Upland is a city in San Bernardino County, California. Originally established as an irrigation colony by George and William Chaffey, when founded, it was a small, rural town based on agriculture, specifically citrus fruits and grapes. Upland incorporated on May 15, 1906 after previously being named North Ontario. Present-day Upland maintains many of the same features. Established suburban neighborhoods, tree-lined street reminiscent of depictions in Americana, views of the foothills, as well as many of the older, adobe and ranch-style houses give Upland its charm and character. Upland boasts access to two major interstates, historic route 66, numerous sprawling parks and The Commons Shopping Center. Upland is also known worldwide for it’s role in Skateboarding culture as the “badlands” mainly due to its geographic location and the Pipeline Skate Park which operated in Upland from 1977 to 1988, and which played a major role in the advent of Vertical Pool and Pipe Skateboarding.
Upland is home to Cable Airport, the world’s largest family-owned, public use, general aviation airport.
According to the City’s 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the top employers in the city are: San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland Unified School District, Kohl’s, Insurance Agency Network
Students in the city attend schools in the Upland Unified School District. The city also hosts a number of secular and non-secular private schools.