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San Bernardino, CA

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The city of San Bernardino, California occupies a great deal of the San Bernardino Valley, a valley that Native Americans called \The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God.\ The city is virtually surrounded by mountainous terrain and is known as the Gate City for its proximity to Los Angeles. The city is home to the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team, and is perhaps best known as the birthplace of McDonald’s restaurants.

Apartments in San Bernardino, CA

$725-$885

Tuscany Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$995-$1395

The Reserve At Rancho Belago
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$765-$945

Sienna Pointe
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1012-$1282

The Highlands Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1150-$1495

Stonegate At Towngate
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1125-$1650

The Hills At Quail Run
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of San Bernardino, CA is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.57%
  • 6.27%
  • 6.44%
  • Female
  • 7.36%
  • 6.57%
  • 6.78%
$924
is average rent in San Bernardino, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 4.6%
  • 5.7%
  • 6.05%
38.87%
of units are available for rent in San Bernardino
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2317
  • 108
  • 1789
Getting Around in San Bernardino, CA

With the most famous highway in the United States, Route 66, running through the city, it's no surprise that automotive travel is dominant in San Bernardino. Public bus transportation is available through Omnitrans, and there is also Metrolink regional train service. The Inland Empire Line takes riders from San Bernardino, through Orange County, and into Oceanside. The San Bernardino Line, the busiest of Southern California’s Metrolink lines, runs from San Bernardino to Downtown Los Angeles. For longer train travel, there is also an Amtrak station.

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The average commuter time in San Bernardino is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.09%
  • 13.88%
  • 2.45%

Arrowhead Springs

<p>Those with sharp eyes might notice an arrowhead-shaped rock formation in the side of one of the mountains above San Bernardino. This formation, which measures 1,375 by 449 feet, is naturally occurring, and, according to Native American lore, is supposed to guide people to a place where they could be healed. In fact, the light quartz formation points to an artesian hot spring. In 1868, David Noble Smith, a self-appointed "doctor," was using the springs to treat a number of illnesses. Nowadays, the spring is a part of a resort that will be reopening to the public in the near future.</p>

McDonalds Museum

<p>In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald founded McDonalds. Though it first opened as a barbecue restaurant, by 1948 the brothers had re-organized it as a hamburger stand that made use of production line principles. The McDonald brothers began franchising their restaurant in 1953. In 1955, Ray Kroc joined the company as a franchise agent and subsequently purchased the chain in 1961 for 2.7 million dollars. Today, the McDonald's Museum is located on the original site of the world's first McDonald's.</p>

Big Bear Lake

<p>Big Bear Lake is the largest body of water within easy reach of the city. The lake, nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains, is a completely snow-fed reservoir and is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Big Bear is approximately 7 miles from east to west and 2.5 miles from north to south, making it a substantial lake. Over the years, Big Bear has served as the set for several movies, including many Westerns. Today, the lake is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities, including fishing, pleasure boating, and water skiing. Because of the chilly temperature of the water, swimming is only an option in the summer months.</p>