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Big Bear City Area Overview

The Community Market in Big Bear City

The Community Market in Big Bear City

The Big Bear City area includes all the valley floor sub-areas between Big Bear Lake and Baldwin Lake. It has a friendly neighborhood feel with many of the homes occupied full time. The built-out area still has lots of trees and some homes border the Big Bear airport for great sky views. The majority of the area has views of the surrounding forest covered mountains.
  • Casual suburbs in the mountains
  • Flat terrain of the central valley floor
  • Settled, friendly neighborhoods
  • Views of the surrounding mountains and some views of the airport
  • Away from most seasonal tourist crowds

Sub-areas here include Bear Loop, Big Bear City East, Forest Springs, General Big Bear City, Gold Mountain, Maple Hill, North Shore East, Pinewood Estates, Shay Meadow, Tanglewood, and Valley View.

Natural Surroundings of Big Bear City

Baldwin Lake borders the northeastern edge and Stanfield Marsh Bird Sanctuary borders the western end, so wildlife viewing is frequent, especially of eagles, hawks, shorebird and migrating bird populations, like the white pelicans and the huge turkey vultures. 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.

Big Bear City Home Facts

  • Mostly full-time residents.
  • All sizes of lots available.
  • Cabin and all different style homes.
  • Big Bear City has a rich history of once being a ranching center for cattle, as well as the historic Pan Hot Springs resorts. “Gold Mountain” was named after the gold rush that happened in the late 1800s in Holcomb Valley. The Peter Pan Woodland club is another major piece of Big Bear City history since the reason behind the community in the area originally came together around the lodge. You’ll find many streets named after the famous story of Peter Pan still in the city. “Peter Pan,” “Wendy,” “Michael,” and “Nana” are just a few that represent the storybook characters.

Big Bear City Activities

Big Bear Airport Big Bear City

A gorgeous setting for an airport

  • 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 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 Road
    • 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 courts, picnic area, ball field
    • Paradise Park (under development)
  • Camps/Conference Centers:
    • Camp Cohila
    • Promised Land Camp
    • Big Bear Convention Center

Big Bear City Utilities

Big Bear City Schools

  • Big Bear Middle School
    • (Grades 7-8 )
    • 41275 Big Bear Blvd. / PO Box 1607
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 866-4634
  • Big Bear High School
    • (Grades 9-12 )
    • 351 Maple Lane / PO Box 1708
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-6892
  • Chautauqua High School (Continuation)
    • (Grades 9-12)
    • 525 Maple Lane / PO Box 1815
    • Sugarloaf, CA / Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-2521
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