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Mike, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

were is a good place to live near pomona california?

Asked by Mike, San Francisco, CA Sat Aug 4, 2007

I'm moving to so Cal and want to find a good place to live near my job in pomona, ca.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 25, 2012
Pomona is a fantastic little city, which frankly gets a really bad rap from surrounding little towns and folks who really hardly know Pomona. It gets this bad mouthed mainly because like any city you have great areas and bad areas.. If you've lived in LA as long as I have you'd see Pomona as a true city with a multi cultural mix of Good and Bad.. I love the diversity of Pomona. I can go Antiquing, Thrifting, Do the Art Walk and find groovy little Ma and Pa restaurants in Pomona. Thank God theres hardly any big chain shopping in Pomona... I can even see some of the best night life East of Los Angeles via the Historic Fox Theatre.

The Architecture is diverse from Craftsmen period homes to Large Tudor style churches and Googie style business. Plus it's only 40mins to LA you can get there by Metro or car its 45 mins to the beach and 15 to the Mountains, 25 min. to Pasadena via the 210 fwy.

There's a lot of cute little towns surrounding Pomona which have unique charm, but none of them are like a true "city," thats why people think Pomona's not as nice because they've never really lived long enough in a major metropolitan City i.e.. Los Angeles, New York, SF etc. Yes, Pomona has Homeless folks and Crime. But Heck, what major city doesn't? I would be board out of my mind living in the perfect Suburban Hell!

Who wants to have a Cookie Cutter Picturesque sheltered life in the Suburbs when you can enjoy making friends with your friendly neighborhood hobo, and get inspired to help? Or trip out on you crazy Artist neighbor who inspires you to break the mold of ordinary existence. Just for the record I've never felt unsafe or scared in Pomona. I'm just shocked that so many people say bad things about Pomona and yet Claremont gets all the attention when Claremont wouldn't even be the city it is today if it wasn't for Pomona giving them their College..

The suburb is safe and Pomona well... Lets just say its exciting eclectic and real.
As far as I'm concerned "Pomona Rocks!!"
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 3, 2012
you need to be care full some places in pomona are not good places and i live in pomona. You dont want to live near holt or mission and some other area if you have the income move to covina or walnut that a just 10 min away good luck and do your home work things are not always how they look
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 26, 2009
Historic Lincoln Park is among the best places to live. It is similar to areas of Claremont and Pasadena with the older charm and tree lined streets, however without the expensive price. Several months ago LP was the featured article in the Los Angeles Times newspaper Real Estate Section. Take a drive between Monroe and Columbia and stay west of Towne and east of Garey. Email any questions to
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 27, 2007
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 26, 2007
Hi Mike,

There are wonderful areas near Pomona, and you could find a great place to live in any one of them. But, don't discount Pomona itself. This city is growing and changing and there are some great real estate opportunities if you know where to look. There are even some parts of the city that share the Claremont school district which adds value to the home.

I live in Claremont myself and think that it is a lovely place to live. I also like Upland, La Verne, Montclair, San Dimas, Glendora, Chino, Chino Hills, Phillips Ranch, Diamond Bar, Ontario and most of the neighboring communities.

To echo what others have said, the definition of a "Good Place To Live" changes for each person asking the question. California in general is a good place to live, but not all of it works for everyone. Where are you moving from? When are you moving? Are you looking for a house or a condo? What is your budge, Do you want to Rent or Own? Do you have children? Do you have pets? Do you drive freeways? All of these are important questions to consider.

I would be happy to help you find a wonderful home here in my neck of the woods. As the #1 ranked Realtor in Claremont (According to Active Rain Real Estate Network) I am uniquely qualified to help you in your search. Feel free to give me a call or drop me a line. And be sure to visit my Claremont Blog site for additional information about that area specificially.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Take care,

Tisza Major-Posner, Keller Williams, Claremont/La Verne
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 15, 2007
Hi Mike,

Where you live now, your favorite things about your area now, and the things you would change will influence your choices for your next community.

My comment come as a former South Cal resident. I lived in Orange County and bought my first townhouse in Ontario, CA. For a long list of reasons, Ontario and I were not a hit, and I quickly left headed to the coastal area. It wasn't convenient for my work, my social life and the air quality there was challenging for me. Air quality around South Cal has improved.

VERY NEAR POMONA: Claremont, CA just made the list of CNN's Money Magazine top 10 bet places to live. See the link below, and the paper copy is on newsstands now. Great small town feel, has a small downtown with shops, boutiques, and lots of trees.

NORTHERN ORANCE COUNTY: Brea and Yorba Linda were mentioned earlier and both of those communities are wonderful. Both are suburban, with Yorba Linda having less of a commercial bent since it extends further from the freeways. Brea has a large regional mall, and larger strip mall centers.

INLAND FOOTHILLS: Rancho Cucamonga, Upland allow easy access to Big Bear and mountains if that is a potential recreation destination for you. Prices may be a bit more affordable the further inland you go.

LA COUNTY AND FOOTHILLS: Sierra Madre has a small town feel; Pasadena is larger, and will be a 30-40 minute commute without traffic.

Consider how you will want to spend your free time. Those activities will also influence the pals and new friends you make. Are you most comfortable in a very suburban environment? Will you want access to beaches? Mountains? LA?

Don’t forget to consider commute times and traffic patterns when considering anywhere in Southern California.

Last comment……almost anywhere in Southern California is a wonderful place to live!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 5, 2007
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
Depends on how far you are willing to commute for your job, but here are some of the cities that I wouldn't mind living in near Pomona. They all have their own advantages, I'll list what I know below.

If you are looking to commute less than 20 minutes: Diamond Bar (proximity to Rowland Heights, variety of restaurants especially Asian, mostly residential), Rancho Cucamonga (from what I've seen when visiting friends and family, it's a quaint area). Ontario, if you want to consider that city (I've never actually been) has a somewhat major airline there so if you're planning on traveling that might be convenient for you. Keep in mind that the cities mentioned so far are very different from the Bay Area--there is much more vacant land, everything is less densely populated and built up.

If you don't mind commuting a little further, Brea and Yorba Linda is also nice, more residential, more urban with shopping malls and such. I originally grew up in the city of Orange, which is near Anaheim Hills and I absolutely loved it there. There was a satisfactory amount and variety of restaurants, strip malls, shopping centers, social scene, night life, etc. So if you're willing to move there and you don't mind the commute, which will be about 30-45 minutes normally, I would recommend those cities. Congratulations on your job and good luck on your search!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 4, 2007
There are a lot of great neighborhoods around Pomona. What is important? Easy freeway access? The airport? Schools? More info will help us better direct you.
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