The mission of the municipal government of Grand Terrace is to remain fiscally responsible while enhancing the exceptional quality of life its citizens enjoy. Safe streets, great city management, and community pride encourage residents to stay on here, which can be unusual for the often-mobile Inland Empire. Money Magazine rewarded the efforts to keep the community engaged and active with its inclusion on the “Top 100 Great American Towns” list of 2007. With three major parks, one of which, Gwen Karger Park, featuring beautiful murals and a mosaic representing the historic Blue Mountain orange growers logo, and a recreation center, there is always plenty to do in Grand Terrace. The natural beauty of the surrounding hillsides and nearby mountains coupled with an energetic and diversified commercial and industrial economy give a leg up to The Blue Mountain City.