The homes of Highland, California, give west-coast style a good name, making the California lifestyle accessible to everyone. Whether you're seeking a basic model ranch home with one story, or you're in the market for a gorgeous investment piece that will boom in value, Highland has something for your budget and desires. The colorful, bright houses that typically pepper the flatlands are stunning and pristine, nestled against tropical trees and perpetually blue skies. Highland homes are both impressive and utilitarian.
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Perched in between the shadows of the San Bernardino and the San Gabriel mountains, Highland enjoys a special place in the landscape. Winter sports enthusiasts will delight in the proximity to skiing opportunities and other mountain recreation. Those who enjoy the classic southern California atmosphere of destinations like Palm Springs will enjoy being near the golf course city and being only a forty-five minute drive from the Palm Springs attractions. Hikers have access to myriad trails through the massive maze of sports trails and the connection to the Santa Ana River Trail.
Highland today enjoys a population of over 50,000 over its 18 square miles, but historically it was merely a small town steeped in the citrus industry. Its popularity grew steadily, as it did for all of southern California, due to its year-round warmth and ideal weather for certain crops. Still, many of the historical buildings have been preserved and are still used. A full range of commerce and services are spread throughout the city for resident convenience. For those looking for a self-sustaining city within a city, East Highlands Ranch is both an all-inclusive neighborhood and a community with its own recreational amenities. Some of the best educational institutions in the state are located in Highland, including two award winning school districts, the Redlands Unified School District and the San Bernardino Unified School District. Several undergraduate and graduate colleges serve the area, including the University of California Riverside.