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The City of San Dimas, a beautiful suburb of Los Angeles situated in the San Gabriel Valley, has a population of 33,371 according to the 2010 census. Its name originates from its proximity to the San Dimas Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. The San Dimas area has been inhabited for over 8,000 years by a number of Native American tribes, including the Tongva Native Americans. The area was first explored by the Spanish in 1774 and it was developed in 1837. The area grew into a city as a result of the Sante Fe Railroad’s arrival in 1887. It became an agricultural community known for its orange and lemon groves.

Shopping and Dining

Homebuyers who decide to invest in San Dimas real estate have a plethora of shopping and dining options conveniently located within the area. San Dimas is home to hundreds of amazing restaurants and stores. The quality and variety of the restaurants in San Dimas ensures that residents will never run out of interesting options. Fans of Asian cuisine should be sure to check out Lucky Elephant Thai Cuisine, O Sushi & Grill, Phoenix Garden: Mandarin & Schezuan Cuisine, and the Little Tokyo Restaurant. Other dining options include the Clayton Brewing Co., Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, and Roady’s Restaurant.

There’s no shortage of shopping choices either – residents should drop in at Fashion Q, Furniture Depot, O’Malley’s Flowers of San Dimas, Incycle Bicycles, and more. There are also plenty of national chain department stores from Target to Costco. San Dimas’ proximity to Los Angeles opens up endless opportunities. Take the short drive and residents will be able to enjoy thousands of other restaurants, stores, cafes, galleries, and more.

Parks and Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts will have a blast living in the San Dimas area. Not only can they go hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains or take a short drive out to the Pacific Ocean, there are a number of parks and recreation options in town as well. There are ten different parks in San Dimas, including Freedom Park, the 50-acre San Dimas Dog Park, Lone Hill Park, and Marchant Park. Many of these parks offer picnic areas, hiking trails, restrooms, playgrounds, barbecue pits, basketball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, and more. As far as recreational activities go, both children and adults have the option to join a number of athletic leagues, take lessons, or pursue classes.


Residents living in San Dimas have an income per capita, which at $32,345, is higher than both California’s $30,367 as well as the country’s $25,804. The average household income in San Dimas is $74,150, which is also quite good when compared to the $64,457 average household income of the state and the $52,328 average of the country. The unemployment rate has always been relatively low in the area. In 2010, the unemployment rate was only 5.8 percent, well below California’s unemployment rate of 12.3 percent and the country’s unemployment rate of 9.5 percent. The poverty level is also quite low at 6.3 percent, less than half of California’s 13.5 percent poverty level and not quite half of the 12.3 percent national poverty level.

Schools, Health and Transportation

San Dimas real estate owners with families will be happy to know that the school system in San Dimas is of high quality. Their children will be educated in the Bonita Unified School District comprised of 15 preschools, 11 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and five high schools. There are also 18 private schools in the area. Some of the top-rated schools in the district include Arma. J. Shull Elementary School, Gladstone Elementary School, and Lone Hill Middle School.

San Dimas’ location affords no lack of hospitals or medical care practice. The main hospital in the city of San Dimas is the San Dimas Community Hospital. The hospital contains 101 beds and is a subsidiary of Prime Healthcare Services. It was named as a top 100 hospital in 2014 & 2013 by Truven Health Analytics.

The Foothill Transit provides bus service throughout eastern San Gabriel Valley that include express buses to both Los Angeles and Pasadena. MetroLink also provides commuter train service into Los Angeles via stations in Pomona and Covina. There are also three airports within 30 minutes of the city, LA/Ontario International Airport, John Wayne Airport, and Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Presented by Leticia Hixson of Leticia & Associates. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (909) 731-8187 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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We can assist buyers, sellers, investors, first time home buyers, relocations, and is a certified short sale specialist in todays real estate market. We provide real estate services in Chino Chino Hills and the surrounding communities of Corona, Diamond Bar, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland, Yorba Linda, Brea, La Habra. 

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