About the Region

The San Gorgonio Pass Region

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The San Gorgonio Pass is the narrow east-west strip of land between the San Bernardino Valley to the West and the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area to the East. The region is bounded by mountains on both the north and south.

The region is among the fastest-growing areas in Southern California due to its relatively inexpensive home prices. Many young families and retirees alike are moving to new homes and communities in CalimesaBeaumont, and Banning. The community of Cherry Valley, primarily consisting of one-acre lots, includes a large concentration of horse owners. Natural landmarks include Mount San Gorgonio, Mount San Jacinto, and the headwaters of the Whitewater River.

The water in this area is so pure that Arrowhead Water opened a bottling plant in Cabazon in the 1990s to bottle the pure water from the slopes of the San Bernardino Mountains. The western half of the Pass is in the Santa Ana River watershed, while the eastern half drains to the Whitewater River. Major surface water streams include the Whitewater and San Gorgonio Rivers, San Timoteo Creek, Noble Creek, Marshall Creek and Smith Creek. Much of the Pass is above an elevation of 2,500 feet.

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