Loma Linda University Health is located in the sunny Inland Empire of southern California. Conveniently close to mountains, beaches, and deserts, as well as big cities like Los Angeles and Anaheim and the many amusement parks around. A day trip away from many of California’s beautiful national parks. Loma Linda is a diverse city with many career opportunities for medical and non-medical professionals, with great schools for kids! 

Living in Southern California

Loma Linda University opened in 1905 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and has been dedicated to our mission of making man whole for over 100 years. Loma Linda is home to one of the highest concentrations of Seventh-day Adventists and centenarians in the world and is also proudly home to America’s only designated “Blue Zone”. We are proud to promote a legacy of health, longevity and wholeness.  

Southern California is diverse and growing and offers something for everyone, including our sunny and warm weather most of the year. Whether it’s hiking and national parks, Disney trips, live music, sporting events, thrifting, or beach days. Loma Linda is nestled in the heart of the Inland Empire and is a short drive away from all that Southern California has to offer! Many popular destinations near us are:

  • Disneyland
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • San Diego
  • Las Vegas
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Yosemite
  • San Francisco
  • Palm Springs


The Inland Empire offers some of the most affordable options for housing in southern California. The University has a great resource newspaper, the Trading Post, that lists homes, condos, and apartments for rent and sale in the Loma Linda and surrounding areas. Many love to rent to LLU residents and fellows. Many popular choices for “home” for fellows are Loma Linda, Riverside, and Redlands. 


LLUH offers a variety of career options and our division of vascular surgery is steadily growing. Employment information can be found at LLUH.org/jobs .

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

Things to Do

Southern California offers many exciting recreational opportunities to fill your weekends and days off: 

  • Beaches
  • Big Bear Mountain
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Route 66
  • National Parks
  • Disneyland
  • Universal Studios
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (and touring around Hollywood)
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Sea World
  • Knotts Berry Farm
  • Legoland

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