Eastvale is a city located in northwestern Riverside County, California, the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Its boundaries extend from Hellman Avenue to the West (the San Bernardino County Line), Bellgrave Avenue to the North (also the San Bernardino County Line), the Santa Ana River and Norco to the South, and Interstate 15 to the East.
The Los Angeles County line is approximately 8 miles northwest of Eastvale, while the Orange County line is approximately 5 miles to the southwest. The proximity of these last two heavily commercialized counties, and the fact that Eastvale is roughly squared between Interstate 15 and California State Routes 91, 60, and 71, has made Eastvale popular for those that commute to these counties for employment, making Eastvale a commuter town.
Eastvale, once a rural area, was predominantly dairy farms and agricultural until the late 1990s. At that time, the area started to suburbanize to accommodate the influx of people coming from neighboring Orange and Los Angeles Counties seeking affordable housing.