Why you'd want to live in Diamond Bar
The California City of Diamond Bar, located among the meandering hills and valleys of Brea Canyon in Los Angeles County, sits about 27 miles east of Los Angeles. Situated at the junction of California State Highways 57 and 60 (also known as the Orange and Pomona Freeways, respectively), the city is within an hour of three airports: Ontario International, John Wayne and Los Angeles International. Nearby communities include Walnut (to the north), Pomona (to the east), Yorba Linda (to the south) and Rowland Heights (to the west). The area now comprising Diamond Bar was originally part of a Mexican land grant known as Rancho Los Nogales ("Ranch of the Walnut Trees"). The ranch changed hands many times before being bought in 1918 by Frederich E. Lewis, who registered a branding iron with the California Department of Agriculture which featured a diamond over a bar, and named his property the Diamond Bar Ranch. There was minimal change to the Ranch until 1956, when the Transamerica Corporation acquired it for the purpose of developing a master-planned community. The first model homes were built in 1960, starting a development boom which has lasted to the present day. Although the original master plan was scrapped after Transamerica Corporation divested itself of all its real estate ventures in the 1970s and 1980s, other developers moved in to fill the void. In 1989, the City of Diamond Bar was incorporated.