San Bernardino

by Mark Decherd - Date: 2008-09-06 - Word Count: 653 Share This!

The county of San Bernardino is located in sunny, southern California. This huge county, which spans over 20,000 square miles, consists of mountain, foothill, and desert communities. Though geographically close to the greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino is also worlds away. From ghost towns to ski resorts, orange groves to dairy farms, and gold mining to wine making, San Bernardino County offers something for everyone.


About 90% of the county is desert. What sets the desert communities of San Bernardino apart from those of neighboring Riverside County is elevation. The high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms are located well above the desert floor. The stunning landscape and unique Joshua Trees have been preserved for current and future generations to enjoy at Joshua Tree National Park. Other high desert communities are located further west, in the mountains above the Inland Empire. These communities include Victorville, Adelanto, Hesperia, and Apple Valley.


San Bernardino County also boasts numerous mountain communities complete with pine trees, ski resorts, and crystal clear lakes. Among these mountain communities are Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and Wrightwood.


Foothill communities such as San Bernardino, Rialto, Rancho Cucamonga, and Yucaipa offer the convenience of city life while remaining just on the cusp of the wide open desert and mountain landscapes.


To the east, desert communities such as Needles and Lake Havasu beckon boaters and "river rats." These communities border the Colorado River and the state of Arizona.


Because of its vast size and geography that ranges from deserts to mountains, San Bernardino's climate depends on the town being discussed. At its most extreme, Needles tends to be one of the hottest places in the nation while mountain communities typically see snow and sub-freezing temperatures in the winter months.


Agriculture and farming remain major industries throughout the county with milk, eggs, poultry, beef, oranges, grapes, and alfalfa among the top products. Other industries in the region include retail, services, government, construction, transportation and public utilities, finance, insurance, and real estate.


Southern Californians love to explore and play, and San Bernardino is more than willing to accommodate. From mountain playgrounds to ghost towns and mining districts, there is plenty to see and do. Skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, boating, and hiking are popular distractions while NASCAR racing, minor league baseball, and world class performing arts offer more family fun.


San Bernardino has a rich history that includes Indians, pioneers, prospectors, missionaries, and railroaders. In addition, modern history recognizes San Bernardino as being the birthplace of fast food (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Der Weinerschnitzel, and Del Taco). In addition, the iconic road, historic Route 66 passes through San Bernardino and is celebrated each September during the annual Route 66 Rendezvous, a four day extravaganza featuring cars and cruising.


Loma Linda University and Medical Center is located in San Bernardino County. This highly respected hospital is known as being an international leader in proton treatments for cancer and infant heart transplants. This medical center is also the only level one trauma center in Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.


Over 1.7 million residents call San Bernardino County "home." With its own international airport, Ontario International Airport, and multiple major freeways passing through, the foothill communities of the county are easily accessible. Cajon Pass is the major route to the high desert communities such as Victorville while long, open highways provide easy routes to the further reaches of the county.


The southern California lifestyle is alive and well in San Bernardino County. Good jobs, beautiful weather, affordable housing, and recreation galore continue to attract new residents. The flipside is equally attractive; for those wanting less hustle and bustle, numerous communities in the county offer a quieter pace.



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