The results are in

Daniel Tedford’s story on the top cities in the San Gabriel Valley ran in today’s paper.

Here’s a snippet:

Best place to live in the San Gabriel Valley?

It’s Walnut, according to statistics gathered by CNN/Money Magazine, which recently released a list of the 100 best places to live in the United States.

While no San Gabriel Valley city ranked among the magazine’s national top 100, a comparison of local cities based on CNN/Money’s statistics and methodology yielded some interesting, and in some cases unexpected, results.

Behind Walnut came Diamond Bar, with La Verne weighing in third.

Covina came in dead last among the area’s 25 cities.

Pasadena – considered by many to be the jewel of the Valley – came in 18th of 25 San Gabriel Valley cities for which information was available.

Other notable numbers showed Baldwin Park and El Monte with the greatest job growth since 2000, while Covina and Montebello had some of the poorest math and reading test scores when compared to the state average.

Read the entire story to see how your city did…

  • SGVdweller

    Having lived in the SGV for 25 years I would rank them this way. And as far as commuting? It depends where you commute to? What about Commuting to Ontario?
    1. Walnut
    2. San Dimas
    3. La Verne
    4. Glendora
    5. Diamond Bar
    6. West Covina
    7. Pasadena if you can afford it?
    8. Covina
    9. Whittier
    10. Arcadia
    11. South Pasadena
    12. Monrovia
    13. La Mirada
    14. Monterey Park
    15. Temple City
    16. Pico Rivera
    17. La Habra
    18. Hacienda Heights
    19. El Monte
    20. Duarte
    21. Rosemead
    22. Alhambra
    23. Montebello
    24. Altadena
    25. Baldwin Park