Montclair is a city in San Bernardino County, California. In 1897, a “Township of Marquette” was founded within the borders of the modern city of Montclair. 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”. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the settlement was largely devoted to citrus orchards. 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.
Today, Montclair is home to the surrounding areas only Major Indoor Shopping Mall, anchored by retailers such as Nordstrom, Barnes and Noble, and JC Penney’s. Located in the Pomona Valley, Montclair is bordered by Pomona to the West, Claremont and Upland to the North, Ontario to the East and Chino to the South. Montclair is centrally located with Interstate 10 running through the northern part of the city. The city has several parks and recreation areas as well as strip shopping centers throughout.
Most residents of the city attend schools within the Ontario-Montclair School District (K-8) and the Chaffey Joint Union School District (9-12).