Unless we're talking about the Moon or Mars there is nowhere that any living creature can go that didn't have something else living there before. Humans displaced kangaroos and crocodiles from plenty of parts of Australia too
The question here isn't so much whether humans should live in bear country, but rather how to manage the relationship. After all, saying people can't live in [insert creature of choice here] territory because said creature was there first would mean there's essentially nowhere for humans to live. That management of the relationship can range on the extremes from extirpation to complete non-interference with the bears and whatever they want to do. Or somewhere in between, which is the most likely.
Predators learn manners when hunted themselves. That goes for humans as much as for bears, cougars, etc. Whatever is hunting a given predator generally results in a desire to avoid the territory of said hunter, and fosters a tendency to evade that hunter when encountered. So some level hunting of the bears where the OP lives can serve to minimize the likelihood of negative interactions for most of the people there.
But there is also a lot that people can do to keep things peaceful with the bears. Not feeding them (whether intentionally by piling up windfalls, or accidentally by leaving garbage out) goes a long way. Good fences make good neighbors, whether those neighbors are other humans or bears. Might require a pretty stout charger for hot wires to keep the bears out, but it is an effective way to keep them off your land.