Loma Linda University's location in the heart of the eastern Inland Empire provides the unique benefits of being within 50 miles of the mountains, the desert, the beach, and the cultural and recreational opportunities available in the Los Angeles area. Californians seem to spend a significant amount of leisure time outdoors.
The diverse lifestyle available here enables the residents of Loma Linda to choose from a variety of entertainment options: a day of fun at Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm; tennis or golf at abundant locations; hiking or skiing in the nearby mountain communities of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead; swimming, surfing, or fishing at one of Southern California's world-renowned beaches; relaxing or sunning at the fashionable resort community of Palm Springs; shopping at one of the numerous regional shopping malls located in the Inland Empire; or attending one of the many sporting events available in the Southland.
Loma Linda is conveniently close to freeways and major arteries which connect it to other nearby economic centers. With easy access to I-10, I-215, Hwy 60, and Hwy 91, Loma Linda is linked to the Los Angeles transportation network and one of the most extensive freeway system in the world.
In relation to other cities of its size, Loma Linda enjoys a comparative advantage because of its prime location between Riverside and San Bernardino. Being nestled between the two cities enables Loma Linda to prosper as a part of one of the nation's fastest growing standard metropolitan statistical areas.