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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.

Moving away from the center of the area gets closer to the National Forest that borders the north and south edges. It is common to spot wildlife throughout, but with more frequency closer to the forest. The wildlife scene includes squirrels, coyotes, raccoons, hawks, owls and many varieties of smaller birds—finches, sparrows, bluebirds, pine siskins, flickers, ravens, woodpeckers and Stellar’s (blue) jays.

Big Bear City Home Facts

  • Mid-age to older homes, primarily small to mid-sized
  • Some large homes
  • Some large lots, horse property

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

Historical Tidbits

As a result of the Peter Pan Woodland Club, streets in the north central section are named after characters from the story of Peter Pan.

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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