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General Big Bear City – GBBC

Area Overview

The roads have low speed limits and the houses sit like a normal suburban neighborhood, making the area friendly to kids and good for knowing your neighbors. Lots of trees are scattered throughout the area as a reminder that it is in the forested mountains. Some homes have views of the surrounding mountains, and the snow in winter, and some sit along the Big Bear airport for great sky views.

  • Balanced between city and rural
  • Flat terrain and laid out neighborhoods
  • Neighbors around with lots of full time residents
  • Homes with fenced yards to play in
  • Away from tourist crowds

Natural Surroundings

Many trees, especially Jeffrey pine, dot the yards of most of the homes here. The area is bordered by Baldwin Lake, the Stanfield Marsh Bird Sanctuary and National Forest, so it can be common to spot wildlife, especially close to the outer boundaries. The wildlife seen the most includes squirrels, coyotes, raccoons, hawks, owls and many varieties of smaller birds—finches, sparrows, bluebirds, pine siskins, flickers, ravens, woodpeckers and blue jays.

This area receives less snow and more rain than further west in the Valley. Baldwin Lake is dry the majority of the time and Stanfield Marsh can also drop to very low water levels, so different wildlife and views are available with the changing water levels, as well as the changing seasons.

Home Facts

  • Mid-age to older homes, primarily small to mid-sized.

Things to Do

  • Visit the Big Bear Airport to watch planes or have lunch at one of the restaurants
  • Go horseback riding, with your own horse or one from a local stables
  • Go swimming at Pan Hot Springs pool
  • Visit the Big Bear Historical Museum (at Big Bear City Park)
  • Go to any of many expos and events at the Convention Center
  • Shop at the Farmer’s Market (April through October) at the Convention Center
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Van Dusen Canyon
    • Access to the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs east and west across the valley—from Van Dusen Canyon Road.
    • Baldwin Lake Ecological Reserve, to the east on the north shore of Baldwin Lake
    • John Bull Loop Bike Trail – from Van Dusen Canyon Rd.
  • Parks:
    • Big Bear City Park – tennis court, ball field, picnic area
    • Paradise Park (under development)
  • Camps/Conference Centers:
    • Camp Cohila
    • Promised Land Camp
    • Big Bear Convention Center

Historical Tidbits

Utilities

  • Electricity:
    • Bear Valley Electric
    • 42020 Garstin Dr
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4678
    • www.bves.com

 

  • Gas:
    • Southwest Gas Corporation
    • 40844 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4656
    • www.swgas.com
  • Individual propane tanks
    • Ferrellgas (propane)
      • 42110 Big Bear Boulevard
      • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
      • (909) 866-4605
      • www.ferrellgas.com
    • Thomas Gas (propane)
      • 42100 Big Bear Road
      • PO Box 2848
      • Big Bear, CA 92315
      • (909) 866-3513
      • www.thomasgas.com

 

  • Water, Trash, Sewer:
    • Big Bear City Community Services District
    • 139 East Big Bear Boulevard / P.O. Box 558
    • Big Bear City, CA 92314
    • 909-585-2565
    • www.bbccsd.org

 

  • Telephone:
    • Verizon Communications
    • (800) 837-4966
    • www.verizon.com

Schools

  • North Shore Elementary School
    • (Grades K-6)
    • 765 N. Stanfield Cutoff / PO Box 1887
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-7501
    • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us

A small section on the southwest edge goes to:

  • Big Bear Elementary School
    • (Grades K-6)
    • 40940 Pennsylvania Avenue/ PO Box 1627
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-4638
    • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us

 

 

  • Big Bear High School

 

  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
    • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-2521
    • www.bigbear.k12.ca.us/cths
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