These Are The 10 Best Pomona Suburbs For 2018


We analyzed over 93 places around Pomona to identify the most kickass place to live.

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Big city living isn’t for everyone–but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks.

There’s the culture, the food, the arts, the food, the energy, and you know, the food. But there are drawbacks. There’s traffic, expensive parking, expensive housing–pretty much, expensive everything, depending on which big city you’re looking at.

But that’s where the suburbs come in–they have all of the benefits of being near big cities, without actually having to be big cities.

Of course, not all suburbs of Pomona are created equally, which is precisely why we set out to find the best ones. So without further ado…

Here are the 10 best suburbs around Pomona for 2018:

  1. Sierra Madre (Photos | Homes)
  2. San Marino (Photos | Homes)
  3. Yorba Linda (Photos | Homes)
  4. La Habra Heights (Homes)
  5. South Pasadena (Photos | Homes)
  6. Cerritos (Photos | Homes)
  7. Huntington Beach (Photos | Homes)
  8. Cypress (Photos | Homes)
  9. El Cerrito (Photos | Homes)
  10. Villa Park (Photos | Homes)

If you happen to be a resident of Sierra Madre, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list.

We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 Pomona ‘burbs better than the rest–but first, a bit about our methodology.

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Editor’s Note: If you see a slight difference between the best in state rankings and this suburb ranking, it’s because of the methodology. We needed a way to include more places, so we eliminated crime and commute times as criteria for this analysis.

How We Determined The Best Suburbs Around Pomona for 2018

Figuring out the best ‘burbs around Pomona was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible:

  • Low unemployment rate
  • High Median household incomes
  • Population density (lots of things to do)
  • High home values
  • A lot of college educated people
  • Low poverty
  • High rate of insured families

Then we used the newest American Community Survey data (2012-2016) to research each suburb.

FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of Pomona.

Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 3,000 people. This left us with a grand total of 93 suburbs to evaluate around Pomona.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 93 in each category, where 1 was the “best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a quality of life index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the “Best Suburb near Pomona.” We’re lookin’ at you, Sierra Madre.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best of the best. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the suburbs ranked from best to worst.

1. Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre, California

Population: 11,067
Unemployment Rate: 5.3%
Median Home Price: $861,200
Median Income: $95,256
More on Sierra Madre: Real Estate | Data

Sierra Madre is always mentioned as one of the best suburbs in the Pomona area. We’ll tell you the good about “Awesome Sierra Madre.”

Everyone here is rich; families average $95,256 a year, which is the 9th highest in the Pomona region. And only 5.3% are out of work. Homes average more than $861,200 each.

2. San Marino

San Marino, California

Population: 13,324
Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
Median Home Price: $1,518,400
Median Income: $139,792
More on San Marino: Real Estate | Data

San Marino is the second best ‘burb we looked at near Pomona for 2018.

It ranks 1st for incomes in the area and only 3.6% of residents lack insurance, good for 1st best.

3. Yorba Linda

Yorba Linda, California

Population: 67,362
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Median Home Price: $728,300
Median Income: $119,697
More on Yorba Linda: Real Estate | Data

Here in Yorba Linda, it’s really safe, and residents are just about as rich as you’ll see in the Pomona metro area.

The bad side? Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families.

But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Yorba Linda.

4. La Habra Heights

La Habra Heights, California

Population: 5,406
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%
Median Home Price: $893,200
Median Income: $110,329
More on La Habra Heights: Real Estate | Data

La Habra Heights ranks as the 4th best suburb of Pomona for 2018.

You won’t find many better places to raise your kids in the region than in La Habra Heights and the schools are some of the best around.

5. South Pasadena

South Pasadena, California

Population: 25,936
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%
Median Home Price: $876,900
Median Income: $84,593
More on South Pasadena: Real Estate | Data

Coming in as the fifth best is South Pasadena.

South Pasadena gets kudos for having the 5th most expensive homes in the Pomona area, where houses sell for an average of $876,900. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area.

6. Cerritos

Cerritos, California

Population: 49,797
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
Median Home Price: $620,500
Median Income: $95,373
More on Cerritos: Real Estate | Data

Cerritos is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. And here’s why.

Most residents have great jobs and the unemployment rate sits at 6.6% which is 23rd best in the area.

According to online reports, Cerritos is quickly becoming one of the more affluent suburbs in the Pomona area, meaning you need to get in soon.

7. Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California

Population: 198,724
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Median Home Price: $659,700
Median Income: $85,312
More on Huntington Beach: Real Estate | Data

The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. The cost of living makes it a lot more desirable for many families, especially first-time home buyers.

And, it’s only 29.1 miles to downtown, which is a good thing.

8. Cypress

Cypress, California

Population: 48,978
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
Median Home Price: $540,900
Median Income: $84,469
More on Cypress: Real Estate | Data

Cypress is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. Even the cost of living is reasonable.

A solid 9.7% of people lack insurance, good for 30th in the area.

9. El Cerrito

El Cerrito, California

Source: Public domain

Population: 24,646
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%
Median Home Price: $636,600
Median Income: $92,670
More on El Cerrito: Real Estate | Data

Is ‘Everything Better In El Cerrito?’

Almost.

It placed 9th on our list thanks to the fact that it’s really expensive to live here, but the schools are great, so you get what you pay for in that regard.

10. Villa Park

Villa Park, California

Population: 5,922
Unemployment Rate: 8.7%
Median Home Price: $1,030,800
Median Income: $131,386
More on Villa Park: Real Estate | Data

And rounding out the top ten for 2018 is Villa Park.

This city is far above average in every category, and the best part? It’s far more affordable than the other cities listed above. So, you get a big bang for your buck here.

Welcome to the Best Pomona ‘Burbs of 2018

We said it once and we’ll say it again–life in the big city isn’t for everyone. At least not all the time.

So if you’re hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like Pomona, but don’t want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you.

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Detailed List Of The Best Pomona Suburbs

Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Median Home Price Median Income
1 Sierra Madre 11,067 5.3% $861,200 $95,256
2 San Marino 13,324 4.3% $1,518,400 $139,792
3 Yorba Linda 67,362 6.5% $728,300 $119,697
4 La Habra Heights 5,406 4.9% $893,200 $110,329
5 South Pasadena 25,936 6.2% $876,900 $84,593
6 Cerritos 49,797 6.6% $620,500 $95,373
7 Huntington Beach 198,724 6.0% $659,700 $85,312
8 Cypress 48,978 5.2% $540,900 $84,469
9 El Cerrito 24,646 6.6% $636,600 $92,670
10 Villa Park 5,922 8.7% $1,030,800 $131,386
11 Irvine 246,992 6.2% $718,800 $93,823
12 Walnut 30,026 6.6% $679,700 $97,345
13 Lake Forest 80,658 5.2% $550,600 $92,415
14 Arcadia 57,755 6.5% $920,700 $83,958
15 Fountain Valley 56,670 6.6% $626,600 $84,763
16 La Palma 15,834 6.4% $602,000 $83,760
17 Brea 41,351 6.4% $579,600 $85,555
18 Lakewood 81,054 6.3% $445,800 $82,175
19 Diamond Bar 56,456 7.3% $593,100 $89,845
20 Claremont 35,827 6.8% $581,100 $94,005
21 Chino Hills 77,266 7.0% $537,800 $97,222
22 La Mirada 49,130 6.9% $448,400 $81,956
23 Placentia 52,168 6.8% $554,500 $80,668
24 La Verne 32,078 7.0% $500,300 $78,385
25 San Dimas 34,109 7.0% $481,000 $79,081
26 Eastvale 58,217 9.6% $460,100 $104,940
27 Los Alamitos 11,661 7.8% $680,100 $80,926
28 Costa Mesa 112,439 6.5% $637,200 $70,438
29 Seal Beach 24,510 6.3% $308,400 $60,222
30 Pasadena 140,268 7.1% $649,800 $73,029
31 Tustin 79,396 6.8% $543,200 $70,822
32 Buena Park 82,771 5.7% $448,900 $70,341
33 Whittier 86,630 6.7% $458,500 $67,431
34 Rancho Cucamonga 173,309 8.9% $414,200 $79,973
35 Orange 139,919 7.3% $565,800 $79,192
36 Alhambra 84,866 6.0% $518,800 $53,138
37 Upland 75,851 5.9% $444,200 $62,369
38 Artesia 16,789 5.2% $419,500 $58,651
39 Glendora 51,285 10.1% $481,800 $78,448
40 Norco 26,809 8.5% $445,700 $87,067
41 San Gabriel 40,200 6.9% $605,600 $54,015
42 Downey 113,223 6.8% $449,900 $65,332
43 Monrovia 37,090 9.6% $583,300 $67,167
44 Fullerton 139,491 8.6% $551,300 $67,110
45 Glendale 197,895 9.2% $639,700 $56,069
46 Covina 48,539 9.7% $415,300 $65,451
47 West Covina 107,634 9.9% $430,800 $71,217
48 Corona 161,614 7.8% $378,500 $72,309
49 Monterey Park 61,001 7.5% $532,700 $54,008
50 Westminster 91,635 7.4% $499,400 $55,287
51 Midway 3,256 4.9% $127,800 $56,367
52 Signal Hill 11,404 7.0% $446,000 $70,286
53 Garden Grove 174,676 7.6% $445,700 $60,522
54 Santa Fe Springs 17,436 4.9% $371,400 $58,147
55 La Habra 61,660 10.0% $436,200 $65,799
56 Grand Terrace 12,393 9.6% $249,700 $64,188
57 Norwalk 106,360 8.0% $350,600 $61,050
58 Anaheim 346,776 8.1% $457,600 $61,826
59 Long Beach 469,793 9.4% $448,800 $55,151
60 Bellflower 77,687 8.3% $367,300 $50,704
61 Chino 83,670 9.0% $365,500 $72,832
62 Loma Linda 23,859 6.8% $291,600 $51,390
63 Pico Rivera 63,724 8.6% $351,300 $57,203
64 Azusa 48,498 8.1% $342,000 $56,569
65 Rosemead 54,507 8.2% $455,100 $45,510
66 Montebello 63,416 8.1% $413,900 $47,518
67 Duarte 21,792 10.4% $385,600 $65,571
68 La Puente 40,384 8.1% $343,000 $57,174
69 Santa Ana 333,605 7.1% $383,900 $54,062
70 Baldwin Park 76,511 8.8% $333,500 $53,651
71 Stanton 38,594 8.0% $322,200 $48,332
72 Fontana 205,228 10.2% $289,400 $65,995
73 Riverside 318,678 11.0% $286,600 $58,979
74 South El Monte 20,566 7.0% $363,100 $42,460
75 El Monte 115,665 9.2% $374,900 $40,654
76 Montclair 38,294 9.3% $281,100 $50,374
77 Paramount 54,941 9.1% $283,400 $46,364
78 Ontario 169,389 9.3% $293,000 $54,896
79 Temple 4,287 11.5% $102,600 $46,680
80 South Gate 95,219 11.7% $329,000 $45,522
81 Lynwood 71,233 10.2% $312,100 $43,848
82 Maywood 27,672 9.5% $325,600 $36,696
83 Hawaiian Gardens 14,468 10.5% $288,200 $36,026
84 Bell 35,927 11.4% $322,900 $38,823
85 Bell Gardens 42,805 10.6% $318,700 $37,183
86 Huntington Park 58,921 11.1% $322,300 $35,629
87 Compton 97,740 13.9% $264,300 $45,406
88 Colton 53,856 9.8% $189,500 $43,966
89 Rialto 102,418 13.8% $236,100 $52,347
90 Jurupa Valley 100,737 12.7% $270,700 $58,849
91 Cudahy 24,106 11.9% $285,900 $39,058
92 Commerce 12,997 11.4% $343,200 $42,235
93 San Bernardino 214,581 14.1% $176,800 $38,456

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