Beaumont proudly offers a rich history and rural charm. Originally settled in the mid-1800s as a stop along the Southern Pacific Railroad, people drawn to the beautiful mountain views, crisp air and abundance of apple orchards remained in the area and the City of Beaumont was incorporated on November 18, 1912.
Beaumont is a vibrant City whose charm is exceeded only by the remarkable people who call it home. While times have changed, the friendliness and hospitality that recall a simpler era have not. In Beaumont, residents enjoy a way of life that includes not only the charming characteristics of a small town, but all of the amenities of a dynamic suburban environment.
Beaumont's continued growth can be attributed to a dedicated and visionary City government and staff, coupled with involved community members and vibrant businesses working together to prepare Beaumont for the future. The City's exceptional services and public safety, excellent school system, and 16 scenic parks and recreation areas ensure that Beaumont is a great place to live, work and explore.
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.
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.
Transit service is provided by Beaumont Transit, with regular service connecting with neighboring cities and regional transit operators. Dial-a-Ride service is available for our seniors and disabled riders.
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.