Yucaipa Real Estate

Nestled in the fertile valley of Yucaipa, just 80 miles east of Los Angeles, the beautiful San Bernardino County city of Yucaipa is a sight for sore eyes. Yucaipa was originally settled by the Serrano Indians, and was named by them: Yucaipat meant “green valley”. This southern California city is set against the stunning San Bernardino mountains and is full of lush natural settings and parks.

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Educators and professionals have found a good match in the San Bernardino Valley as the area is home to four universities, four community colleges and six large public school districts.  Yucaipa is an ideal place for park rangers, conservationists and researchers to live and work. Wildwood Canyon State Park and Yucaipa Regional Park are just two of many nature preserves in town. Other opportunities can be found with the legendary Cleveland National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest.

Though the Yucaipa High School was once featured in a Nickelodeon Network’s episode of the popular television show “Rugrats”, there is a whole lot more to the Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District than just its fifteen minutes of fame. The Yucaipa High School is home to an award-winning marching band, a drama department that has presented at the highly regarded Fringe Festival in Scotland and a ground-breaking forensics program and competitive forensics league. Many MLB baseball players are alumni of this high school, including: John Eshleman and Matt Carson. There are several elementary and middle schools available within the district, including a charter academy.

With over 9 parks and sports complexes right in Yucaipa, Californians who love nature will find no shortage of places to explore while living here. Yucaipa Regional Park offers panoramic views of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, three gorgeous lakes, an aquatic center with two flume slides and everything a picnic fan could want from grills, running water and picnic tables to large outdoor shelters. Hikers and mountain bikers can easily spend the day exploring one of the many trails at Wildwood Canyon State Park.

Yucaipa’s uptown area has been completely revitalized in recent years. The area now features craftsman style decorative features, colored concrete sidewalks, plenty of parking and a business friendly atmosphere meant to attract both shop owners and shoppers. A variety of restaurants featuring a wide range of cuisines are waiting for hungry diners to stop by and enjoy a bite. For folks who seek a bit more excitement, the larger city of San Bernardino is a mere ten minutes away by car.

Yucaipa has several festivals each year that allow residents and locals from the area to gather and celebrate their interests. The annual Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival, in May, has something for everyone: talented musicians, a car show, a talent contest, a kid’s fun zone and a composting expo (just to name a few).

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