Redlands 66 Good
Redlands Livability #160 ranked city in Colorado#11,233 ranked city in the USARanks better than 61% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Redlands

  • Employment

    Higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates are seen in this area. The result is a high score in the employment category.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Ratings

    Based on recent surveys and polls, locals gave high marks in the walkability to local amenities, safety, public transit, friendliness of neighbors and overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

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What's it like Living in Redlands?

Located in the state of Colorado, Redlands is a smaller city with a population of 8,863 inhabitants. At 95%, the majority of the Redlands population is White; this is followed by 1% Asian and 0% Black. Based on an average age of 50, Redlands appears to be well-suited for seniors or retirees as the average age is well above the national average. Not a fan of sitting in traffic during your commute to work? Redlands offers shorter work commutes, with an average one-way commute time taking only 20 minutes, far lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Redlands could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Colorado if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Redlands and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Colorado and national averages.

With a livability score of 65/100, Redlands is ranked #10,656 in the United States and #166 in Colorado. There are nine total categories that form the livability score. Redlands scores well for employment (B+) and housing (A-) There are some categories that Redlands ranks poorly for, including: amenities (F) and cost of living (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Redlands can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Redlands is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Redlands come in at $336,500, which is 27.2% higher than the Colorado 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 4.4, which is 4.8% higher than the Colorado average.

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      Redlands transportation information

      Statistic Redlands Colorado National
      Average one way commute20min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.7%75.2%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.2%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.0%3.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%1.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home6.6%7.0%4.6%
      Source: The Redlands, CO data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).