Loma Linda or Mound City as it was once
known, is located in San Bernardino
County and has recognized neighbors,
Redlands and San Bernardino. From
many of the city's locations you can
look to the San
Bernardino mountains nearby where vacationers go to enjoy skiing, water skiing, snowboarding, and Big Bear Lake and Arrowhead. Other views include the San Jacinto mountains with Idyllywild mountain escape, or Palm Desert on the other side of the mountain, a one hour drive east in the Cochella Valley Basin.
Life is charming in Loma Linda where you'll see locals strolling along tree lined streets. They like to reflect and consider their lifestyle--decidedly cosmopolitan, thanks to the fame of Loma Linda University (LLU) Medical Center, attracting visitors from around the world. Some are patients, others are students, some come to teach, heal or perform research.
Highlights for visitors include the Sunday morning Farmers Market that starts at 8 a.m. to Noon. Location: Barton Frontage Road between Loma Linda Drive and Benton Street, across from Stater Brother's Shopping Center.
Like so much of Inland Empire that once
served as what was considered a healthy
vacation resort around the turn of the
20th century, the Linda Loma Resort
property was acquired by The
Seventh-day Adventist Church and was
converted it into the Loma Linda
Sanitarium in 1905. The Sanitarium
eventually became a full service medical
facility and medical college, the
forerunners of the Loma Linda University
and Medical Center.
The Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital contain the largest neonatal intensive care unit in California, the Proton Accelerator Cancer treatment Center and the infant heart and multiple organ transplant center. Over 900 physicians are on the University and Medical Center staff.
This type of medical tourism offers a very unique flavor to a city that enjoys some of the highest incomes and best educated residents in San Bernardino County, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
The City includes nine public parks, lectures and musical programs. Nearby Redlands Bowl offers great entertainment, and San Bernardino County Museum nearby features Art, History, Natural History, Geology and Archaeology.