Eastvale, California, is a rapidly growing community tucked away in the northwestern corner of Riverside County. Located about an hour outside of Los Angeles, Eastvale was once a small town mostly occupied by dairy farms. Today, it is a thriving suburban town. Like the rest of Southern California, Eastvale was once a part of Mexico. In 1838, the Mexican Governor of California granted a roughly 40,000-acre parcel of land known as Rancho Jurupa to Juan Bandini, a settler of Spanish descent. Rancho Jurupa was located in present-day San Bernardino County and Riverside County and included the land that would one day become Eastvale.
In 1848, with the end of the Mexican-American War, California became a territory of the United States. Bandini supported the Americans during the war and kept his land grant when California gained statehood in 1850. Eventually, financial problems led Bandini to portion out and sell much of his land. In 1893, Riverside County separated from San Bernardino County and San Diego County. It was during this time that the name “East Vale” was first used, though, at the time, the name referred only to a school district within the county.
During these early years, Eastvale was still primarily a farming community. Much of the land was a part of the Fuller Ranch, owned by the Fuller family from 1889 until 1954. Things changed for Eastvale with the tech boom of the 1990s. Residents of Los Angeles and Orange County flocked to towns like Eastvale in search of affordable housing and a home away from the bustle of the city. In the mid-2000s, efforts to incorporate Eastvale gained traction. In 2010, residents voted to incorporate, and on October 1, 2010, Eastvale officially became a city.
In the decade since incorporation, Eastvale has continued to grow and thrive. Eastvale has significantly benefitted from its location on the edge of California’s Inland Empire. This expansive region contains several suburbs like Eastvale, as well as several National Parks, including the San Bernardino National Forest and Joshua Tree National Park. These gorgeous natural landscapes make the perfect escape from the traffic and crowds of Los Angeles.
The Inland Empire is also known for its thriving music scene, which dates back to the 1980s. Several popular rock bands, including Rage Against the Machine and No Doubt, got their start in Riverside, about 20 miles outside of Eastvale. Indie music and hip-hop are also popular in the area. Aspiring artists or music lovers will find plenty of venues in the Inland Empire where up-and-coming bands can be heard.
Unfortunately, humans aren’t the only ones flocking to the Eastvale area. Pests like cockroaches and ants love the warm climate in Eastvale just as much as we do. A number of gopher species are native to the region and love to tunnel underground and destroy your yard. If you’ve made your home in Eastvale, don’t resign yourself to dealing with these pests. Call us today at Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control, and we’ll handle your gopher or other pest problems.