Loma Linda is a quiet, residential university community located in the San Bernardino Valley 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The picturesque San Bernardino Mountains rise to over 11,000 feet on either side of the narrow valley. Although Loma Linda is a small community of just over 21,000, the cities of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Redlands are within a short driving distance.


Loma Linda's "short-sleeve" weather is mild even during the winter. The summers are hot and dry, with cool evenings. It is common for winter days to reach 70°; however, an hour's drive north into the San Bernardino Mountains may reward the weekend adventurer with over three feet of snow, and several ski resorts that cater to weekend skiers.


Small and large houses, apartments and rooms for rent are readily available in the San Bernardino Valley. Many of our residents choose to live within walking distance from campus, while others prefer a community with a little more distance from work, requiring a short commute. Prices for housing are some of the least expensive in Southern California, and are much more affordable than housing in and around Los Angeles.

Recreational Activities:

An hour's drive in any direction from Loma Linda provides a variety of recreational experiences.

  • North of Loma Linda
    • Mountain resorts of the San Bernardino National Forest
    • Lakes Arrowhead and Big Bear
    • water and snow skiing
    • hiking
    • swimming
    • mountain bicycling
    • boating
    • camping
  • East of Loma Linda
    • internationally famous golf courses
    • natural spas
    • exotic shopping malls of Palm Springs
  • West of Loma Linda
    • Beautiful beaches
      • Laguna
      • Newport
      • Malibu
      • San Diego
    • Numerous Amusement parks
      • Disneyland
      • Magic Mountain
      • Knott's Berry Farm
      • SeaWorld
    • Rich Cultural experience in Los Angeles
      • museums
      • libraries
      • concert halls
      • world famous restaurants
      • art exhibits
      • live theater
    • Sports Events
      • Angels Stadium
      • Staples Center
      • Dodger Stadium
      • Rose Bowl

Our residents also enjoy a variety of local activities easily reached in a 5-10 minute drive.

  • dance classes
  • rock climbing at multiple indoor sites
  • world class shopping
  • eating delicious cuisine at restaurants from numerous ethnic backgrounds
  • attending concerts, plays and other events at the nearby Redlands bowl

Whether together as a whole residency program, a class event or as an individual resident, there are many activities and opportunities that will allow you to continue a well-balanced life throughout residency.