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Old 01-29-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Hello I'm new to the forum and I have a few questions. I am moving to the L.A. area and I was wondering about Covina. I've found very few threads on Covina. I need to know how the crime, housing cost, schools are like. I have kids aged 7 up to 13. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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Start here:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Covina-California.html
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I've found very few threads on Covina.
Here are a couple more: Should I move to Covina, CA or somewhere close by?
and Is charteroak a city ?
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the help, now I get how the site works now. Anyway I've been told that the South Hills neighborhood in West Covina is the best in the area so me and my wife will try to look for homes there. Can anyone tell me what the public schools here are like?
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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South Hills is in Covina and is on the other side of the 10 freeway. It is the best area of Covina, but that's not saying much. South Hills consists of mostly very dated tract houses built in the 60's and 70's which were cutting edge when the Partridge Family was on prime time.

Covina has a lot of Hispanic gangs now. Azusa, Covina and West Covina are really not places you'd want to live. The only place in that area that's decent is Glendora, which is head and shoulders above Covina.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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I grew up in West Covina and Covina and those and surrounding cities have gone downhill dramatically. Agree with ^ on the Hispanic gangs part and want to add there are also Asian gangs too. Schools in the area are meh- I don't even think South Hills High School is that good under the surface. Look further south to Walnut and Diamond Bar- much better and last I heard had very good schools. Unless time has changed those areas too...
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Look further south to Walnut and Diamond Bar- much better and last I heard had very good schools.
Walnut USD (which covers most of Walnut and the southern portion of Diamond Bar) is still ranked quite high ... and it'll show in the housing prices. But that goes with the other areas too - good schools, good safety, high prices.

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:21 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I've been told that the South Hills neighborhood is the best in the area.... Can anyone tell me what the public schools here are like?
South Hills has the best ranked schools in that area. Make sure you check out all the elementary schools, since South Hills' school district, Covina Valley Unified, serves areas of Irwindale (not so great) also. South Hills High School is the highest ranked of the four high schools in that district.
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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Covina has a very nice community. The suburbs are very clean,family oriented. South Hills High is a great school,it's near the golf course in West Covina. The homes in South Hills are are a little more expensive. Right on the hilly area. Lots of newly built home above Sandy Hill Drive. West Covina shopping is great! the Mall is really expanding. It is offering so much for the people who live there and so much to do.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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South Hills is still the highest in the district, but they're not as well ranked as they used to be. When I was in high school, they were par to Walnut High. Nowadays, they're behind.

South Hills High - West Covina - California Schools Guide - Los Angeles Times
Walnut High - Walnut - California Schools Guide - Los Angeles Times

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West Covina shopping is great! the Mall is really expanding. It is offering so much for the people who live there and so much to do.
Great for the shopper ... or great for the shopping thieves?
Mall Parking Thefts CBS Los Angeles
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