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Phillips Ranch is a master-planned community, first developed by Louis Lesser in 1965. It is located in the southwestern portion of the city limits of Pomona, in Los Angeles County, California. It is located near the Pomona Freeway (SR 60), the Orange Freeway (SR 57), and the Chino Valley Freeway (SR 71). The zip code serving the neighborhood is 91766. Phillips Ranch is 4 miles southwest of downtown Pomona, and is mostly working to upper-middle class. Many residents use "Phillips Ranch, CA" as a return address, which is an acceptable alternative to Pomona, CA, according to the United States Postal Service. Phillips Ranch is often referred to by its neighborhood name instead of by the city name.

History

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1910 postcard image of Pomona Valley with Mt. Baldy in distance.

Phillips Ranch is located on land which served as part of the ranch of Louis Phillips, who in 1864 acquired the southern end of the 22,340-acre (90.4 km2) Rancho San Jose from two businessmen who had previously bought it from Ricardo Vejar.

In 1964, Louis Lesser Enterprises, Inc. purchased Phillips Ranch, one of the largest parcels of undeveloped land in Los Angeles County, and developed 10,000 housing units.

Geography

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Phillips Ranch, with Mt. San Antonio in the background

Phillips Ranch is bounded by the 71 Freeway to the east, Chino Hills to the south, Diamond Bar to the west, and the Westmont Ridge to the north. The elevation of the community is 800 feet above sea level, but it is as high as 950 feet, the peak being located at the northwestern tip of the neighborhood on Mission Blvd. and Temple Avenue.

Main surface thoroughfares in Phillips Ranch

  • Rio Rancho Road
  • Phillips Ranch Road
  • Avenida Rancheros
  • Village Loop Road
  • Old Pomona Road
  • Temple Avenue
  • Santa Clara Drive
  • North Ranch Road
  • Mission Boulevard
  • Los Felis Drive
  • Chino Hills Parkway
  • Scenic Ridge Drive
View of Pomona Valley and Phillips Ranch from Diamond Ranch High School

Coordinates: 34°02′10″N 117°47′03″W / 34.0361°N 117.7842°W / 34.0361; -117.7842

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