Loma Linda ("Beautiful Hill"), originally known as "Mound City," has a history of being a health-conscious community. The Seventh-day Adventist Church purchased the Loma Linda Resort hotel from a group of businessmen and physicians from Los Angeles hospitals and converted it into the Loma Linda Sanitarium in 1905. The Sanitarium eventually became a full service medical facility and medical college, the forerunners of the Loma Linda University and Medical Center. Loma Linda has been a national center of health and wellness research for decades. The tradition of promoting food health has continued over the years. In 1993, the Loma Linda became the first “smoke-free” city in San Bernardino County.
A prosperous city of 21,000, the city has some of the highest median incomes and highest average home prices in San Bernardino County. Numerous families stroll along the city's tree lined streets, or play in it's numerous parks. In this respect, Loma Linda offers residents an alternative to the intense, often anonymous lifestyle so characteristic of modern life.
That said, for it's size, Loma Linda has a decidedly cosmopolitan air. Visitors come to the city from around the world. Some are patients, others are students, some come to teach, heal or perform research. Many decide to stay.
Loma Linda is home to the world famous Loma Linda University and Medical Center. The Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital contain the largest neonatal intensive care unit in California, the Proton Accelerator Cancer treatment Center and the infant heart and multiple organ transplant center. Over 900 physicians are on the University and Medical Center staff.
While the LLU Medical Center, and nearby Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center are the backbone of the city economy, Loma Linda is endeavoring to expand. Medical support services, research facilities, hospital supply firms, professional officers and lodging accommodations are logical additions. To date, major developments include General America's 63 acre corporate center, the 85,000 square foot Arbors Business Park, Loma Linda Plaza and Mountain View Plaza. Firms interested in becoming part of a wonderful community would do well to seriously consider Loma Linda.
Loma Linda’s Environment
The City of Loma Linda is a scenic community located within eyesight of the towering peaks of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. This magnificent setting, in the heart of the Inland Empire, is the backdrop of a city, which has developed the foundation for a prosperous tomorrow.
Loma Linda is located approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino County. While it is near the highly-developed job market of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it does provide a small town setting for your home, work or recreation. Adjacent to California's Interstate 10 freeway, Loma Linda is freeway close to beaches, mountains and desert resorts.
A number of new and for sale homes as well as rental residences are available throughout the general area for students and families.
Winter nights can bring temperatures near the freezing point; however, the average daytime winter temperature is in the high sixties. Western sea breezes, which cool the summer nights, and low relative humidity of summer days, serve to moderate summer days which have average temperatures in the nineties. Air quality throughout the Inland Empire is continuously monitored by local government agencies.
Loma Linda was incorporated on September 29, 1970. The City is governed under charter by the City Council/City Manager plan. The City has five elected Council Members, from which the City Council chooses the Mayor and Mayor pro tempore. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who is responsible for the daily operations of all City departments.
Loma Linda is a full service municipal government. Services provided by the City include police and fire protection; water, sewer and refuse utility services; emergency preparedness; street, storm and waste water drainage maintenance; planning and zoning management and general administrative services. The City has nine developed parks for recreational use.
Culture and Recreation
Loma Linda University sponsors lectures and musical programs. Quality musical entertainment and lectures are available at other area educational institutions. The Redlands Bowl, founded in 1923, presents and Orange Counties offer cultural and recreational opportunities within driving distance.
The San Bernardino County Museum is located near Interstate 10 and California Avenue and features displays and programs in Art, History, Natural History, Geology and Archaeology.
One hour’s drive east is Palm Springs and the Cochella Valley Basin. The breathtaking Aerial Tramway rises to the crest of 13,000 foot Mt. San Jacinto.