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Old 10-10-2008, 01:50 AM
 
Location: los osos, CA
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my fiance are thinking about going to the university in pomona and were wondering if pomona is a good place to live, are there areas we need to avoid, or is there a city near by that would be better for us?
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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I'd look to the north. Perhaps Montclair or Claremont. There are some nice neighborhoods in both places. I don't care for Pomona. To me it looks unsafe and run down.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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LAVERNE IS AWSOME! its very safe and has a small town feel to it. also, chino is good and walnut being the closest to cpu.
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I'd look to the north. Perhaps Montclair or Claremont. There are some nice neighborhoods in both places. I don't care for Pomona. To me it looks unsafe and run down.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:19 AM
 
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I went to Cal Poly. I'd steer clear of Pomona, except for the area around Cal Poly and the Phillips Ranch area. There is a lot of gang activity and violent crime in the central part of the city. Cal Poly is on the far west side. Most people wouldn't guess it was within Pomona. Technically it is, but it's far removed from the really bad areas.

Walnut, Diamond Bar, Claremont, La Verne and San Dimas are nearby and considered very safe.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I grew up in Pomona and lived there up until I graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona. I lived in the northeast corner of the city which for a long time has been one of the safer and cleaner areas of the city. My Mom still lives there by herself and when I visit her I do not see the things that suggest criminal activity like graffiti. I have the impression that at 4'11", she's still safe. With that said, I agree with those who point to other places as better places to live. Pomona has changed a lot in 30 years. The city has suffered from a series of setbacks that it is still trying to recover from - namely, the closing of the General Dynamics facility.

Anyway, Pomona is comprised mostly of working class neighborhoods. The housing stock is generally over 50 years old. My Mom's tract house was built in 1953. If you choose to live in Pomona, the nicest areas in Pomona, in my opinion, are Ganesha Hills, Phillips Ranch, Lincoln Park, and the area immediately around Cal Poly. In fact, if I were to live in Pomona, I'd choose Lincoln Park...lots of nice turn-of-the-century homes there.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: San Bernardino County (previously L.A.)
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I live in RC. I went to Cal Poly Pomona from 1996 - 1998 & then again from 2001 - 2006. I always felt safe on the campus. It's a nice campus & there are a couple of small areas of Pomona that are nice to live, but overall, it's not known as a good city. You definitely don't want to live anywhere near Holt Blvd.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Pomona, CA
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I grew up in Pomona and lived there up until I graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona. I lived in the northeast corner of the city which for a long time has been one of the safer and cleaner areas of the city. My Mom still lives there by herself and when I visit her I do not see the things that suggest criminal activity like graffiti. I have the impression that at 4'11", she's still safe. With that said, I agree with those who point to other places as better places to live. Pomona has changed a lot in 30 years. The city has suffered from a series of setbacks that it is still trying to recover from - namely, the closing of the General Dynamics facility.

Anyway, Pomona is comprised mostly of working class neighborhoods. The housing stock is generally over 50 years old. My Mom's tract house was built in 1953. If you choose to live in Pomona, the nicest areas in Pomona, in my opinion, are Ganesha Hills, Phillips Ranch, Lincoln Park, and the area immediately around Cal Poly. In fact, if I were to live in Pomona, I'd choose Lincoln Park...lots of nice turn-of-the-century homes there.
MIKEETC is on target with this assessment. I would add to his "nicest" list the Yorba district (east of the Fairplex) and the residential area northeast of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, just west of Towne Avenue and south of I-10.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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I'd look to the north. Perhaps Montclair or Claremont. There are some nice neighborhoods in both places. I don't care for Pomona. To me it looks unsafe and run down.
It looks that way because IT IS that way.
I use to have a radio show in Pomona back in 89 and it was going to hell then. There are great cities five ten minutes east off the 10 and 60. Montclair (so, so) Upland, Claremont (pricey, but worth it) . Fifteen minutes down the ten, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Alto Loma. In all of these cities the North part of each tends to be the nicest. Even North Pomona (screams) NORTH is rather nice. Anything North of the 10 is nicer. But stay away form South of Garey or Holt....eeeek! The nicest part near the 60, Phillips Ranch, is very nice. Somehow I never felt like it was really part of Pomona. Ganesha Hills is nice but to close to the hellish part for me. Still gotta stop and get gas. Lincoln Park is nice as well. Good Luck. I use to live in Walnut and would cross the street to practice piano at Cal Poly (Piano Major) this was in 84...and WALNUT IS still the nicest city...Laverne is nice as well. To sum it up, ANYTHING BUT POMONA. LOL!

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:19 AM
 
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Phillips Ranch, nice area, less than 10 minutes to Cal Poly.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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So, I am looking at a home that is on W 4th St. near Mission Blvd and Central Park. Scary?
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