Montclair, California, is a small blissful city in San Bernardino's southwest region.
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Welcome to Montclair

Montclair, California, is a small blissful city in San Bernardino's southwest region. It features a diverse and young community with various possibilities. Montclair is the region's premier shopping destination and has new neighborhoods emerging yearly. The locals boast about its proximity to Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire.
Montclair has an interesting history behind its current success. In 1897, the township of Marquette was founded in what is now modern-day Montclair. Land developer Emil Firth purchased many acres of land and subdivided the area. Firth eventually constructed reservoirs for irrigation and cultivated the land to grow citrus trees. Montclair remained primarily dedicated to citrus production until after World War II when many houses were built and the population increased.

What to Love

  • Up-and-coming neighborhoods
  • Amazing shopping nearby
  • Rich history that connects the community
  • Fun local events and venues, including live music
  • Accessible public and outdoor spaces

Local Lifestyle

What once was home to a thriving citrus industry now houses a variety of residents. With outdoor festivals, biking trails, and nearby colleges, locals truly enjoy the accessibility to many attractions. Living in Montclair has a suburban feel — a feature residents love and appreciate. Families, singles, and empty nesters adore living in a bustling yet tranquil community. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Montclair offers easy access to a vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Perhaps one of the best places to dine and shop is Montclair Place, a shopping destination offering a new food hall with over ten eateries and a perfect mix of boutiques and popular retailers.
For exciting live music, visit The Canyon. This music venue in Montclair Place hosts incredible concerts from both local bands and nationally-recognized musicians. After attending a concert, head to Bowlium Lanes, a 1960s-themed retro bowling alley restored to its former glory. The entertainment venue also features a shop and a full-service concession stand serving classic small plates.
If you have children or young family members, you can bring them to Lucky Art Crayanology. Through unique do-it-yourself experiences, children can honor their creativity and bond with parents and family members at this community hotspot.

Things to Do

Whether you prefer outdoor activities or watching the latest blockbuster, Montclair has plenty of options to satisfy all residents. The AMC Theater in Montclair Place is the perfect destination for a cozy night while enjoying a new film release. On the other hand, if you want to spend some time outdoors, you should head to the Pacific Electric Bike Trail, which spans 21 miles between Claremont and Rialto and offers a variety of recreational activities, from hiking to jogging to biking.
Along with fun destinations, Montclair also boasts community-building activities and programs to help foster lifelong friendships within the neighborhood. For instance, the Montclair Community Garden is a great way to meet like-minded people and become a part of something bigger. During the holidays, Montclair provides ample opportunities for residents to gather together, whether it be with a summer concert series or a fall-themed pumpkin patch.


The Ontario-Montclair School District is home to numerous public International Baccalaureate preparatory schools and other top-rated institutions. Esteemed schools in the area include:

Demographics and Employment Data for Montclair, CA

Montclair has 9,912 households, with an average household size of 3.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Montclair do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,871 people call Montclair home. The population density is 6,847.11 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.31 / 52.69%

Men vs Women

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10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Montclair, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Montclair. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
9th - 12th
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
K - 8th
No rating available
International Montessori School
1st - 7th
No rating available
Moreno Elementary
K - 6th
Montera Elementary
K - 6th
K - 6th
Buena Vista Arts-Integrated
K - 6th
Kingsley Elementary
K - 6th
7th - 8th
Monte Vista Elementary
K - 6th
7th - 8th
K - 6th
Ramona Elementary
K - 6th

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