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One thing that especially stands out about West Covina in Los Angeles County is its redevelopment efforts. The city of West Covina doesn't mince words when it describes its transformation from "an eyesore to what is now a point of destination, offering outdoor recreational opportunities as well as retail and professional services." The city is virtually new in terms of the major construction and renovations that have created shopping attractions such as the Major Auto Plaza that includes 8 dealerships, Edwards Entertainment Center), Big League Dreams sporting facility, and dining destinations such as Restaurant Row and The Curve.

Shoppers come to West Covina Heights, South Hills Plaza, Samantha Courtyard) and the Citrus Grove, to spend money, which helps provide a strong financial base for the residential city of the more than 100,000 residents.

Like so many cities in and around Los Angeles, West Covina was initially known for its walnut groves and orange groves through the early 1900s. And like so many others, West Covina became one of the fastest growing city between 1950 and 1960 in the United States with the population increasing 1,000 per cent from less than 5,000 to more than 50,000 citizens.

When visiting, be sure to check out the West Covina Sportsplex made up of four components, which include the commercial development, Big League Dreams Sports Park and an 18-hole championship Public Golf Course. Big League Dreams Sports Park features batting cages, a multi-use pavilion that can be use as a soccer field, ice hockey rink, and can be rented out as a hall. It also has 6 high quality ball fields that replicate sporting landmarks like Yankee Stadium, Tiger Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium and Edison Field. It is a shining star in the city and even non-athletes will appreciate its unique design. The recipient of 10 national awards, this sports park allows kids of all ages to dream big, themselves!

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