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Big Bear City Real Estate Statistics

Big Bear City Real Estate – 92314 (city)

Big Bear City Area Overview

Big Bear City Real Estate Photo

Log Cabin in Big Bear City on a nice, flat lot

Situated between the two lakes, Big Bear City covers the central mostly flat area of the valley. Many of its homes are occupied full time, creating more connected neighborhoods and a casual suburban feel, while still being surrounded by forest covered mountain views.

  • Suburban atmosphere in a mountain setting
  • Primarily flat terrain and straight roads
  • Established, friendly neighborhoods
  • Views of the surrounding mountains
  • Out of the major pathways of seasonal tourism and crowds
  • Natural Surroundings

The north and south edges of Big Bear City lead slightly upslope and to the edge of the National Forest. The closer to the forest, the more likely it is to spot wildlife such as coyotes, raccoons, hawks and owls, including the great horned owl. Big Bear City real estate is some of the most coveted in the valley.

Baldwin Lake borders the northeastern edge and Stanfield Marsh Bird Sanctuary borders the western end. Baldwin Lake is dry the majority of the time and Stanfield Marsh can also drop to very low water levels. Views of bald eagles, shorebirds, such as the Great Blue Heron, and visiting migrators, such as white pelicans can be seen in both areas when they have water.

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 History Museum

  • 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 stable
  • 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
    • Paradise Park (under development)

Historical Tidbits

The first major resort in the Big Bear area was the Pan Hot Springs Hotel, built in the 1920s.  It later became the Peter Pan Woodland Club.  The Pan Hot Springs indoor pool collapsed in the 1992 earthquake.  The hot springs are still there.

Big Bear City Utilities

  • Propane: Ferrellgas
    • 42110 Big Bear Boulevard
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-4605
  • Propane: Thomas Gas
    • 42100 Big Bear Road
    • PO Box 2848
    • Big Bear, CA 92315
    • (909) 866-3513

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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