Founded in 1913, Fontana is the second largest city in San Bernardino County, and the 20th largest in the State. Fontana transformed from a once rural farming community of the early 1900s to a bustling manufacturing center, thanks to Henry J. Kaiser’s steel mill operations during World War II. His legacy lives on at the Fontana Kaiser Permanente Facility, which now employs more than 5,000 people.
Today, more than 210,000 people call the City of Fontana home. Fontana’s low crime rate, affordable housing, diversity, and below average unemployment rate has made the city one of the fastest growing in California and a trendsetter in San Bernardino County. Despite the city’s rapid growth, Fontana still maintains a hometown atmosphere. Temperate southern California weather allows the City to host festivals, parades and walks/races throughout the year (including the Fontana Days Half Marathon, considered the fastest half-marathon course in the world).