Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar


Diamond Bar is a primarily residential community located in the eastern part of greater Los Angeles, in the San Gabriel Valley. It sits 27 miles from downtown LA, where the Pomona and Orange freeways meet. Diamond Bar claims having built the first hydrogen fueling station in Southern California. The city of Diamond Bar was a Mexican land grant, called Rancho Los Nogales, an area comprised of 4,340 acres in 1840. Over the years that followed, the land was one of the largest working cattle ranches in the Western United States. The acreage was divided several times, and Transamerica Corporation ultimately acquired what is now Diamond Bar with the intention of forming a large-scale master planned community. That plan was not built out to its desired scale, although the community, which saw its first residential homes constructed in the 1960’s, is for the most part the epitome of a suburban neighborhood. Diamond Bar is home to notable residents like rapper Snoop Dogg, and baseball player Rod Carew. Nigel Tufnel, member of the rock bank Spinal Tap, has a mini horse farm called Pantera Park within the borders of Diamond Bar.

Diamond Bar hosts a championship-quality golf course, and is close to the Brea Mall and Mt. San Antonio Junior College. Residents enjoy a small-town feel within their community, participating in Bingo nights, Moms’ Clubs, and neighborhood picnics. There is an annual holiday home decorating contest, and families spend time at local parks with skate facilities and nature trails. Diamond Bar has a thriving senior population that plans activities to strengthen neighborhood bonds and keep older community members healthy and happy.

The Los Angeles City Sheriff’s Department serves the city of Diamond Bar. School children in southern Diamond Bar attend schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, and families in the northern part of the city send their children to Pomona Valley District schools. Diamond Bar has a population of 55,514 residents, 52.2% of which are Asian and 33.2 of which are white. Housing is 81% owner occupied, and homes are primarily located along Diamond Bar Boulevard and Brea Canyon Boulevard. Diamond Bar enjoys proximity to the Inland Empire to the east and Orange County to the south. Surrounding communities include Walnut, Chino Hills, Rowland Heights, and Pomona.




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