Our Rich History
Just to the west, one can stroll through the Smiley Park neighborhood, filled with turn-of-the-century bungalows as well as landmark homes. With a short drive, one can cruise by some famous homes, like “America’s Favorite Victorian,” the Morey House, on Terracina Boulevard, see the stately homes of Olive Avenue, and Highland Avenue, the “Butler Belt,” so known because at one time that was the most dense population of homes employing butlers in the City! You can visit Kimberly Crest House and Gardens, a home museum featured on the PBS series “America’s Castles,” and don’t miss a walk through Prospect Park, just next door.
Redlands’ parks are perfect for picnicking, and are designed with this in mind. While you’re at it, the beautiful campus of University of Redlands, founded 1907, is worth a seeing.
–Nathan D. Gonzales
A Destination Place
The city is known for its Victorian and historical architecture, Market Night, orange groves, Lincoln Memorial Shrine, and the Redlands Bowl. Downtown Redlands is the place to do your shopping! Shops with the latest styles in home decor, rubberstamping and craft supplies, up-to-the-minute clothing, skate and snowboarding merchandise, and personal services are just a sampling of what's available to you.
If you're looking for great atmosphere, try downtown for dining! If you fancy the fare an English pub offers, Greek cuisine, hot n' spicy Mexican food or crave a good ol' burger, our downtown restaurants offer all that and a whole lot more! Take a stroll down our tree-lined streets and top off your meal with an ice cream or delicious specialty dessert