Founded at the turn of the 20th century, Beaumont is proud of its rich history and rural charm. The town served as a welcome “stopping-off point” for early travelers making their way from the Mohave desert to Los Angeles, and later for L.A. residents eager to vacation in Palm Springs. Some, however, set down roots, drawn by the beautiful mountain vistas; clean, crisp air; and the abundance of cherry and apple orchards.
Beaumont is proud of these early settlers and their families, many of whom continue to live and thrive in Beaumont. We invite you to explore the pages on our website and discover why Beaumont is so proud of its past … and so excited about its future.
Beaumont, which celebrated it's centennial in 2012, provides the very best of rustic, rural beauty and charm, combined with the planned growth, abundant recreational opportunities, and rich community life offered by the finest Southern California cities. Our progressive city of over 40,000 people, sits at 2,612 feet in elevation between Riverside and Palm Springs in the Inland Empire.
The city contains 16 city parks, including a 20-acre sports park and a municipal pool, as well as an extensive trails system. The Beaumont School District, with 10 schools, has an outstanding reputation, and it ranks highly in the Pass Area.
Housing is available to accommodate all lifestyles and is readily available in new planned communities as well as established neighborhoods. The city boasts three gated communities as well as two 55 plus communities. The city is rounded out with various local service clubs, a new state of the art community recreation center, a library, two four-star golf courses, and multiple churches.
Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 10, Highway 60, and Highway 79, Beaumont offers exceptional development opportunities to new or expanding businesses. The city's immediate market area population currently exceeds 120,000 (15 mile radius) and with strong growth projected to occur for several more decades, Beaumont will remain a highly desirable location for new investments.
Local government is business friendly and fiscally sound with a mix of local merchants as well as national retailers. There is something for everyone here in Beaumont.
Beaumont Police Department's mission is to provide the highest quality law enforcement service in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Emphasizing education and crime prevention, we've seen the number of major crimes in Beaumont decline since 2000, despite doubling in population and a slowing economy over the same period.
The City of Beaumont has contracted with the Riverside County Fire Department, in conjunction with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), for fire protection and emergency services since 1978.
The Pass Area features the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital (located on the border of Beaumont and Banning) as well as the new state of the art Loma Linda Medical Complex, which operates in conjunction with Beaver Medical Group and Redlands Community Hospital, provides medical offices, outpatient surgery center, urgent care, a variety of medical and surgical programs, radiation oncology, and a medical oncology infusion center, and ancillary services such as imaging, a laboratory, and physical therapy.Transportation
Beaumont is strategically located with easy access to deserts, mountains, beaches, and the greater Los Angeles area. The I-10, a major east-west interstate highway, bisects the city with six interchanges in Beaumont. Since incorporation, over $26 million have been spent on widening and improving the major streets and bridges in the city, and additional improvements are continuous.
Transit service is provided by Pass Transit, with regular service connecting with neighboring cities and regional transit operators. Dial-a-Ride service is available for our seniors and disabled riders. Our CNG buses are environmentally friendly and make getting to and from work, school, and play a breeze.Air & Rail
Air transportation is currently available from Ontario International Airport, just 40 miles to the west, and the Palm Springs Airport, 35 miles to the east. The Banning Municipal Airport is 7 miles to the east and provides a convenient location for private planes.
The Union Pacific Railroad main line runs east-west along the commercial and industrial zone of the city.