With its palm tree-lined streets, numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation, and focus on health and wellness, it is no surprise that many California residents are giving the charming city of Loma Linda a second look. Even though people who live in Loma Linda apartments for rent already know that the city is small, there is an unmistakable cosmopolitan and worldly atmosphere that attracts people from all walks of life. Loma Linda literally translates to "beautiful hill," so you can bet that residents here enjoy scenic views and fantastic Southern California weather year-round. Because of everything Loma Linda has to offer, it should come as no surprise that the city has seen a near 25 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data.
Loma Linda was the development idea of Los Angeles businessmen and physicians in the late 1800s who wanted to build a health resort in San Bernardino. Soon afterwards, a school of medicine was opened and the area began to be known for its focus on wellness and healthy living. Although the area had been established for decades, the city wasn't incorporated until 1970. Today, the city is home to more than 23,000 residents, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and that number is expected to grow as more people find out about all of the benefits of living here. A young city, the median age in Loma Linda is around 33.
Although Loma Linda is small, there are 10 parks and trails in the area offering everything from baseball fields, basketball courts, dog parks, playgrounds, volleyball courts and signature Californian orange trees for residents to enjoy.
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