New big box stores have recently opened up in town, including a Wal-Mart Supercenter, a Home Depot Home Improvement Center, and Kohl's Department Store in the 2nd Street Marketplace.Other new businesses in the 2nd Street Marketplace area include Best Buy, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Petco, Ross Dress for Less, Dollar Tree, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, Chili's, Mc Donald's, Starbucks, and Taco Bell.At the summit of the pass, a site was founded and named Edgar Station after a physician from one of the original expedition parties.Edgar Station served as a rest stop for railway travelers from the Mojave Desert on their way to the Los Angeles vicinity.The following communities are currently under construction or have been built: Oak Valley Greens, Three Rings Ranch, Solera by Del Webb later sold to Pulte Homes Inc., Sundance and Tournament Hills by Pardee Homes, and Fairway Canyon.Excepting Oak Valley Greens, these communities operate under HOAs and are similar to developments in Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, and even Orange County suburbs.Plans are being developed by the California Department of Fish and Game to allow public access.With the housing boom in the early decade, the urban sprawl reached the last remaining valleys of the Inland Empire.
For 90 years, Beaumont has hosted the Annual Cherry Festival.
Former City Manager Alan Kapanicas, former Economic Development Director David William Dillon, former Public Works Director Deepak Moorjani, former Planning Director Ernest Alois Egger, former Finance Director William Kevin Aylward, former City Atty.
Joseph Sandy Aklufi and former Police Chief Francis Dennis Coe Jr.
In late 2003, the majority of the Potrero Canyon site was sold to the state of California.
Toxic chemicals used in rocket fuel and site test activities have been found in the soil and groundwater at the site, and planning is underway to begin cleanup sometime in the next few years.