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A+ Redlands Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Redlands Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than California
12727% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Redlands cost of living
D+ Redlands Crime Total crime is 35% higher than California
Total crime
3,96844% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2644% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-18%Year over year crime is down
Redlands crime
C Redlands Employment Household income is 4% higher than California
Median household income
$66,51420% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$31,7216% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%12% lower than the US average
Redlands employment
C- Redlands Housing Home value is 20% lower than California
Median home value
$326,80077% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,17724% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Redlands real estate or Redlands rentals
C- Redlands Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than California
High school grad. rates
88%6% higher than the US average
School test scores
47%4% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:144% higher than the US average
Redlands K-12 schools or Redlands colleges

Living in Redlands, CA

Redlands, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 70,442 people. According to the most recent Census, 75% of Redlands residents are White, 8% Asian and 6% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Redlands are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 15% of the population also speak Spanish. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 73% of the population considered married and 58% with kids under the age of 18, Redlands could be considered a very suitable city for families.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Redlands, California. Finding the best places to live in Redlands and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, crime, education, employment and other important metrics.

Redlands, CA receives 71 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #334 in California and #9,152 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Redlands ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Redlands. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (D) and cost of living (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Redlands has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Pharaoh's Adventure Park, and Paxton's Wine Cellar.

Assuming that Redlands meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Redlands. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Redlands are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Redlands come in at $326,800, which is 20.2% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Redlands, the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 23.4% lower than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Redlands area were 6.2% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Redlands, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Redlands, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sycamore Canyon Park, Riverside8311.4244
Hawarden Hills, Riverside7814.32,610
Victoria, Riverside7413.59,762
Orangecrest, Riverside7413.818,304
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Nena, San Bernardino739.22,759
Rancho West, San Bernardino7110.410,024
Canyon Crest, Riverside7011.816,329
University, Riverside6910.318,761

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Las Flores, CA7841.55,671

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used to be better

there are 2 Redlands, one side has million dollar beautiful homes, the other side is the hood ( where I live ) in my 340,000 house , we have cops going all night, I have had 2 high speed chases in my neighborhood, one totaled my mom's car and hit a couple others...neighbors here have lived along time.. but some have died off and children taken over house... which has brought down the neighborhood. 20 years ago, this was the place to love...5 years ago they became homeless friendly, and had a huge homeless problem... they have seem to have made alot of them disappear.. .Redlands cops are not to be messed with...City is Rebuilding the train station and residence not happy.. will make it easier for the homeless to come here and pan handle.. has a thriving college atmosphere, as University of Redlands is here. if you can afford to live on the south side of the freeway... then you will do good... but there is alot to do here in Redlands, ( Redlands bowl has free concerts all summer ) lots of place to shop and more coming.. 2 major movie theaters ...but expensive and the taxes here are going to be going through the roof as it is a 100% democrat controlled state, and heavy taxes is causing major companies to leave to states that are business friendly... so if money is not a issue and you don't have a problem with high taxes and utilities are going through the roof, I am paying almost double what i used to pay, and that has been 20 years ... Redlands is not bad.. just stay on the south side.. you are around an hour from disneyland, and alittle more for the beaches and big bear is around the same.. traffic can be pretty brutal at times... but nothing like northern Cali . crime has increased with the homeless problem... people going door to door , and stealing packages ... I don't let my son play with neighborhood children... but I am very fussy with who I want my son being influenced by... and Yes I am very conservative, BUT I tried to be as non political as possible with my review... the city officials tend to be on the politically correct/yuppy side of things... we have painted bike lanes and bike races during the summer
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Gone Down Hill

I have lived in Redlands for over 40 years, and it has gone downhill. Homeless in all the parks with needles, poop, and trash. Traffic--it takes 20-25 minutes to go 6 miles. Plus it is very hot in the summer. I, like many Californians, can't wait to escape.
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Feel Safe and Welcome in Redlands, California

I have lived in Redlands California for the last two years. We moved here from a much bigger city and I was apprehensive about moving to a smaller town. But I absolutely love it here and am so happy we did.

Redlands does feel like a small town and yet you are so close to almost everything you would find in a big city. It is nice and quiet here, Redlands crime rates are fairly low compared to other large California cities and the people are friendly. Nearly every day of the year is full of beautiful warm sunshine. I love being able to see the mountains and yet still have the nice weather of the desert.

Although most Redlands restaurants and stores are a short drive away you do have to drive over to another city to find a big box super store for grocery shopping as the local stores can be fairly expensive.
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Source: The Redlands, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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