a monthly rate of $795 for a one bedroom, one bath unit. Hotels such as the Best Western Pine Tree Motel offer temporary lodging for visitors. Amenities include free wireless internet and complimentary breakfasts with rates starting at $55 a night.

Local attractions include the Planes of Fame Air Museum which has a wide variety of World War II aircraft including American, German, Japanese, and British warplanes. The museum also has the M4A1 Sherman Tank, the 1941 WC-54 Dodge Ambulance, and the GMC CCKW which was used to transport troops and supplies during World War II. Some of the planes are available for test flights for visitors to enjoy. Others are merely displays or replicas of famous aircraft which are displayed throughout the museum facility.

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