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An Area Overview of Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf General Store, "Easy's."  Sugarloaf Real Estate

Easy’s General Store

Sugarloaf sits a bit apart from the other areas around it and has a rural town atmosphere, even with its own small commercial district—a post office, laundromat, community market, restaurant/bar and a few other small businesses. Sugarloaf real estate often sit close together because of the small lots, but many homes  are built on multiple lots, making more room for yards and open space.

  • Rural town feel
  • Surrounded by forest and filled with trees
  • Some elevation gain moving south, but the majority of the area is flat
  • Extensive national forest access
  • Mountain forest atmosphere throughout
  • Some mountain views to the south

Natural Surroundings of Sugarloaf

This heavily wooded area sits on a plateau and is almost completely surrounded by national forest or open land. There is wildlife galore, from grey squirrels and raccoons to coyotes and an occasional black bear. The majority of the trees both throughout the neighborhood and in the adjacent forest are Jeffrey pines, but there is some variety of oak, juniper, and other conifers. Some sections have gorgeous views of the tree-covered slopes to the south.

The area sits on a geologic plateau, created when the ancient lake bottom that covered the area rose up during mountain formation. Remnants of that clay-based lake bottom still exist along the edges of Sugarloaf resulting in excellent pebble plain habitat areas—, especially toward the northwest. These rare pebble plains exist only in Big Bear Valley and Holcomb Valley. In the spring and early summer, pebble plains are covered with tiny, now endangered, plants and wildflowers that exist nowhere else in the world.

Sugarloaf Home Facts

  • Small to medium homes and cabins

Sugarloaf Activities

  • Baldwin Lane Elementary School
  • Big Bear Lake High School
  • Chatauqua High School
  • Sugarloaf commercial district—post office, laundromat, and community market
  • Hiking Trails:
    • Many unnamed trails into the forest from all sides of the area
  • Dixie Lee Pebble Plain conservation site—10 acres
  • Parks:
    • Sugarloaf Park – ball park, skate park, tennis court, basketball court, playground, group picnic area

Historical Tidbits

  • Sugarloaf was subdivided originally as tent-camping sites for tourists from down the hill.
  • The Dixie Lee pebble plain habitat was set aside in conservation as part of the mitigation measures for the schools built there.

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Sugarloaf 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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