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San Bernardino - Cool Place?????

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by flightcancled, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Jan 26, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    I am toying with an offer for a job working as a research tech out of the San Bernadino area (Redlands). What's doing over there and is it a cool place to live?

    Digging:

    The Weather
    J-Tree being an hour away
    Good surf nearby
    New place/ lifestyle


    Not digging:

    I'm a whitewater paddler..... no rivers!
    Cost of living(?)
     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    cost of living shouldnt be super bad cause its basically on the way to the desert on the outskirts of "so cal"

    as for whitewater, 5 1/2 hrs gets you out to the kings river east of fresno .... my friends and i go every year and its about that long for us to get there from the bay area too

    Edit: i know my response is somewhat vauge but ive never actually LIVED in the area but have been there a few times
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    I live in Riverside, about 20 minutes southwest of Redlands. Redlands is a cool, college town. Lots of great outdoors stuff to do in the area: lots of great trails, rock climbing, mountain biking.

    Does get hot in August and September, though
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Whatever you do, don't live in the city of San Bernardino.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    X2. It is trash. Too bad they hold the Route 66 car show there every year.

    OP look into Corona, Chino and Chino Hills.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    I live in Yucaipa, a city right next door to Redlands. Redlands is a nice place but like any city, it has it's less desirable areas so be selective. It's also centrally located to the desert (J-Tree), the beach, the mountains, but not too close to any whitewater. And like these guys said, just don't live in SB.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    I have lived in redlands for 19 years and it is a great place to live. There are shitty areas in every city. San Bernardino isn't the greatest city, but the north end by cal state is just fine. North end is pretty quiet and i am still on the fence of buying a condo in north end SB. If you can afford it, spring for a place to stay in redlands or east highland. :thumbsup:
    Best of luck to you
     
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    Will you be renting or buying?
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Thanks for the info and feedback guys!

    I'd be renting so I'll be sure to get to know the area before signing a lease.

    I guess I'll have to figure out a work schedual that gives me time off in large enough chunks to make it to the mountians...

    What else is there to do in the area?
     
  10. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    Watch an episode of COPS, it will give you a good view of the city and surrounding areas.
     
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    oh god..
     
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    bahahahha tru that i see that area on cops all the time
     
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    Better cancel that flight. Hardy har har.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    How long (realistically, not what google tells me) would it take you guys to get to Barstow from these areas (are redlands/highland closest out of the nicer areas?)
     
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    that... Redlands is not that bad. If you like the forest you'll love it.
     
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    Maybe 2 hrs??? Depending on traffic on the 15
     
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    Define "nicer" There's a bunch of new houses in Highland near SB National Forest, by the hwy 330.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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    I live in Redlands and grew up here in SoCal it's not bad but get ready for lots of smog and traffic. As others have stated we have some great mountain biking and off road trails. It's also only an hour to the mountains or beach. I would recommend looking in Redlands and Loma Linda for living purposes.
     
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    ugh, thats a bit too far. So what would be a realistic drive (say under an hour) to Barstow that you could live at, and actually enjoy life, lol.. (ie: good bars/restaurants, etc)

    Someplace you dont have to worry about your house/cars/possessions. Safe to walk in the streets at night w/o wondering if you're getting robbed. That kind of stuff.
     
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