Welcome to Highland
With a community of over 57,000, the City of Highland takes great pride in being one of the most desirable communities to live in the Inland Empire of Southern California. With low crime, high safety, and an emphasis on community beautification, Highland makes an ideal location for business and residential real estate. This city's central location provides easy access to Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Palm Springs, Riverside, and the stunning wilderness areas of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains.
The City of Highland's original townsite was founded in 1891 and soon was known as the home of the finest, sweetest valencia navel oranges in Southern California. The Lumber industry was also a huge founding contribution to the city's earliest years.
Now, Highland is home to many parks, hiking trails, restaurants, shopping areas that are continuing to enhance, advance, and develop.
Education is one of the City of Highlands greatest matters of importance. Here you will find two award-winning school districts serving the community: The Redlands Unified School District and the San Bernardino Unified School District. Both of these school districts have schools that were named as California Distinguished Schools ranging from Kindergarten to High School. Highland and neighboring cities also have more top rated school systems including: Pre-schools, Private grade schools and Colleges.
Things to do near Highland
- Visit a local city park
- Hike on one of Highlands many walking trails
- Visit the Original McDonald’s Site and Museum
- Attend a concert at Yaamava Casino
- Apple picking in Oak Glen
- Take the sky tram in Palm Springs
- Day trip to Big Bear Lake