ARRC Project Area: San Bernardino California

The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, Spanish missionaries and Mormon emigrants can still be seen throughout the City today. From the day in 1810 when Franciscan missionary Father Dumetz named the area San Bernardino to the present, San Bernardino - nestled south of the San Bernardino mountains and west of the lower desert - has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location. Today, the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat and is the largest city in the County of San Bernardino with a population of over 205,000.

The City of San Bernardino has adopted the shared values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect for Human Dignity, Honesty and Fairness. The vision for the City is to be strong and prosperous. City residents can expect high quality, cost effective services as well as an excellent public safety program, which is dedicated to providing the highest level of police and emergency services.

The two hospitals within the City limits, San Bernardino Community Hospital and St. Bernardine's Medical Center are both state of the art facilities. City residents also have access to the nearby San Bernardino County Medical Center and the world renowned Loma Linda University Medical Center. With 40 parks and six community centers, residents can enjoy beautiful playgrounds, swimming and play pools, adult and youth sports, special interest classes and excursions. The City's first-rate menu of programs and services includes a public library system comprised of one main and three library branches which provide life long learning to the world of ideas, information and creative experience for all citizens of San Bernardino.

Young, Affluent Community

  • Population of just over 205,000
  • $31,000 average household income

Location, Location, Location

  • Proximity to San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County
  • Center of Southern California market; Proximity to over 21 million people
  • Path of Southern California’s Growth

Education Et Workforce

  • San Bernardino's high-quality schools exceed State’s exemplary mark
  • Proximity to 22 colleges/universities


Quality of Life

  • Close to 6000 acres of parkland
  • Miles of hiking and riding trails
  • San Bernardino Mountains just minutes away
  • Numerous golf, equestrian and sports facilites
  • City/community events