Adelanto – Founded in 1915, it is San Bernardino’s smallest city.
Alhambra -A very old city on the outside of L.A., it is known for its historic homes.
Alta Loma – A very affluent residential city that severely restricts the location of commercial business and the size of residential lots.
Anaheim – The little city made famous by Walt Disney.
Apple Valley – Once known for its apples and agriculture, Apple Valley is now more known for the famous celebrities and athletes grown there.
Artesia – Established in 1875, this Los Angeles County city was named after multiple artesian wells in the area.
Bakersfield – Officially incorporated as a city in 1873, this city has a diverse economy and landscape that reaches all the way to the Sequoia National Forest and Kern Canyon.
Beaumont – Formerly the town of San Gorgonio, the name was changed to Beaumont which means “beautiful mountain” in French.
Bellflower – Named after the bellefluer apple that used to be grown in the area, this city is now growing unique shopping experiences for its visitors.
Bloomington – This small city with a mix of developed and rural lands has been around for over 100 years.
Buena Park – This “Center of the Southland” is home to many tourist attractions, including Knott’s Berry Farm.
Burbank – the “Media Capital of the World” and home to the Bob Hope Airport.
Carlsbad – This “Village by the Sea” is the home of not only a major theme park, but also 7 miles of luxurious ocean beaches.
Chatsworth – This little community has been around long enough to see everything from stage coaches to rockets going through their area.
Chino – A major center of dairy farming and agriculture for Southern California.
Chula Vista – named for its beautiful location between the coastal mountain foothills and San Diego Bay.
Colton – Founded in 1875, this city had the honor of Virgil Earp (Wyatt Earp’s brother) being their first Town Marshal.
Compton – Incorporated in 1888, this is one of Los Angeles County’s oldest cities.
Corona – Founded in 1886, this city used be known as the “Lemon Capital of the World”.
Costa Mesa – Located in Orange County, this city that was incorporated in 1953 is the home to the largest shopping mall on the west coast, South Coast Plaza.
Covina – Named in 1885 by combining the words “cove” and vine”, both words having significance describing the layout of the land and the crops that were there at the time.
Diamond Bar – Incorporated as a city finally in 1989, it is the location of Southern California’s first hydrogen fueling station.
Desert Hot Springs – The land where the location of what would become the city of Desert Hot Springs was first claimed in 1908 by female homesteader Hilda Maude Gray.
Downey – Is known as the birthplace of both the singer Karen Carpenter and the Apollo space program.
El Cajon – This San Diego County city holds to the motto of “The Valley of Opportunity”.
Escondido – Originally established in 1888, Escondido is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County.
Fontana – The 14th largest city in California, it as grown from orchards and ranches to large number of residences.
Fullerton – A large city in Orange County, it is the known for its Valencia oranges.
Garden Grove – The next-door neighbor to Anaheim, it is known around the world as the home of the Crystal Cathedral.
Glendale – Is recognized as the final resting place for many well-known celebrities in its Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Granada Hills – The location for many a movie set and commercial, it is also famous for its White Oak Ave (aka. Christmas Tree Lane).
Hawthorne – The childhood home of Marilyn Monroe and the Beach Boys.
Helendale – Located on the historical Route 66, this community is also known as Silver Lakes.
Hemet – This city that has been around for over 100 years, is home to Bill Murray and James Lafferty.
Hesperia – Even though this city is located in the Mojave Desert, it has no shortage of water recreation available.
Highland – This growing city has only been an official city for less than 30 years, but has actually been around since 1891.
Huntington Beach – Over 8 miles of beautiful beaches and choice surfing conditions.
Irvine – The city dedicated to be a place “to create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environent that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing.”
Julian – One of the few entire cities in California designated as an official California Historical Landmark.
Laguna Niguel – Home to many Southern California residents, as well as the one-million square- foot ziggurat building that is owned by the United States government.
Lake Elsinor – A lake escape for those in the surrounding cities, it is still home to the historical houses of many famous actors and actresses.
Lake Forest – Home to major manufacturing companies and a eucalyptus forest, this double lake comunity has ranked as one of the safest cities in the U.S. multiple times.
Lakewood – This small city that went from fields to city in only 10 years also has the distinction of being named “Sportstown USA” by Sports Illustrated.
Lancaster – This Mojave Desert city was honored in 2012 by being named as one of the best places to live by CNNMoney.
Los Angeles – This “City of Angels” is one of the most well-known cities in the world.
Maywood – This little city gets its name from a young woman who worked for the real estate company that developed housing tracts out of the ranch land that Maywood originally was.
Mission Viejo – Known for its perfectly planned and extensively tree-lined neighborhoods, it was also once named as the safest city in the United States.
Moreno Valley – Since before 1850, it has been the home of the Shoshone tribe, DHL, an Air Force base, and Riverside International Raceway.
Murrieta – Right between Los Angeles and San Diego, it is one of the fastest growing cities in California per the U.S. Census Bureau.
Newhall – Maintains its individual identity, but is a part of the city of Santa Clarita.
Newport Beach – A ocean paradise for beach goers and boaters.
Norwalk – As of the 2010 census, it is the 255th most populous city in the United States.
Oceanside – In addition to the miles beaches it has for surf and sun loving visitors, it is also the location of the West Coast’s longest wooden pier and the California Surf Museum.
Ontario – Home to the Ontario International Airport, this city is the 4th largest in San Bernardino County.
Orange – The county seat of Santa Ana and the location of the most homes in Southern California built before 1920.
Palmdale – The first city to incorporate that is located in the Antelope Valley (1962).
Pasadena – The goal destination of almost every college football for New Year’s Day.
Perris – Home to the Orange Empire Railway Museum and the Rock Castle house.
Pomona – The city that was named after the Roman goddess of fruit, is also the site of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Rancho Cucamonga – Located to the east of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Redlands – A great location destination for those that love museums and historical structures.
Rialto – A city with weather that can range from hot and dry in the summer to one of the few Southern California cities that get snow in the winter.
Riverside – Located next to the Santa Ana River, it is the 4th largest California city not located on the coast.
San Bernadino – One of the oldest communities in California and the home of the first McDonalds.
San Diego – One of California’s major coastal cities, and also a major tourist destination for people from around the world due to its perfect weather and abundance of activities.
Santa Ana – Located along the Santa Ana River, this older city (founded 1869) has been the location for many beginnings and endings of historically significant businesses.
Santa Monica – The place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Simi Valley – Tucked away between the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills, this bedroom community is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Spring Valley – Not an official city, but a census-designated place, this location got its name from the natural spring located there.
Sylmar – Once the site of the world’s largest olive groves, its name means “sea of trees”.
Thousand Oaks – Named “Best Place to Live” by Money magazine in 2006.
Temecula – Home to military families from Camp Pendleton and a major commuting city due to its equidistant location between Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
Torrance – One of the hidden gems on the California Coast, with 1.5 miles of beaches and few tourists.
Upland – Once part of the Old Spanish Trail, and Route 66.
Ventura – Officially known as the City of Buenaventura, it is frequented by surfers everywhere because of the ideal surfing conditions just off its beaches.
Victorville – One of the few California cities located directly on the famous Route 66.
Vista – Was founded in 1882, when it was designated as the site for a new Post Office.
Whittier – A city with a unique past, it had a strong Quaker foundation and was named after a respected Quaker poet.
Yucca Valley – Located in the Mojave Desert, this small town borders Joshua Tree National Park and the San Bernardino Mountains.