Montclair is a city in the Pomona Valley, in southwestern San Bernardino County, California. Take a look below for 10 fun and amazing facts about Montclair, California, United States.
1. The population was 36,664 in the 2010 United States Census.
2. The earliest known inhabitants of the area were from the Serrano tribe of Native Americans.
3. The Serrano established their village along a creek named Arroyo de los Alisos, now named San Antonio Creek, which flowed along a route that is now Mills Avenue, the western border of the city.
4. In 1897, a “Township of Marquette” was founded within the borders of the modern city of Montclair.
5. In 1900, a 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) tract of land was surveyed and named “Monte Vista”. A small settlement to the south of Monte Vista was established in 1907 and named “Narod”.
6. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the settlement was largely devoted to citrus orchards.
7. The Monte Vista tract experienced growth in residential development after the Second World War, and the tract was incorporated as the city of Monte Vista on April 25, 1956. Due to conflict with the Post Office, which refused to open an office in Monte Vista due to a name conflict with a community in Northern California, the city was renamed Montclair on April 8, 1958.
8. Montclair is bordered by Pomona to the west, Claremont and Upland to the north, Ontario to the east, and Chino to the south. Montclair, which is on the border with Los Angeles County, is in the Pomona Valley and part of the Inland Empire region.
9. The San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) runs through the northern part of the city.
10. The current mayor is Javier “John” Dutrey, and the other members of the city council are Carolyn Raft, Bill Ruh, Tenice Johnson and Corysa Martinez.