in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the City of Highland
offers an ideal business and residential location in the Inland Empire
of Southern California and takes great pride in being one of the most
desirable communities to live in the Inland Empire.
OF HOUSING OPTIONS
Highland is primarily a residential community and offers a full
range of housing options. Eight different residential developers
are currently building in Highland. Highland is also home of East
Highlands Ranch, a master planned community featuring premium housing
and private recreation facilities.
Education is a top priority in Highland, with two award-winning
school districts serving the community: the Redlands Unified School
District and the San Bernardino City Unified School District, both
of which have schools that were named as California Distinguished
Schools. Several private and parochial schools and many licensed
pre-schools also serve the immediate area. College bound students
will have no problem finding quality education close to home. Highland
is only minutes from some of the best, fully accredited undergraduate
and graduate universities and colleges in the state: University
of Redlands, Loma Linda University, University of California at
Riverside and California State University San Bernardino. Community
colleges include San Bernardino Valley and Crafton.
Flanked by the often snow-capped peaks of the San Bernardino and
San Gabriel Mountains, Highland is close to an array of skiing and
other mountain recreational opportunities. The community is also
only 45 minutes from Palm Springs and is located close to all of
Southern California's other cultural and recreational attractions.
Highland has an extensive trails system linking to the Santa Ana
River Trail which will one day connect the San Bernardino mountains
to the Orange County coast. Information regarding current recreation
programs, contact the YMCA at YMCARedlands.com.
Annual Community events include:
Family YMCA Run - 5K, 10K and half marathon runs
- Citrus Harvest
Festival - Street festival in Historic Downtown celebrating turn-of-the-century
- Trails Day
- Tour of the City's trails system by equestrians, walkers and
Highland Night - Outdoor gathering of Highland businesses on display
for residents, car show & raffle
Santa Claus - Santa Claus parade float which tours throughout
the City giving gifts & candy
- 4th of July
The greater Highland/Inland Empire area is home to some of the most
prestigious medical institutions in the world. These facilities
include: the world renowned Loma Linda University Medical Center,
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, J. Pettis V.A. Hospital and Kaiser
s. Also close are all major Los Angeles area
medical services and facilities.
A PROUD HISTORY
Highland's original townsite was founded in 1891 and the community
soon became an important contributor to the citrus industry. Many
of the buildings constructed during the town's early era are still
in use, helping to preserve the sense of community and tradition
in the Highland of today.
The County of San Bernardino has a large Job Center with extensive
services available to the public Job Employment Services
Division: (909) 381-7906.