Located in the sunny Inland Empire of southern California, Loma Linda University boasts access to rich natural beauty and historic sites. The university, opened in 1905 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has launched the careers of countless medical professionals who have served around the world and lived out the mission of making man whole.

Living in Southern California

Loma Linda rests at the base of rugged hills in San Bernardino County. It is home to one of the highest concentrations of Seventh-day Adventists and centenarians in the world. As America’s only designated “Blue Zone®,” Loma Linda University Health has a legacy of promoting health, longevity and wholeness. 

There is something for everyone, whether you enjoy food, music, views, outdoor activities, or sightseeing. All are within driving distance and part of the advantage of living in the ideal Southern California weather. There are a number of popular destinations worth the drive from the Inland Empire:

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Santa Barbara
  • Sequoia
  • Zion
  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Palm Springs
  • Las Vegas
  • San Diego
  • Yosemite
“Loma Linda feels like a home away from home gently tucked away between the mountains. Once you come, it’s hard to leave!”


The Inland Empire features some of the most affordable housing in southern California. Many residents and fellows live in off-campus rental properties in Loma Linda or the nearby city of Redlands.  

Housing resources near the university campus include:


There are a variety of career options available at Loma Linda University Health. Employment information can be found at LLUH.org/jobs.

For spouses of residents and fellows, the Resident Medical Auxiliary (RMA) may be a resource for information and support.  

Things to Do

Southern California has no shortage of recreational opportunities. Family-friendly destinations within driving distance include:

  • Beaches
  • Disneyland
  • Legoland
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Castle Park
  • Knotts Berry Farm
  • Sea World
  • Universal Studios

Discount tickets to many local attractions are available to residents and fellows at the Office of Student Affairs.