Located in an area where rolling hills and trees abound in a country like setting, the city of Diamond Bar is a great place to live. The City of Diamond Bar has been recognized for its love of nature and tree maintenance as it received its first distinction of being recognized as a Tree City USA in 2001 and has maintained its designation each year since.
The city boasts nine public elementary schools, three middle schools and two public high schools including a few that have won the California Blue Ribbon Award for Superior Academic Performance. Diamond Bar schools have a great reputation for academic excellence from preschool to high school and this factor is one of the main reasons many home buyers and families desire to move to Diamond Bar. California Polytechnic State College-Pomona, Fullerton State College and Mount San Antonio Community College are a few of the post-secondary colleges and institutions that are available in the surrounding cities, a few just a few miles away. Diamond Bar is conveniently situated where the Orange Freeway(57) and Pomona (60) Freeways intersect which allows easy freeway access to the San Gabriel, Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
In addition, the city has over ten recreational parks, including one with a skateboard park, with varying trails and recreational offerings and is home to a Los Angeles County golf course—Diamond Bar Golf Course. It also has a newly built community center, which is available to the public for rental, that is located atop Summitridge Park and has a spectacular view of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Although predominately a residential community, Diamond Bar is actively redeveloping local eateries, hotels and access to shopping within the city. Although currently, shopping, fine dining and entertainment are all within a few miles away in the surrounding cities no matter which direction you travel.
Many cities in sunny Southern California are great places to live; however, Diamond Bar offers the best of both worlds, small town living with big city amenities accessible nearby.
Nef Cortez has been a licensed real estate broker and has held various positions in the real estate and mortgage industry for over 25 years. If you would like to read more of Nef's timely advice (with the latest FREE info on local foreclosures), visit his website at Diamond Bar CA Real Estate or read his blog at A Slice of So Cal Real Estate