Diamond Bar is a city in eastern Los Angeles County, California. The population was 55,544 at the 2010 census. It is named after the “diamond over a bar” branding iron registered in 1918 by ranch owner Frederick E. Lewis.
Diamond Bar is primarily residential with shopping centers interspersed throughout the city. But Diamond Bar is also a city that border open space, where sharing living space with wildlife is a way of life. Deer, squirrels, raccoons, rattlesnakes, and coyotes are some of the wildlife. These animals provide great wildlife watching opportunities, but residents need to keep a respectful distance and not disturb their normal activities. Wild animals are by nature fearful of humans, but when intentionally or unintentionally given easy access to food and water sources, their behavior changes and they lose the fear. This leads to interactions and potentially conflicts between humans, pets, and wild animals.
When the United States government took over California, Diamond Bar Ranch was one of the largest working cattle ranches in the western U.S. Transamerica Corporation acquired the entire Diamond Bar Ranch in the 1950s for the purpose of developing one of the nation’s first master-planned communities. Transamerica gave the Diamond Bar name to its new community and incorporated the ranch’s familiar diamond and bar cattle brand into various logos (many of which are still in use today). The first houses in this development were built in 1960, adjacent to the future location of the Pomona Freeway, which was built through the area ten years later. The town’s development and population grew extremely quickly after that.
The city was incorporated on April 18, 1989. It is home to the extraordinary and breathtaking Diamond Bar Center, owned and operated by the City of Diamond Bar. It has 14,000 square feet of meeting space and all within minutes of four counties. Diamond Bar has nine parks, a county-owned 178-developed acre, 18-hole golf course, and a privately-owned Little League Field consisting of eight developed acres: four baseball fields (unlighted) and one snack bar. It also has the first hydrogen fueling station built in Southern California, near the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) building.
You can find more information and resources on Diamond Bar’s official website.
There are four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in the Pomona Unified School District and five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school in the Walnut Unified School District available to residents of Diamond Bar. For more information about the schools, please go to this webpage. For more information, please visit their webpage.