Key findings

  • Highland has a Livability Score of 58/100, which is considered poor
  • Highland crime rates are 18% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Highland is 16% lower than the California average
  • Highland real estate prices are 34% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Highland are 25% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Highland

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Highland Grove ElementaryKG - 553453%
      Arroyo Verde ElementaryKG - 562551%
      Cram ElementaryKG - 562049%
      Beattie Middle School6 - 81,17340%
      Thompson ElementaryKG - 656028%
      Lankershim ElementaryKG - 673822%
      Cypress ElementaryKG - 656814%
      Warm Springs ElementaryKG - 662013%
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      Low Quality, High Price

      Decent jobs are about 25 miles away , add the notorious California traffic and ruthless driving, be prepared to drive an hour to get to your job safely. Dangerous , boring, overpriced , Highland is one of the many suburbs of the bankrupt and #2 most dangerous U.S. city of San Bernardino. According to Home Snacks , California is #50 on the most expensive U.S. States.
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      If you have to live in the East Valley...

      East Highland is nice, west Highland is ghetto land.If you have to live in the East Valley, then East Highland may be the best choice. It is less expensive than Redlands and Loma Linda and a way better choice than anywhere in San Bernardino. There isn't anything to do in Highland itself, and the city's amenities for its residents are poor, the few parks are lame, the library is lame.The Redlands school district (East Highland) is well regarded for California, but compared to districts in other parts of the country with comparable housing costs, it is pretty awful. The good private schools are too far away to be practical. If you have kids and want them to be in a great school, the best advice is to move to a different state.Keep in mind that the San Andreas fault runs through/next to Highland, so have a good earthquake plan.
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      Our Big Move To Highland, CA

      I moved to Highland, CA about six years ago with my husband and three children. I was a little nervous about the big move from Northern New England but once we were settled in everything fell into place very quickly. All of our neighbors were extremely welcoming and the schools have the best curriculum I have seen in a long time. They actually care about what the children learn and take into consideration how a child learns best. If I have to pick out one particular thing about Highland that I love the most it would be the scenery. The palm trees here are gorgeous and the beaches are literally to die for, especially Perris Beach. Even though I say the beaches are my favorite, I have to keep in mine my massive shopping addiction. With over 300 business's in the area, I definitely have a lot of places to spend my money at.

      Setting aside my feelings about Highland, CA, I know my kids are more in love with the place than I could ever be. Not only do they actually enjoy going to school, but they even partake in all the kids activities they can possibly handle. Highland has many programs for children, mainly outdoor sports and activities. Usually on the weekends when there is nothing going on for them we either go out to see a movie or go to one of the many restaurants in town. So far I have yet to find one that I have not liked. Every place is very clean and has food that you could never dream of. I have to say it is very different from the way we used to eat up North. I do miss it back home time to time but Highland has become my new home and I wouldn't leave here for anything.
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      Source: The Highland, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).