West Covina is a city in Los Angeles County with a population of 107,745 (2006). In 1923, West Covina was incorporated to keep the city of Covina from building a sewage farm there. As suburban development replaced the city's agricultural base, West Covina was the fastest growing city in the United States for several years in the 1950s. Today, it remains the fastest growing city in the valley.
West Covina is primarily comprised of upper middle class and upscale neighborhoods with multi-million dollar homes. Strict city ordinances have helped maintain the city's beauty. Due to its rapid growth and development, it has attracted many popular restaurant chains, retailers and car dealerships. There are also two large shopping malls in West Covina. For lovers of Asian cuisine, the city boasts a Hong Kong Supermarket, which houses Filipino, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese and Indonesian restaurants.
Visitors to West Covina enjoy its many shopping and dining opportunities as well as easy access to Los Angeles and other nearby cities. There are also approximately 18 community colleges and four-year universities within a 30-mile radius of the city.