With a warm climate and many attractions and entertainment opportunities, Redlands, California, could be a great place to call your next home. Located about 10 miles east of downtown San Bernardino, the residences in this area range from condominiums to large 6 bedroom homes built on sprawling lots. Houses with swimming pools and multiple shrubs and trees can be found throughout the neighborhoods of the Redlands.
Museum lovers will be happy to see the wide-variety of museums and historical attractions in the Redlands. The Lincoln Shrine is dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War; it is a museum and research facility located in Smiley Park. The Redlands Historical Museum is inside the A.K. Smiley Library on the grounds of Smiley Park in downtown Redlands. If you like learning about the history of glass, the Redlands Historical Glass Museum might be worth checking out. This museum holds displays of American glassware dating from the early 19th century to contemporary times. Items on display include candlesticks, bowls and several items from the estate of Liberace. The San Bernardino County Museum is a regional museum, exhibiting collections in cultural and natural history.
The city, which has a population of about 70,000, has many venues and concert halls for fans of all music. Located in downtown Redlands, the Fox Event Center dates back to 1928 and offers dinner theater, film festivals, art shows and open mic nights. Concerts at the venue include blues, rock and jazz. There also are nights of classical music at the Fox Event Center. The sounds of a symphony can be heard courtesy of the Redlands Symphony. This symphony performs throughout the academic year at the University of the Redlands. The Redlands Bowl is the oldest continuously running music festival in the country. Admission is free, to this yearly event which features symphony concerts, bands and operas. It takes place in the Redlands Bowl amphitheatre. There are many options for theater fans in the city. The Redlands Footlighters is a volunteer community theater founded in 1945; the theater company produces five shows each season. The Redlands Shakespeare Festival takes place each May at the Redlands Bowl amphitheater. The festival features full-scale repertory performances and an educational workshop series. If you like spending time outdoors, Redlands offers several parks with nature trails and athletic fields. For those who like a Mediterranean climate and lots of things to do on the weekends, Redlands could be the place for you.