Introduction to Covina, California
Covina, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles NE of West Covina, California (center to center) and 17 miles N of Anaheim, California. The city is situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley. It includes a large Hispanic population. Covina is regarded as a suburb and includes light industry. The municipality is a prominent retail center for the valley and features a year-round Mediterranean type climate.
The city was established in 1882 by Joseph Swift Phillips and was incorporated in 1901. The early settlers cleared out cactus, giant sunflowers as well as caster beans to establish farms. Covina was a major orange producer from the 1880s until the 1950s. Grapefruits were also grown in the area. After World War II ended the orange groves were replaced with homes.
- Firehouse Jail Museum
- Features one of the largest movie theater venues in the county
- Historic Heritage House
- Covina Center for the Performing Arts
- Downtown Street Market takes place once a week
- Covin's Farmers Market
- Family Night at the Civic Center Park downtown
- The Downtown area is popular for shopping and includes a wide variety of restaurants
The nearby San Gabriel Mountains provide opportunities for boating, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities. The city hosts a variety of festivals. Residents enjoy the nearby Southern California theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott'sberry Farm, Raging Waters and Ontario Mills and the wide variety of entertainment opportunities located in Los Angeles. The ocean and the desert landscape are close by. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the area's scenic courses.
The city is served by the nearby Ontario International Airport.