Apartments & Houses for Rent in San Bernardino

Situated on the floor of the San Bernardino valley, the San Bernardino city is one of the inland Empire’s anchor cities. It is also serving as the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, USA. It is the 100th largest city in the USA and is home to many diplomatic missions and consulates as well.

Originally referred to as the "The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God" by the native tribesmen, the San Bernardino city is also one of the oldest communities in the state of California. Named after the Bernardino of Siena, this city was officially incorporated in 1857. The city has a rich history of Anglo-American, Mexican American, Latino as well as Chinese settlers and is also known as The Gate City, The Friendly City and City on the move.

Top things to do

You find the famed California State University in the city’s northwestern part. The city also hosts ASU Fox Theatre, California Theatre and San Manuel Amphitheater. Interestingly, the city also hosts the McDonald's Museum, located on the original site of the world's first McDonald's. Just in case you think that it’s too urbanized, just look around and you get to see the scenic beauty of the San Bernardino Mountains, Perris Hills and the Kendall Hills. So if you are looking for to stay in an urbanized city close to the lap of the nature, look no further and look up on the houses for rent in San Bernardino.

Unique Facts about the Area

San Bernardino became the largest city to choose to file for protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code in August 2012, though was later superseded by Detroit’s filing. There is a naturally formed arrowhead-shaped rock formation on the side of a mountain near this city which has some legendary stories associated with it. This place is now called Arrowhead Springs and there was a time when word spread about the good effect of the crystal clear water from this spring on one’s health. The fame of this water, grew to such an extent that it even lead to bottled water being shipped from here to other parts. Through 1980 t0 2003, the city saw two fires that destroyed a large number of homes. This loss has now been made up and houses were rebuilt and you can now find enough houses for rent in San Bernardino.

What it’s like living in San Bernardino

The city has mild winters and hot, dry summers associated with a typical Mediterranean climate. Arrowhead Springs, Del Rosa, Verdemont, Arrowhead Farms and Delmann Heights are a few of the neighborhoods sprinkled with houses for rent in San Bernardino. The place also has 3 communities known for affluence and millionaire residences and if you want a glimpse of these you may pick from houses on rent in San Bernardino in the neighborhoods of Del Rosa, Muscoy, University Heights (Kendall Farms) and University Hills and Verdemont.

Famous Celebrities

Among the city’s most famous claims are actor Gene Hackman and Glen Bell, the founder of Taco Bell apart from a whole host of politicians and sports stars.