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Complete Moving Guide to Pomona, CA
|Just 30 miles away from downtown Los Angeles is the ever-sunny city
of Pomona, located between Inland Empire and the San Gabriel Valley. Picture
perfect weather almost all year paired with plenty of outdoor activities like
the L.A. County Fair could make for a perfect place for you and your family to
relocate. Having trouble deciding if you want to move to this California city?
Let this guide offer you tips and information about Pomona that can help you
along. If you do decide to move, head over to Movers.com and fill out a free
quote form to get the process started!
Pomona ClimateWhen moving to Pomona, you will need to adjust to
its Mediterranean climate. Typically, summers are dry and hot, with the hottest
month (August) averaging highs in the 90s. You will be greeted with plenty of
sunshine, and won't find too much rain in the summer. In fact, the city averages
just over 17-inches of rain annually.
The majority of the city's rain
comes in the fall, and slightly cooler temperatures as a result. The highs
average in the mid 70s and low 80s, with occasional northeast winds. December is
the city's coldest month, with temperatures in the high 60s.
Pomona NeighborhoodsIf you're looking to relocate to an area
that is mostly residential, try taking a look at Phillips Ranch – it is a
master-planned neighborhood first developed in 1965 located near SR 60. Homes in
the area are occupied mainly by upper-middle class families, and the
neighborhood also offers some upscale apartments with views of Pomona
Downtown Pomona is where all the action happens. You can take a
walk through the iconic "Antique Row" on East Second Street or visit over three
dozen art galleries hosting Art Walk each month. You will also find unique
drinking and dining experiences mixed in with historic buildings and shopping
Registering Your CarIn order to avoid any penalties after
you've moved to Pomona, you must register your vehicle within 20 days or entry
or residency, according to the state of California's DMV website. You will need an application for Title or
Registration signed by the owner as they appear on the out of state title, the
last issued out of state title, smog and weight certification (if applicable)
and money for any fees or taxes. The vehicle must be also inspected by the
Upon moving to California, you have 10 days to acquire a California
driver's license. You will need to complete application form DL 44, give a
thumbprint, have your picture taken, and provide your full name and Social
Security number. You must also pay the application fee, pass a vision exam and
pass a traffic laws and signs test.
Pomona SchoolsMost of Pomona utilizes the Pomona Unified School
District for public education, but the northern part of the city is served by
Claremont Unified School District. PUSD has approximately 30,000 students and
just under 50 schools in its district, and is the third largest district in Los
Angeles County. CUSD is significantly smaller, containing just seven elementary
schools and two high schools.
If you're interested in higher education in
Pomona, you will have a few different options. California State Polytechnic
University is located in the city, as well as Western University of Health
Sciences and Pomona College (now in Claremont).
Pomona EmploymentAs of March 2013, the unemployment rate in the
city was at 11 percent – much higher than the national average. Some large
industries in the area include: transportation services, education, healthcare
services and information technology. Do some research on jobs prospects before
moving to the city, so you'll have one lined up when you get there, since the
competition is stiff.
Living Costs in the CityThough Pomona's cost of living is approximately 20 percent
lower than that of the state of California, it is still over 10 percent higher
than the national average. Depending on where you will be relocating from, you
could see an increase or decrease in your monthly bills. Goods and service costs
in the city are just below the national average, whereas housing costs exceed
the average by almost 35 percent.
Single family homes in the area range
from $180,000 to $1 million depending on the neighborhood and size of the home.
The average sales price in the area is approximately $250,000. Since the climate
is relatively dry, you may also see an increase in your water bill. Apartments
can start at approximately $900 per month for a single bedroom, and increase to
$1,500 per month.
Pomona Moving ResourcesMoving and storage companies can't wait
to help you with your move to Pomona, whether you're moving from out of state or
from another county in California. Make sure you get estimates from multiple
moving services before you commit to hiring any (at least three estimates).
Check back to our guides for tips on how to choose your moving service wisely
questions to ask, differentiating between types
of estimates, and mistakes
to avoid. Visit the following pages at Movers.com to get quotes for the
Pomona TransportationIn terms of public transportation options,
Valley Transportation Authority, which offers various programs like senior
and disabled transportation or Pomona Group Services, to the cities of Pomona,
Claremont, LaVerne, and San Dimas. For public bus, try Foothill
Transit with bus routes within the city and surrounding areas like downtown
If you have your own car, you would most likely be traveling
on the San Bernardino Freeway (Interstate 10), or state routes like SR 57, 60,
66, 71 and 210. Local airports include Ontario Airport, John Wayne Airport, Long
Beach Airport, Bob Hope Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and San
Bernardino International Airport.
Culture & Contemporary LifeBesides just basking in the California sun, you can take in plenty of
history in Downtown Pomona. Visit East Second Street, also known as Antique Row,
a premiere antique destination in California, equipped with dozens of antique
shops, vendors and architecturally interesting buildings.
Take in events
like Miss Pomona, the Los Angeles County Fair held at the Fairplex or the Pomona
Swap Meet. The NHRA Auto Club Raceway's Powerade Winternationals is also hosted
at the Fairplex. For a little bit of history, head over to the Pomona Fox
Theater, an Art Deco movie palace that has been restored to its full glory,
reminiscent of Hollywood's golden age. The theatre holds concerts, performances,
movies and parties.
Pomona Relocation Tips
- Being so close to Downtown Los Angeles, be prepared for considerable traffic
while traveling on freeways. Be sure to adjust your commute time accordingly to
accommodate your commute schedule.
- You won't have to worry about scheduling a move date based on cold winters
or unusually hot summers, just keep in mind it rains more often in the winter.
Otherwise, pick a date that best suits your needs.
- It may be useful to learn Spanish, as many residents are native Spanish
- City of
Here you will find information about local government, businesses,
resources for residents and much more.
- California DMV
Information on changing over your driver's
license and/or car registration for the state of California.
- Pomona Unified School District
Learn about the
public school system in the city, including information for parents, teachers
Go here to get the latest on one of the city's most popular
Chamber of Commerce
Helpful information and resources for business owners
and members can be found here, complete with newsletters, blogs and a community
Author : Jenna Farmer
on June 5, 2013
Movers.com - Moving Expert