This may be something that you have been considering because of a new job, a growing family, or simply because you would like more space. Uprooting your life isn’t an easy feat, yet, it’s exciting and new. Many people have decided to leave cities to move to the suburbs.
The Inland Empire boasts a diverse population, shopping, fine dining and stunning scenery from the waters of Big Bear Lake to scenic deserts and all the foothills in between. It is an increasingly popular area to lay down roots with family-friendly living. The IE has 14 public elementary schools that have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools. 25 trade schools, community colleges and esteemed 4-year universities can also be found throughout the area. 3 IE cities were voted top 50 safest cities by safe wise for 2020. Also, 7 cities were voted best cities to raise families and best places to live by Niche.
Not only can Ontario International Airport be found here, but commuting is easy with the metro and bus systems throughout the cities. If working in the Inland Empire is the plan, employee diversification is key. According to a recent study by the University of California, Riverside, the Inland Empire has a higher share of job growth compared to other cities across the nation due to a healthy range of industries.
You see, this housing market is different compared to larger cities because of the greater purchasing power which can positively affect your quality of life. For those of us who are continuing to work from home and now need the extra space, this may play a pivotal role in where you can afford to buy a home. The current average home price in the IE is $450,000 compared to over $1,000,000 in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The average home values overall in the IE have increased by $74,000 since the end of 2019. So not only can you check off more from your dream home wish list, but the surging demand of homes can boost your equity.
If you’re thinking about making a move, but have no idea where to start, I can help you through the process. I have been working with buyers and sellers in the Inland Empire for over 8 years and have been a part of this community for over 30 years. So if you’re ready to work with an Inland Empire expert, let’s chat!