Introduction to Yucaipa, California
Yucaipa, California, in San Bernardino county, is 8 miles E of Redlands, California (center to center) and 21 miles E of Riverside, California. It's situated in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. The city's name comes from the Shoshonean language for "water" or "marshy place." It was incorporated in 1989.
The Yucaipa-Calimesa School District typically is positioned near the top in all categories for educational achievement. The city has an elevation of 2650 feet. Being situated near the mountains provides Yucaipa with a desirable climate and is one of the primary reasons it has become a popular location for seniors who have retired.
The Serrano Indians were the original inhabitants. The marshlands provided ample vegetation and wildlife. In 1842 Antonio Maria Lugo acquired a land grant from Mexican Governor Alvarado and founded the San Bernardino Rancho. The region was utilized for raising sheep and growing grains and alfalfa.
- Yucaipa Adobe includes furnishings from the 19th century, a blacksmith shop, historic farm equipment and is a California Historical Landmark.
- Yucaipa Little Theater.
- Heartland Players.
- Mousley Museum of Natural History.
- The apple country of Oak Glen is a popular destination.
Yucaipa Regional Park is a vast acreage and is popular for fishing, boating, swimming and camping. Wildwood Canyon State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club and the nearby Calimesa Country Club and the Highland Springs Village Golf Course. The city features numerous parks and an equestrian arena. The Yucaipa Community Park offers scenic views and is popular for a variety of sports.
Yucaipa Higher Education
The city is home to Crafton Hills College.
The city is served by the nearby Ontario International Airport. Omnitrans provides transit service.