Montclair, CA

Population: 38,294

Key findings

  • Montclair has a Livability Score of 57/100, which is considered poor
  • Montclair crime rates are 63% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Montclair is 13% lower than the California average
  • Montclair real estate prices are 31% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Montclair are 10% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Montclair

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Vernon Middle7 - 8708n/a
      International Montessori School1 - 721n/a
      Serrano Middle7 - 8772n/a
      Our Lady Of Lourdes SchoolKG - 8212n/a
      Montclair High9 - 122,899n/a
      Buena Vista Arts-IntegratedKG - 6403n/a
      Moreno Elementary SchoolKG - 6534n/a
      Montera Elementary SchoolKG - 6571n/a
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      Close To The Beach And Quiet. Montclair Is Great!

      I love it in Montclair, and if you're looking for a place to live that gives a kiss of the beach.

      I telecommute a lot, and finding a quiet place that isn't an absolute drag is key. A lot of my younger days were spent wishing that I could get to Myrtle Beach on the east coast with a lot less trouble, and if you're an East Coast kid like me with the same problems, Montclair is what you're looking for.

      Under 40 miles away you can reach a few beaches. Perris Beach, Moreno beach, Surfside Beach, North Star Beach, and Alamitos Bay beach are all just over 30 miles, and the farthest beach that can be considered "in the area" is Newport Beach about 36 miles away.

      The best areas in Montclair have to be Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the Russian Village District. Beautiful places with stunning scenery and a story, so don't leave Montclair without taking a look!

      The only negative I can think of is Code Enforcement. The police have important jobs to do and I'm not at all saying that code enforcement isn't necessary. I am saying, however, that getting a ticket for no front license plate after reporting the license plate stolen--all in the same day--is ridiculous.

      Aside from administrative issues, it's a lovely place to live with great beach access and a caring community.
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      Source: The Montclair, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).