The Pomona Valley, located between the San Gabriel Valley and Cucamonga Valley in Southern California, straddles the border between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County. The alluvial valley is formed by the Santa Ana River and its tributaries. Due to its geographic location, this valley is one of many valleys in the Inland Empire.
Physical dividing lines separating Pomona Valley from San Bernardino Valley on the east include San Antonio Creek, which runs south out of the San Gabriel Mountains watershed around Mount San Antonio (known locally as Mt. Baldy) and joins the Santa Ana River south of Chino. Pomona Valley is separated from San Gabriel Valley to the west by the northeastern end of the San Jose Hills, running approximately along State Route 57. The northern boundary is the San Gabriel Mountains; on the south lie the Chino Hills. Historic U.S. Route 66 runs east-west across the north side of Pomona Valley.
On March 1, 1893 the California Assembly voted 54-14 for a new county to form in the region, to be named San Antonio County, with Pomona as its seat. Los Angeles interests in the Senate rejected the concept, however, and today the eastern and western portions of the valley remain divided between San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.
The cities of Pomona Valley include:
The residents of the Pomona Valley are predominantly White and Latino. In contrast to the San Gabriel Valley, the population of Asian Americans is much smaller. Northern areas of the valley that contain the cities of Claremont, La Verne, and San Dimas have large Caucasian populations.
- American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona
- Fairplex, annual Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona
- Montclair Plaza - Montclair
- Pomona Valley Air Fair - Upland
- Pomona Valley Art Association - Gallery SOHO (located in the Pomona Arts Colony, Pomona)
- Raging Waters, water park - San Dimas
- Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont
- Ygnacio Palomares Adobe, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona
- La Casa Primera de Rancho San Jose, List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles County, California - Pomona
Institutions of higher learning
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), public - Pomona
- Claremont Colleges, liberal arts and engineering - Claremont
- Claremont School of Theology
- DeVry University, technical institute - Pomona
- University of La Verne, private - La Verne
- Western University of Health Sciences, private - Pomona
- Foothill Transit
- Public transportation in Los Angeles County, California
- Public transportation in San Bernardino County, California
- Public transportation in Orange County, California
- Public transportation in Riverside County, California
The Pomona Valley is served by freeways:
- San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10) - connects to San Bernardino
- Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210)
- Ontario Freeway (Interstate 15) - connects to Las Vegas, Nevada
- Pomona Freeway (State Route 60) - connects to Riverside
- Chino Valley Freeway (State Route 71)
- Orange Freeway (state route 57)
Major surface thoroughfares serving the Pomona Valley
- Central Ave (Chino, Montclair, Upland)
- Euclid Ave. (Ontario, Upland, Chino)
- Foothill Blvd.
- Grand Ave. (Chino Hills, Diamond Bar)
- Garey Ave. (Chino Hills, Pomona, Claremont)
- Holt Ave. (Pomona; becomes Valley Blvd from Pomona to Los Angeles)
- Holt Blvd. (Pomona, Montclair, Ontario)
- Mission Blvd. (Pomona, Montclair, Ontario)
- Mount Baldy Road (Claremont, San Antonio Heights, and Mt. San Antonio)
Brackett Field in pomona
Newspapers serving the area
- "History timeline of the Inland Empire, California". San Bernardino County Sun. October 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-15.