[Neighborhood] Diamond Bar

Apartments & Houses for Rent in Diamond Bar

This small city spread over 39 square kilometers, is a posh little locality 27 miles to the East of Los Angeles, California. If you are looking at Houses for Rent in Diamond Bar, other than having Snoop Dogg as one of your neighbors perhaps, there are several advantages like well-established schools, safe environment for the whole family.

Quick facts about Diamond Bar

  • Frederich E. Lewis bought a ranch named Rancho Los Nogales. His property was then called Diamond Bar Ranch. Lewis had bought the ranch after a huge original area of around 4340 acres was once passed down after Mexican Land grant, which then began to be partitioned and handed over to many buyers.
  • Transamerica Corporation took over the ranch in 1956 to turn it into a planned community. The year 1960 saw the first built model houses as part of the plan.
  • Transamerica slowly moved away from real estate and the initially laid master plan for Diamond Bar Ranch was left out and other builders took over. That was how slowly the Diamond Bar city was built and houses began to be offered for sale and rent.

Must do in the city

There are 9 parks and many other places of recreation in this little city. The T.H Pendergest Parole Museum, honoring Californian parole history, is one main spot to check out in Diamond Bar. Buying or renting a house in Diamond Bar promises year round fun. There are several annual celebrations held in the city like, the City’s Birthday Party, 4th of July bash, Sycamore Canyon Park’s outdoor concerts, snow play and other activities for kids in Snow Fest in winter.

Life in Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar occupied the 41st place in Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Live, in 2012. This rating was based on the overall quality of living in the city and its facilities. Seated comfortably at the common point between Orange County, Los Angeles and Inland Empire, the city has a perfect mix of urbanity, style and ethnic inclusiveness, offering the best of the three counties. Houses for Rent in Diamond Bar is a bit expensive, it being an established city. But the pricing is pretty good compared to the nearby Orange County region and West Los Angeles. And the price paid is totally worth the standard of life offered- given the excellent schools, safe environment, friendly neighborhood, pet friendly parks added to many other features making it a perfect place to move in with family. The conventional “ranch” type houses which were built in the late 60’s and 70’s are pretty affordable. The hillside community, “The Country” with huge custom built houses is the priciest community in the city.

Celebrity homes in the city

When and if you look for houses for rent in Diamond Bar you could be rubbing shoulders with celebrity! The famous rapper Snoop Dogg, Californian senator Bob Huff, assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang, congressman Gary Miller, model Paula Miranda are few among the many celebrities to whom Diamond Bar is “home”.

Few points to remember before moving in to this city

Before making decisions about renting a house here, it is good to know the few downsides to this city as well. The taxes are pretty high (about 82% higher cost of living than the average in the US). The commute to Los Angeles from here would be a long one. The traffic is another unattractive aspect about this city but that is more or less the case almost everywhere currently. Given the city’s low crime rate, very responsive police force, solid community spirit, and the city’s great fiscal health, most of its cons could be tolerated.