Rowland Heights Travel Guide

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Rowland Heights was originally part of the Workman Temple homestead in California\'s rancho days. Rowland Heights has grown significantly during the 1990s. Originally built on a pig farm that covered much of modern day Rowland Heights, the Rowland Homestead was mostly orange groves until the eastward sprawl from Los Angeles spawned lower middle-class communities and affordable housing developments then formed. As the 60 freeway was extended beyond the western boundary, the community continued growth equal to that of most communities in Southern Calfornia. Development next to the freeway, zoned for industrial investment, eventually helped to support the housing developments that continued well into the twenty-first century. The original John A. Rowland homestead is now behind the 99 Ranch Market near the corner of Gale Avenue and Nogales Street.

Since the 1980s, many upper-middle-class immigrants from Taiwan and South Korea have settled heavily in the hillside homes of Rowland Heights (and in neighboring regions such as Hacienda Heights, Walnut, and Diamond Bar). Additionally, working-class Latinos have settled in the lower, flat sections. The city has developed an eclectic suburban \"Chinatown\" and \"Koreatown\", mostly in the form of upscale strip malls mostly on Colima Road, with another concentration around Nogales St.

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