Only a few years ago the Inland Empire area of California wasn’t considered in very high regards when it came to jobs and desirability as a place to live. All that has changed in a big way and now the Inland Empire has become a national leader in job growth and more people are wanting to live there.
When it comes to job growth, the Inland empire has outpaced even Silicon Valley by a full 1 percent in the last year. And it’s not just the rest of California that is being outpaced. In a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, it was reveled that among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, the Inland Empire was matched only by the Austin, Texas area for the largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment.
Thanks in part to companies like Amazon that already has 10 large warehouses in the Inland Empire, and is currently building more, it is in the area of logistics where the most job creation is being realized.
Along with the increase in job creation, the Inland Empire is also seeing great success in the real estate market. Two major counties experiencing growth are Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Both counties are grabbing attention from home buyers and top international companies such as Amazon and Wal-Mart.
The growth in the industrial side of the Inland Empire has, and will, continue to create a movement in home ownership. Riverside has become a top area for first time home buyers looking for family-friendly suburban neighborhoods. Numerous newly built communities by Lennar, KB Homes etc., are being built throughout the Inland Empire with great interest.
The recent positive upturn in housing and jobs for the Inland Empire is great news for home shoppers looking to buy in the area. They can feel more confident about the home they purchase and the future value it might bring.