West Covina's economy is thriving as the community is home to over 3,000 businesses. The community itself fosters an excellent business to business environment as there are no utility taxes as well as low permit fees in West Covina. The top industries of employment in West Covina include arts and recreation, retail, construction and small businesses.
The city of West Covina is served by six different school districts: Baldwin Park School District, Bassett School District, Covina-Valley School District, Hacienda-La Puente School District, Rowland Unified School District, and Walnut Valley Unified School District. Additionally, there are numerous private school districts located within the area.
Five excellent community colleges are situated in the area: Citrus Community College, Mount San Antonio College, Rio Hondo Community College, Whittier College and Pasadena City College. There are also a number of four year universities in the area including California State Polytechnic University Pomona, California State University Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna College, Occidental College, Pitzer College and University of La Verne.
There is always something to see or do in the city of West Covina. Every Saturday morning, the city has a Farmer's Market complete with a Street Fair. The entire festival features a variety of fruits, unique gifts and crafts all as local folk and pop music. A number of local events take place in West Covina each month as well. Previous events have included performances at the West Covina Symphony Orchestra, local dances for Senior Citizens, Art Shows/Fairs and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
A few points of interest in West Covina include the Taylor House and Heritage Park as well as Hurst Ranch. Other points of interest in the surrounding areas include Disneyland, The Getty Museum, El Molino Viejo—which gives a great insight into early life in California, The Huntington Gardens, the Downey Museum of Art, The Glass House and the Norton Simon Museum of Art, among a long list of others.
Parks & Recreation
There is never a shortage of recreational activities to do in or near West Covina. Many recreational activities provided by the city. A number of golf courses thrive in the area, such as the South Hills Country Club, Industry Hills at Pacific Palms Conference Resort, Los Angeles Royal Vista Golf Course, and the Wildwood Mobile Country Club.
West Covina residents are also fortunate enough to live near some of California's most beautiful beaches including Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Redondo and Manhattan Beach. And for skiers and snowboarders, residents are only two hours away from Big Bear Ski Resort.
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