What is it like to live in San Bernardino, CA?
I have lived in SB for about 6 years…My husband, on the other hand, was born in SB and has lived here his entire life. I moved here when I married him. Now, I moved from the High Desert, where I work, and before that I lived in Walnut/Diamond Bar, and also West Covina. I would say that I feel safer in SB than I do in the High Desert anymore. There is more relocated riff raff in The HD that have no sense of community. Yes, in SB there are gangs, and prostitutes, and so on, but not really in the North End, where I live. The folks that live in SB have lived her for a long time, some family’s for generations.
I live on a gorgeous Hill, little mountain, have an amazing adobe home built in 1946, all restored and modernized, with amazing views from every window. It’s a great neighborhood of older unique custom homes, great neighbors that look out for one another, and the weather is pretty awesome all year, except for maybe August through September when it’s so hot. San Bernardino is actually a city that has great bones, and under the right leadership, could be just like Redlands or Highland. It is centrally located smack dab next to major freeways, has really beautiful views of the mountains, has a huge natural ground water supply, and some really nice neighborhoods in the North End. It’s just far enough out of LA to be a quiet suburb, but close enough to all kinds of great shopping and eatery’s, super close to Ontario International Airport, and close to the Mountains, or the beach day trips. It’s sad that the city leaders have allowed this uncut gem to fall into disrepair, and have done nothing to attract better businesses and viable homeowners.