Grand Terrace is a city located along the southern border of San Bernardino County. Approximately 60 miles east of Los Angeles, it's closest to the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, in the heart of the Inland Empire region. Two mountain ranges - the La Loma Hills and Blue Mountains - flank Grand Terrace from the west and east, giving the city its nickname, "The Blue Mountain City," and surrounding it in the exquisite beauty of nature. Families seeking homes for rent in a quieter area of southern California are likely to fall in love with Grand Terrace.
The city boasts a strong economy on its own and is within fairly easy commuting distance of more than six major cities, making it ideal for the career-oriented. Grand Terrace is also particularly well-known for its safety, which families are sure to appreciate.
Facts for Renters
Grand Terrace was founded in 1978 and, before its incorporation, bore other names including East Riverside and South Colton.
Health care and education are the sectors responsible for the majority of employment within the city limits. Professional services and manufacturing are the next biggest employers in Grand Terrace.
Children's education in Grand Terrace is overseen by the Colton Joint Unified School District. Two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school are located within the city limits.
In addition to the aforementioned mountains, Grand Terrace is also not far from the massive Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest. Both are perfect for hiking, camping and climbing.