Living in Redlands


The City of Redlands California is a delightful community within the Inland Empire metro area of Southern California.  Redlands originated in 1888 and was founded by Frank E Brown, a civil engineer, and E.G. Judson, a New York stock broker. who wanted to provide a city center for the booming citrus and railroad industries in the region.


Redlands is located east of Los Angeles and about west of Palm Springs along the Interstate 10 freeway.  It is north of San Diego and adjacent to Loma Linda on the west and Mentone and Yucaipa on the east.

Redlands is a centralized location for many Southern California attractions including beaches along the pacific ocean, area lakes and recreational areas, mountains for hiking in the spring and summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and the desert for sand sports and recreation.  Many residents live and work locally and spend their weekends enjoying outdoor activities within short driving distances to home. 


The 2010 US Census reported that Redlands had a population of 68,747 persons.  The ethnic makeup of Redlands was 47,452 (69.0%) White, 3,564 (5.2%) Hispanic/Latino were 20,810 persons (30.3%). African American, 625 (0.9%) Native American, 5,216 (7.6%) Asian, 235 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 8,266 (12.0%) from other races, and 3,389 (4.9%) from two or more races.

Finding a place to call home in the area is readily easy. There are many options including buying, renting and leasing.  Prices for properties typically go from $125,000 to $2 million and are between 900 and 7,000 square feet. Commonly, the properties are apartments, condos, contemporary homes, historic homes, luxury homes, new construction, and townhouses.

Uses for property include:

  • Family Residences
  • Professional & Home Business
  • Mountain Views & Luxury Living
  • Retirement Living
  • Rural Living and Farming
  • Bed and Breakfasts

Some of the amenities residents enjoy in Redlands include, great public and private school options, fine dining and fast food restaurants, a wide variety of shopping, theaters and museums, exercise facilities, hiking areas, playgrounds, and parks. Area shopping includes department and specialty shops as well as general merchandise stores including Target, Kmart and Walmart.  There are also several grocery stores for day to day essentials close to home.

When in Redlands, the following local attractions and activities are here to enjoy:
  • The University of Redlands. Learn more
  • Featuring The Redlands Bowl, a place to go for artistic performances and concerts in the park. Learn more 
  • Close to Loma Linda University & Medical Center which is about three miles away. Learn more
  • Abraham Lincoln Memorial Shrine, featuring installations and exhibits from established and emerging artists. Learn more
  • Market Night with numerous shops and stores.  Learn more
Demographics for the City of Redlands
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