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Overview of Colton

Nestled between Riverside and the beauty of San Bernardino National Forest, the community of Colton is one of most beautiful places in Southern California to call home. The city is a growing center for business and residential areas, so the future looks bright for people living in Colton apartments for rent. When you mix a high quality of living, commitment to public health, excellent public schools, sustainable infrastructure and a great sense of community, who wouldn't want to live in apartments for rent in Colton? According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city is home to more than 52,000, giving it the perfect small-town size in the splendor - and sprawl - of SoCal.

Living in Colton

This is the Golden State we're talking about - so you know that living in Colton apartments for rent is going to place you next to some of the best recreational spots that would make other states green with envy. One of those is the Santa Ana River Trail - a historic 110-mile path that runs right through the city. However, if hiking isn't your thing, there are nine area parks that are maintained for the enjoyment of many residents living in Colton apartments. Colton was created due to the development boom of Los Angeles in the early 20th century, which can be seen from the architecture. 

Colton Apartments and Cost of Living

Colton has seen a near 10 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2011, and the promise for the future and relatively low cost of living is one of the driving forces behind it. According to City-Data, the cost of living index for Colton apartments for rent is around 14 percent more expensive than the average American city. However, compared to the usual expense of living in Southern California, this rate is actually pretty low. Because of the near-perfect weather, stable housing market and rising median household income for many people living in apartments in Colton, AreaVibes gave Colton a score of 74.

Apartments in Colton Work and Study

City-Data also indicated that the most common industries for males in the area were in manufacturing, construction, transportation and warehousing and retail. For females living in Colton, the most common occupations were in the fields of health care, social assistance and retail. Some of the most popular colleges and universities in the area include Riverside Community College, Chaffey College and the University of California, Riverside, according to Education Portal.

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