The City of Banning is strategically located astride Interstate 10 between the Inland Empire and the Coachella Valley in the San Gorgonio Pass. The City, incorporated in 1913, has a rich and colorful history. The first white man in this area was Dr. Isaac Smith in 1853 who bought the area from the Mexican Governor. Dr. Smith and his family lived at what is now called Highland Springs. Banning's first permanent landmark, Gilman Ranch, was built the following year. Initally, Banning served as a stagecoach and railroad stop between the Arizona Territories and Los Angeles. It also has been, and in some respects even today remains, an agricultural area with cattle ranching and orchards forming the back bone of that industry. This history has contributed to the present day spirit of pioneer resourcefulness and "can do" attitude that is so prevalent in the community. Banning is still known as "Stagecoach Town, U.S.A." and is famous for its annual Stagecoach Days Celebration that features a parade, carnival, and rodeo. Banning is a friendly and wholesome place to work and raise a family. Desirable executive housing is available, as well as moderate and lower income housing. Clean air, ample water supplies and the memorable and inspiring scenic vistas of both Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto, the two tallest peaks in Southern California, are additional amenities which make the City of Banning a logical choice as a development opportunity in the Southern California area.
The City of Beaumont is located in the San Gorgonio Pass of Western Riverside County which is known for its clean environment, open spaces and small town lifestyle. Incorporated in 1912, Beaumont treasures the rural atmosphere which makes it a very desirable place to raise a family. The community is served by a county parks and recreation district, quality schools, as well as a city senior and community services department reinforcing a commitment to a family friendly atmosphere. Desirable executive housing is available, as well as moderate and lower income housing, in the picturesque Beaumont and rural equestrian oriented outer area of Cherry Valley.
Cabazon was born "Hall City" during the reconstruction period - in the years immediately following the Civil War. Hall City was nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in the narrow pass that separates the San Bernardino range of mountains and the San Jacinto mountain range. Hall City became Cabazon after an astute and progressive Chief of the Morongo Tribe developed a railroad station at the approximate location of Main Street and Broadway. Cabazon has long been famous for its healthful climate, an abundance of pure mountain water and dry smog- free atmosphere. This scenic location is home to Old Flume, Halls Grade, the California Aquaduct Tunnel, the two famous Dinosaurs and the popular Desert Hills Premium Outlets which attract million of people from around the world. Cabazon is also home to many popular filming locations. Cabazon is served by the Banning Unified School District. In addition, there is plenty of affordable housing and excellent executive housing nearby.
While the City of Calimesa was recently incorporated in December 1990, the Calimesa Community has a rich heritage with land being sub-divided by the Redlands-Yucaipa Land Company back in 1910. Located in the San Gorgonio Pass area between San Bernardino and Palm Springs, this valley with three "mesas" nestles up against the foothills of the majestic San Bernardino Mountains. The clean air and rural atmosphere still atracts those wanting to escape the noise and smog of the urban areas. The scenic vistas are well known to residents and those passing through. Climate conditions are characterized by warm summers, mild winters, infrequent rainfall and moderate humidities. An abundance of water from these foothills and the higher elevation makes the area natural for growing a variety of fruit and nut crops.
To learn more about our communities we have provided the following links for your information:
City of Banning
City of Beaumont
Chambers of Commerce
Banning Municipal Airport
California Association for Local Economic Development
Rotary Club of Banning, Ca.
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Census Data For Banning