Highland Real Estate
Highland, CA, east of San Bernardino and north of Redlands, was built upon land once shared by ranchers and Native Americans, housing farmland and fresh springs that became resorts. Like much of the Inland Empire, East Highlands Ranch was a large citrus ranch, and landmarks and buildings from that era remain, such as the Stone House, packing houses, and homes in the historic district. They celebrate this heritage yearly at the Highland Citrus Harvest Festival. The San Manuel Casino and lands are nestled in the hills in the north and are a major tourist attraction, and the city itself provides the quickest and easiest access to both major areas of mountain resorts, allowing for a variety of outdoor excursions. Many Highland homes, particularly those north of the 210, are, appropriately, mid-century ranch style homes, though the historic district in particular has craftsman homes full of history and character. And the modern-day East Highlands Ranch is a massive master-planned community loaded with amenities, like parks, trails, swimming pools, a catch-and-release lake, sports courts, and much more, featuring many contemporary construction homes in a family-centric setting.
Mark’s Favorite Highland Activities
San Manuel Casino – An ever growing tourist hotspot with gaming, dining, and shopping.
Highland Citrus Harvest Festival – Yearly celebration of Highland heritage, takes place in the historic district!
Norton Air Force Base Museum – A memorial to the now-closed local base.
Aurantia Park – 12 acre parcel with two dog parks and pieces of Highland history, including a section of a 1900s bridge.
Mark’s Favorite Highland Restaurants
Two Guys Pasta & Pizza – Family-style Italian with huge portions. Come hungry!
Bear Springs Bistro & Lounge – Located in the Bear Springs Hotel, delicious fare for all price points.
Falafel Express – Sneaky good Mediterranean food.