Nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains to the east of Redlands, California, the quiet city of Yucaipa packs plenty of charm in this vibrant stretch of the Inland Empire region. With an elevation above 2,600 feet, the area is blessed with a more comfortable Mediterranean climate that is perfect for enjoying the community’s spacious yards, fresh air, and bucolic vibe -- as well as its many nearby parks and recreational areas.
While Yucaipa has grown rapidly over the past several decades, the small city retains an autonomous feel thanks to a geographical separation from neighboring Redlands and the urban sprawl along Interstate-10. On the eastern border, the creation of the Wildwood Canyon State Park helps to further frame the city and maintain a more relaxed small town atmosphere.
With the excellent reputation of the Yucaipa-Calimesa School District and crime rates well below state and national averages, the city's homes have become attractive real estate for young families, commuters, and those looking for a bit more room to breathe. To help meet increased demand from the growing community, the city underwent an extensive renovation of its downtown district in 2012 as well as continued expansion of its local recreational amenities. All told, the city sports eight neighborhood parks, an equestrian arena, a bounty of hiking trails, and a large municipal pool. There is also the 200-acre regional park offering fishing in three lakes, a swim complex complete with water slides, and a sandy beach with an outdoor picnic area.
Due to the city's rapid growth, there is a great variety of available housing stock from new construction and large estates, to older farm houses and more typical California ranch-style homes. One of the great benefits of Yucaipa is that its range of available homes for sale is easily capable of fitting any budget or lifestyle. On the north end of town there is the planned community of Chapman Heights surrounding an 18-hole championship-length golf course designed by renowned architectural firm of Rainville & Bye. Nearby, the Crafton Hills College lends a more of youthful dynamic to its local community. On the east side of the city, there are more secluded neighborhoods like Whisper Ridge and Hidden Meadows with a wealth of scenic beauty visible right out the front door. Closer to the city center, there is an abundance of quiet residential streets lined with modern ranch homes surrounded by colorful manicured gardens and large lawns.
Contact LaTourette Realty today for more information about Yucaipa real estate and the local area.