Founded in 1882, the city of Covina sits alongside its sibling, West Covina, and has a population of about 48,000. As of 2009, the city’s household median income was estimated at $63,000 while the estimated median value for homes or condos was about $390,000.
The city mixes commercial and residential areas, and you can find a blend of old and new—apartment buildings alongside older Craftsman-style homes with large front porches—on many of the streets, like Badillo Avenue where it runs past the centrally-located Covina Park (near Intercommunity Hospital).
Even though its name derives from putting “cove” and “vine” together, vineyards didn’t make Covina a booming town in the early 1900s. By 1909, in fact, Covina had become the third largest producer of oranges—not wine or grapes—in the world.
The broad, flat stretches of land in the city were an ideal soil for growing citrus crops, and, as late as the 1950s, the city still claimed to be producing the world’s best oranges.
Though no freeways pass through the city, Covina is opportunely located near several freeways which are easily accessed: the 10 San Bernardino, 210 Foothill, 605 San Gabriel River Freeway and 57 Orange Freeway. The city also belongs to the Metrolink Commuter system, with a train stop located on Citrus Avenue just north of the city’s downtown.
The flagship of the city’s downtown, where you’ll find a cluster of shops and restaurants on Citrus Avenue, is the Covina Center for the Performing Arts. This majestic venue recently received a multimillion dollar remodeling job and features an ongoing schedule of theatrical events.
For those more inclined to celluloid instead of live theatrical performances, the city also has one of the largest movie multiplexes in the county, the AMC 30, located on Azusa Avenue where it intersects with Arrow Highway.
Covina is a city of constant change, and another example of that is the recent remodel to Heritage Plaza Park, at the corner of Citrus Avenue and San Bernardino Road. Today visitors to the park will find that it has been renovated to create a town square-style open space for all kinds of community events. In the midst of a busy Los Angeles metropolis, then, Covina strives to preserve something of its small-town heritage. Covina Ca 91722 homes for sale. Covina Ca 91723 homes for sale.