Introduction to Redlands, California

The California city of Redlands is located in San Bernardino County, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. Situated at the junctions of California State Highway 30 and Interstate I-10, the city is bordered by San Bernardino (to the northwest), Highland (to the north) and Calimesa (to the southeast).

Redlands History

Incorporated in 1888, Redlands derived its name from the color of the area's adobe soil. Once part of the Spanish Mission lands, the city traces its roots to the planning of Frank E. Brown and E. G. Judson, Easterners who met in Southern California in the late 19th-century and envisioned the creation of an idyllic agricultural and residential community. Located in an ideal climate for citrus production, Redlands soon began calling itself the Navel Orange Capital of the World. The early 20th century arrival of the Pacific Electric Railroad to the area brought a higher degree of prosperity to the city, which started becoming known also as a vacation destination. Much of the city's history is still in view today in downtown Redlands, whose State Street is largely comprised of beautiful historic buildings and locally-owned boutiques and shops.

Things To Do In Redlands

The city of Redlands is replete with cultural, artistic and historical sites, and is also home to many annual events. The San Bernardino County Museum houses unique cultural and natural science collections related to the local region and the greater Southwest. The museum features displays of pioneer life, Indian relics, minerals and fossils and much more. The Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897. A well-preserved example of the Victorian Era in California, the 7,000 square-foot, three-story edifice is enjoyed by thousands of visitors annually. The Lincoln Memorial Shrine, the only site of its kind dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War west of the Mississippi, was built in 1932. Located in Smiley Park, the Shrine contains art, manuscripts, photographs, artifacts and books on Lincoln and his life and times. The Historical Glass Museum houses displays of thousands of examples of American glassware dating from the early 1800s. Events in the city include the Redlands Bicycle Classic, a springtime event begun in 1985. This 4-day event, which covers over 350 miles, draws bicyclists from around the nation and includes many worldwide professionals and spectators as well. Other annual events include the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, the Run through Redlands, the Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Eggstravaganza and the Redlands Shakespeare Festival.


Total Population 70,186
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 29,206
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.5%
Median Earnings25+ $45,908
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,863
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,940


Median Family Income $83,333
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,155
Median House Value $310,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49%
US/American 0.4%
English 8.6%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Redlands Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 92373, 92374
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92375
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.055
Longitude -117.181

Redlands Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 82 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 63 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 83 F
Annual Precip 16.4 inches
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 66 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 83 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Redlands, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marigold (92373)

Smiley Heights (92373)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calimesa 8,269 $66,936
Colton 53,566 $44,653
Grand Terrace 12,331 $77,004
Highland 54,314 $57,385
Loma Linda 23,751 $67,111
San Bernardino 214,112 $39,039

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Redlands Public Libraries

A. K. Smiley Public Library
125 W. VINE ST.
Redlands, California
(909) 798-7565
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Redlands Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(909) 335-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Redlands High Schools

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Serves 3,310 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.8

Serves 3,218 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.1

A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,649 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 31.7

A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 247 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

A Charter School.
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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