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Corona is ok - 7/22/2007
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Robert
Stephens City, VA

Like all places Corona has positive and negatives and whether or not you will like the place depends on what you’re looking for.

The housing, while expensive, is moderately priced based on Southern California standards and is much better than neighboring Orange County. Most of the newer areas were built within the last 20 years so a lot of areas are clean and in good shape. It seems to be a family oriented city with lots of nice subdivisions, all done in the California style. There’s quite a few chain stores and restaurants close by so it’s the typical CA metropolis suburb. The city is mostly on the grid system so it’s easy to navigate your way around. The view of the mountains is really nice and you can get to Palm Springs, Vegas, etc. easier than you can other areas around L.A. Neighboring Riverside has some additional attractions.

The main negative is that the air quality there is terrible, even by L.A. standards. Do your research on air quality before moving here (or anywhere in CA) or you’ll be sorry. Riverside County routinely ranks as having some of the worst air quality in the U.S. (but better than San Bernardino County) and breathing in this air 24-7 has to have long-term health affects. There’s a brown/gray haze that covers the area particularly in the summer. Summer weather can also get quite hot (much more so than the rest of L.A.) but at least it’s not humid. Traffic can be a killer on the 91 especially if you’re commuting east towards Orange County or L.A. I have no idea how people are able to make that commute each day. It’s also a long way from the beach during the summer weekend rush hour.

If you have to live in this area then Corona is by far the best place to be in Riverside County. If you can afford it Yorba Linda is in the O.C. and has better air quality. If you can live further south also check out Temecula.

Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

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Joyce

re: Corona is ok - 7/22/2007 - 7/24/2009
Thanks for your honesty and recommendation of other cities. I may be offered a position in Laguna Beach and want to check out the area beforehand. I will look into Temecula and Yorba Linda. Please let me know about any other cities. Thanks again, Friend From Maryland


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Mild climate - 8/29/2011

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Great Place to live. - 2/22/2011

My husband and I moved here about two years ago. We're very Happy here,we live in 92882 area of South Corona. This area to me is like a city with a small town feel,the area is safe, clean, family oriented, with lots of schools, churches and parks,there are also multi-million dollar homes in the area (up to 8 Million), fun places like "Dos Lagos" which is an outdoor shopping (Anthopologie, Z Gallerie, Victoria's Secret, Bebe, etc)center with upscale and casual restaurants, movie theatre and a Gorgeous man made lake shaped like a figure 8 which has an artistic walking bridge made of bamboo that leads to an amphitheare (free plays,musicians). There's also "Caljalco Crossing" which is also a shopping center but this one has Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Pierone, Costplus, Bestbuy, Barnes & Noble, Edwards theatre, etc), it also has a Huge, Gorgeous water fountain with benches around it. All in all there are lots to do here, one can go to Temecula (Wine Country) to visit wineries, have dinner, hot air balloning, or visit Palm Springs, Vegas, San Diego, or take the 91 to toll road & arrive in Laguna Beach in 30 min., there's a small fishing lake here, there's also "Glen Ivy Spa" (with Natural Spring Water ), Tom's Farms, or you can Camp, Hike in Cleveland Nat'l Forest (lots more I can add). Traffic on the 91 is heavy at times, but traffic is heavy in many parts of Southern CA, there are plans for expansion of the 91 Fwy underway but keep in mine the Metrolink is close by. The weather is nice throughout the year, it's a little breezy which makes it nice, but in the summer, the temp is usually in the 90's and sometimes reaches over 100, but that's what air conditioning is for. The PEOPLE Here are Very nice, polite and Friendly, sometimes I feel like I'm in another state. You get so much for your money if you're considering moving here. I LOVE IT here and will never leave.

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Abhd
Rocklin, CA

not the place for me, but maybe for you - 10/5/2010

I was born and raised in Corona and didn't move away until I was 21. It's a 2 season place: Summer and Not-summer. Most of the summer it is in the 90's and it regularly gets over 100 degrees, especially in July-September but it is a dry heat. Stepping outside an air-conditioned house or car during those days is comparable to the burst of hot air you feel after opening an oven. It's no Phoenix, AZ or Las Vegas, NV... but its still friggin hot and miserable. Not-summer is nice because it's not summer. Nothing special about it, you just don't have to drive to the beach or mountains to be comfortable outdoors. Expect lots and lots of sunshine. The "storms" as the weather guys call it are usually pretty laughable if you've experienced real weather. If you're tired of winter and can't afford to live on the CA coast, the Corona area might work for you. If you're like me and enjoy 4 seasons, stay away.

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Erin
Corona, CA

School system - 12/16/2009

The Corona Norco School District system has been terrific for our daughter who has special needs. The teacher to student ratio is great and the districts are committed to all of its students. The community support and the teachers engagement in the educational system is outstanding.

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Cindy
Corona, CA

Love it here! - 1/26/2009

We moved here from the Midwest 5 years ago. What an improvement in weather! Don't miss shoveling, no sun for months, and mosquitoes in the humid summers! Traffic is the downfall, but still worth the move.

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Bp
Corona, CA

Wonderful City to live! - 10/24/2008

I moved here to Corona from a city in Los Angeles county called West Covina. When moving here I noticed much difference from the city I used to call "home". I moved out here when I was 17 just to get away from things and having a great job making well over 80k a year at that age was perfect. So I found a very nice apartment and got to know the area very well. For a town I knew little about. I saw that Corona officials and City Council move very rapidly at building and fixing things. The city is comprised mostly of Higher Class Republican individuals who moved here from mostly Orange County cities but also love it. It is often said to be the "Beverly Hills of Riverside County". I can tell you since moving here things have just got better for myself. Since it's the closest Inland Empire city to Orange County and a half hour drive to Beach Cities there is a lot of money you can make. The city is filled with BMW's, Mercedes, Jaguar, Roll's Royce, and have even seen a few Bugatti Veyron's like my neighbor. I now have lived here for a few years and recently purchased a once million dollar home that went into foreclosure for $780k. Although, Corona is a relatively nice city it has it's area's that aren't. The crime here is very low you won't find much crime but the downtown areas near the City of Home Gardens and Main St/6th st are the area's that would be considered Corona's poorest neighborhoods while Foothill Ranch and Dos Lagos area are filled with Multi-million dollar homes (There are 2 currently listed over 72,000,000) and Upscale shopping mall at Dos Lagos.

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Michele
Corona, CA

Mortgage - 3/24/2008

Get ready for a $4K mortgage payment!

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Mariano
Corona, CA

Corona the gate way to the good life! - 2/26/2008

A job promotion brought me and my family from Northern California to Corona 22 years ago. Prior to that time I had never heard of this city. We live on a quiet cul-de-sacs near Grand Avenuse in a neighborhood with a rich history. When you come home after a hard day at work and a long commute you need a nice quiet and relaxing city that is easy to drive through even with detours and road construction. Oh...you want to spend the morning at the beach take the 91 West to the Express Lanes or the Toll Road. You need to fly to New York on a business trip take the 15 North to the Ontario International Airport. If your wife drives you to the Airport she can always take some time to shop at the Ontario Mills..probably the largest Outlet Center around. Did you say you wanted to go Hot Air Balloon riding and wine tasting. You need to take the 15 South to Temecula. Gambling? You can go 15 South to an Indian Reservation or 15 North toward Las Vegas! You can also take the 91 East toward Palm Springs. In fact, take the whole family and spend the weekend in Palm Springs! You will love it and you're family will love you because you just happen to live in Corona the gate way to the good life! Enjoy!

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william
Corona, CA

Corona is not your quaint little town - 8/29/2007

Corona is growing fast and bursting at the seams. What was once a city inside of a Circle Drive, is now an old downtown that has little if any foot traffic and cultural destinations. The city outside the circle is becoming little more than an enormous stripmall.

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Robert
Stephens City, VA

Corona is ok - 7/22/2007

Like all places Corona has positive and negatives and whether or not you will like the place depends on what you’re looking for. The housing, while expensive, is moderately priced based on Southern California standards and is much better than neighboring Orange County. Most of the newer areas were built within the last 20 years so a lot of areas are clean and in good shape. It seems to be a family oriented city with lots of nice subdivisions, all done in the California style. There’s quite a few chain stores and restaurants close by so it’s the typical CA metropolis suburb. The city is mostly on the grid system so it’s easy to navigate your way around. The view of the mountains is really nice and you can get to Palm Springs, Vegas, etc. easier than you can other areas around L.A. Neighboring Riverside has some additional attractions. The main negative is that the air quality there is terrible, even by L.A. standards. Do your research on air quality before moving here (or anywhere in CA) or you’ll be sorry. Riverside County routinely ranks as having some of the worst air quality in the U.S. (but better than San Bernardino County) and breathing in this air 24-7 has to have long-term health affects. There’s a brown/gray haze that covers the area particularly in the summer. Summer weather can also get quite hot (much more so than the rest of L.A.) but at least it’s not humid. Traffic can be a killer on the 91 especially if you’re commuting east towards Orange County or L.A. I have no idea how people are able to make that commute each day. It’s also a long way from the beach during the summer weekend rush hour. If you have to live in this area then Corona is by far the best place to be in Riverside County. If you can afford it Yorba Linda is in the O.C. and has better air quality. If you can live further south also check out Temecula. Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

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Connor
Foothill Ranch, CA

Property Crime. - 6/29/2007

Lived there for 18 months. Car was broken into twice, one was an attempted theft. Neighbor's house was broken into. Another neighbor had her garage spray painted. Lots of vandalism in general. All this in one of the "nice" neighborhoods. It's really unfortunate because there are so many nice people there. A lot of the "nicer homes" are located near lower income areas...where I'm sure all my stereo equipment ended up :( Traffic is ridiculous and the 91 freeway is a dead stop most of the time. 100+ temps in the summer. My suggestion - move as close to the 241 Toll-Road as possible, and further away from the Freeway. Get alarms on EVERYTHING...home and car. Don't worry about violent crimes, but there are A LOT of trouble-making teenagers who would love to steal your stuff! Look at the crime stats...relatively low violent crime, and VERY high property crime. All-in-all, I'm glad I moved!

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chang
Corona, CA

corona - 12/7/2006

Best city to do business and to live in throughout inland empire

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Lois
Corona, CA

Traffic is horrible - 8/13/2006

Traffic is a log-jam in and around the city of Corona anytime of the day or night. More and more homes are built but the infastructure, such as roads, are not being built. It is a nightmare to get around.

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Sam
Corona, CA

Great Place To Live - 8/8/2006

Great place, nice weather, nice people.

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ryan
Corona, CA

91 & 15 Freeways - 6/19/2006

The 91 E/W and 15 N/S feeways are the two freeways that run through corona. The traffic, because of the boom in population, is terrible most of the time, everyday of the week.

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HECTOR
Corona, CA

The Perfect neighborhood - 6/14/2006

We have been living in Corona for about 6 months and my family loves it. It's up in the hills where the traffic is almost nothing specially since we live in a culder sack. The homes are all in excellent conditions and the noise levels are minimal. I recommend the area. 92882

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Joel
Corona, CA

Homes are breaking $400 a square foot - 6/6/2006

In some areas of corona the homes are breaking $400 per square foot. Southern corona in particular. You can see all available homes At Http://www.joelrealestate.com There are a few nicer restaurants that have come in this year. If you get a chance try the fish house off of Cajalco, 9 to 10 types of fresh oysters and great micro brewed beers. Cheers

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Katherine
Corona, CA

Cost of Living-Housing in Corona, CA - 5/17/2006

High rising prices of homes are driving out residents in this area. A lot of OC (Orange County) families have moved into this area because of the easy commute to the OC and the cheaper housing costs, though still quite high compared to the rest of the US. The average 3 bedroom, two bath home here costs about $350,000 and the newer the more costly.

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