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Where to Retire in Ontario and Home Prices

There are several new housing developments springing up in and around the town, offering single family homes and manufactured home communities. Zillow reports the median home value in Ontario to be $642,735, in early 2023.

What Is Special about Ontario

Ontario is in a nice location, not far from the ocean, mountains, and desert. There is an arena for sporting events and performances, a large shopping mall, and many events hosted by the town.

What Is Not Special about Ontario

The town is rapidly growing and traffic to LA makes for a long commute. Summer has some hot and humid days with temperatures in the 90's.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 56 degrees, with July's average at 77 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many choices of restaurants in Ontario from cheap eats to more expensive menus, and many with take out choices and outside dining. The cultural scene is provided by the town which is dedicated to enriching the artistic and cultural heritage of the community. It is home to the Inland Conservatory for the Perfoming Arts, and the Ontario Museum of History and Art. The Graber Olive House provides for tours that tells the history of the production of olives, which is the oldest existing business in Ontario, and the Toyota Arena host over 125 events annually including sporting events, concerts and family productions, and can house up to 11,000 spectators.


Violent crimes are lower than the national average, but property crimes, mainly theft, are higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Kindred Hospital and Kaiser Permanente are located here.


Ontario has a Metrolink station which connects to the Greater Los Angeles area and Orange County, there is also an Amtrak station and public bus transportation. The Ontario International Airport provides domestic and international travel. Ontario is not considered to be a walkable community.

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