Yucaipa is a mature, well-established community nestled in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Residents enjoy cleaner air and cooler temperatures as a result of the higher elevations, and a comprehensive approach to community safety has produced one of the lowest rates of crime for comparably sized cities anywhere in the State. The City contains 10 City Parks, including an equestrian arena and a municipal pool, as well as a 200-acre regional park with 3 lakes for swimming, boating, and fishing, plus campgrounds and playgrounds for the entire family. The Yucaipa-Calimesa School District has an outstanding reputation, and it ranks at or near the top in every category of educational achievement. In addition, Crafton Hills College offers day and evening programs of continuing education and training opportunities for personal and professional development. Housing to accommodate all lifestyles is readily available, and 3 museums, a library, a Senior Center, 2 theater groups, and over 40 churches and 90 social or business clubs round out the community.
Strategically located 75 miles east of Los Angeles, with 4 miles of mostly undeveloped frontage on Interstate 10, Yucaipa offers exceptional development opportunities to new or expanding businesses. The City's immediate market area population currently exceeds 75,000 residents, and with strong growth projected to occur for several more decades, Yucaipa will remain a highly desirable location for new investments. Local government is business friendly and fiscally sound - there are no utility taxes levied on residents or businesses, and recent improvements to waste water treatment and water supply systems provide adequate capacity to meet almost any need. An ambitious program to revitalize the Uptown Business District is currently underway with the Yucaipa Redevelopment Agency, and Agency assistance with other commercial/industrial development projects may be available. Long known as one of the premier residential communities of the Inland Empire, Yucaipa also provides one of the greatest untapped economic development opportunities in the Southern California region.
Yucaipa is strategically located with easy access to both surface and air transportation (see map). The I-10, a major east-west interstate highway, bisects the City with three interchanges in Yucaipa. Since incorporation, over $20,000,000 has been spent widening and improving the major streets of the City, and additional improvements are underway.
Transit service is provided through Omnitrans, with regular service connecting with local services provided in Calimesa and the Beaumont/Banning area. Transfers are available to extend travel to major shopping areas in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
To encourage commuting, the Yucaipa Park and Ride facility lets you park hassle-free and transfer to a rideshare arrangement. This lighted facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides 80 parking spaces. Yucaipa Park and Ride is conveniently located at the I-10/Yucaipa Boulevard off ramp (at Hampton Road).
Air transportation is currently available from Ontario International Airport, just 34 miles to the west, the Palm Springs Airport 40 miles to the east, and it will soon be available from San Bernardino International Airport.
* Rankings include all 48 cities in San Bernardino and Riverside counties5