December 16, 2017
Quality of life survey finds city-by-city differences
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Times are changing the perception residents have of their county and it seems to be for the better.

An annual quality of life survey undertaken by the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis at Cal State San Bernardino found that seven out of 10 residents rate the County as a “very good” or “fairly good” place to live. But, the evaluations differed significantly by city of residence.

Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, and Chino Hills residents gave the highest ratings as a place to live; people in Highland, Adelanto, and San Bernardino gave the lowest.

Concerning the economy, Chino Hills got the best approval and Yucaipa the lowest. Most say the county’s economy hasn’t yet reached pre-recession levels.

As to fear of crime, residents of San Bernardino and Yucaipa worried most and Redlands the least.

Commute times are down slightly. But, the survey found San Bernardino County residents’ commutes take a huge financial and non-monetary toll.

Residents continue to cite “good area/location/scenery” as the most positive aspect of living in San Bernardino County, and “crime/gang activity/drugs” as the most negative.

Air quality has virtually dropped off the charts as a major negative of life in the county.

As to public services, libraries were rated the highest among all evaluated services, followed by ratings of police/sheriff, shopping, and parks and recreation. Street/road maintenance was rated lowest of the list of services.

The annual findings were the result of a telephone survey of 1,222 residents randomly selected within San Bernardino County.
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