Introduction to Norco, California
Norco, California is 4 miles N of Corona, California (center to center) and 8 miles W of Riverside, California. It is in Riverside County. The city is part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metro area. The population of Norco is 24,157.
The city of Norco was originally a part of a large Mexican land grant that was given to Vicenta Sepulveda. The name 'Norco' originates from either its North Corona location or the North Corona Land Company. It was given its current name by the city's founder, though earlier names like 'Citrus Belt' and 'Orchard Heights' are known to have existed. The land area was used basically for farming, but gradually underground mineral springs were discovered, which led to the opening of a posh club called the Norconian Club Resort; this turned out to be a favorite haunt of movie stars. The city has an animal oriented community and is, to date, one of the few California cities where horses are used as alternate modes of transportation. The city of Norco was incorporated in the year 1964.
Norco and nearby Attractions
- Norco Branch Riverside City and County Public Library
- Norco Animal Shelter
- Nellie Weaver Hall
- Norconian Lake
- Church of the Hill
- Kips Korner Park
Things To Do In Norco
The city of Norco has a few historical buildings like the County Library and Weaver Hall. These are ideal places to learn about the varied history of this city. The city also has an animal shelter and a rehabilitation center that are worth visiting. One of the more popular tourist destinations is the petting zoo called 'Critters To Go'. Additionally, the magnificent Norconian Lake offers a stunning view of the region. One can also visit the quaint churches lining the streets of this beautiful city. The Clark Field, Kips Korner Park, Ingalls Park and the River Trails Park offer excellent entertainment opportunities that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.
Ontario International Airport is the local airport.
Norco Higher Education
Chaffey Community College is nearby.