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Old 03-14-2008, 11:52 AM
Location: Washington, DC
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I may be taking a new job in Pomona within the next couple of months and I'm looking for some guidance on some towns to live in. I have gotten feedback in regards to the following town as great places to live:

-Chino Hills
-Diamond Bar

I also got a chance to check out Old Town Pasadena last weekend and I loved it. I'm a single, well educated, young professional and would like to live in a town with a lot of like minded people. Somewhere where there are a lot of activities going on and educated, professional, single young people. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:17 PM
Location: LA
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I wouldn't live east of Pomona except for maybe Claremont, the traffic would be horrible. As for towns with well educated, single young professionals, I don't think you're going to find that in the immediate vicinity of Pomona. Brea and Fullerton to the south might be worth looking into since there is a university there, but from my understanding Cal Poly grads get out of Pomona as soon as they graduate. Pasadena is a nice place, but its a pretty good trek to get to Pomona from there, even though it is a reverse commute and traffic probably wouldn't be too bad. You may also want to check the towns east of pasadena like arcadia and monrovia, both are very nice towns that would help cut your commute to pomona while still keep you relatively close to pasadena.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:38 PM
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Hi, I'm an Alumni of Cal Poly. First, Cal Poly is not in Pomona it's just on the outskirts. I lived in that area for two years. The all of the areas you mentioned will be fine. The closest being Walnut. I woukd also suggest West Covina / Covina or San Dimas areas. WC is about ten minutes from Pomona and if you are going there in the morning you'll be going against traffic. The same is true of Diamond Bar and Brea. If you are in Claremont, Montclair or Ontario, you'll get caught in the commuting to L.A. traffic.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:29 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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Hello, I grew up near the areas you are inquiring. Walnut, Diamond Bar and Chino Hills are all residential cities filled mostly with educated, upper-middle class families. Not much to do, but perfectly safe. Having grown up in the area, if we were looking for a place to hang out nearby, we'd drive to Old Town Pasadena. In recent years, Claremont has revived the Village with more (non-chain) restaurants, a wine bar and more shops. Brea is another residential area. Nearby Fullerton has a nice Old Town area that's filled with a few jazz clubs, restaurants and bars.

For Pasadena, the commute may be a little awkward. You will be going against the traffic (while on the 210) but I am not sure about the rest of the drive when you will need to switch freeways (57 and 10).

Someone suggested La Verne or San Dimas. This is a great alternative, similar atmosphere as the other cities you've mentioned, but taking side streets to Pomona is easy. And if you have a desire to go to Pasadena, it's a simple jump onto the 210.

Good luck with your move and new job!
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Location: Washington, DC
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Since I like to be around the action I think Old Town Pasadena would be great. I love that place.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:01 PM
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Old Pasadena is very nice area. You should be okay with the commute. If you are traveling durnig rush hour, you'll be going against traffic biorh ways. That's the way it was when I commuted from L.A. to CSU Pomona.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Location: Somewhere out there.
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Pasadena is too far... unless you like to commute. Try San Dimas or Claremont. I would check out Claremont first, then San Dimas. I don't know much about the other areas you mentioned since I've only driven through them.
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