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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 real estate is suited more for full-time residents, creating more connected neighborhoods and a suburban feel, while still being surrounded by the national forest. Houses of every style can be found in Big Bear City, including A-Frames, cabins, chalets, Victorian style, etc.

  • Suburban atmosphere in a mountain setting.
  • Primarily flat terrain and straight roads.
  • Established and friendly neighborhoods.
  • Views of the surroundings natural forest.
  • Out of the major pathways of seasonal tourism and crowds.

The north and south edges of Big Bear City lead slightly upslope and to the edge of the National Forest. The difference between Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake is the fact that Bear City is an unincorporated county unlike Big Bear Lake, which is a city. An unincorporated county is an area of land that not governed by a local municipal corporation. Division Drive divides the two areas, ultimately being the perfect name for the road.

Big Bear City real estate is some of the most desired in the valley, where most locals and full-time residents live. There are fewer vacation rentals and secondary homes in this part of the Big Bear Valley compared to areas like Moonridge. Whispering Forest, Valley View Estates, Gold Mountain, Forest Spring, and Shay Meadow are popular neighborhoods.

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.

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.

Big Bear City Home Facts

  • Mostly full-time residents.
  • All sizes of lots available.
  • Cabin and all different style homes.

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
    • 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

    • (Grades K-6)
    • 44500 Baldwin Lane / PO Box 1868
    • Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    • TEL: (909) 585-7766
  • 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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