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Big Bear City

 

Big Bear City (not to be confused with the City of Big Bear Lake to the west!) is the large unincorporated area occupying most of the east end of the Big Bear Valley.  The boundaries are roughly from Division Drive on the west, to Baldwin Lake/Erwin Lake on the east.  Both the northern and southern boundaries of Bear City are the National Forest itself.

Big Bear City incorporates more than a dozen named neighborhoods and subdivisions, each with their own character and atmosphere.  Some of the popular neighborhoods include Gold Mountain, Forest Spring, the Shay Meadow area, the charming “Peter Pan” subdivision, gated Tanglewood Trails, Whispering Forest and Valley View Estates.  A large majority of Bear City was laid out with grid-like street patterns when subdivided, and offers a traditional “neighborhood” feel with level, easy access.

Typically, the Big Bear City area receives less snowfall than the Big Bear Lake and Fawnskin areas.  Many areas offer level lots and access, making it a favorite locale for full-time residences.  The western half of Bear City offers beautifully treed neighborhoods, while the area to the east has a more “wide open spaces” feel, with fewer trees and abundant sunshine.

Big Bear City’s water, sewer and trash services are provided by the Big Bear City Community Services district.  Gas is provided by Southwest Gas, and electricity by Bear Valley Electric.  The roads are maintained and plowed by both CalTrans and San Bernardino County.  Bear City is served by the Big Bear City Fire Department, with two full-time stations staffed with fire and EMT personnel, and state-of-the-art equipment.

The Bear City business district lines both sides of Big Bear Boulevard from Division Drive to Greenspot Road (Hwy 38) and offers a variety of goods, services and restaurants.  Within the boundaries lies the Big Bear City Airport, offering full aircraft services and rentals, and a 24-hour runway suitable for small private aircraft to executive jets.

Rich in history, the Bear City area was once the cattle ranching center of the Valley.  The historic Pan Hot Springs resort and Peter Pan Woodland club were located in the area in the early days, and “Gold Mountain,” the predominant mountain to the north, was named for the gold rush that took place in nearby Holcomb Valley in the late 1800’s.

Big Bear City is host to mostly permanent residents, but vacation homes are nestled within every area.  Historic “Maltby” style cabins (so named for the builder, Gus Maltby) abound, characterized by their half-round siding that was locally milled.  Just about every home style imaginable can be found in Bear City, from small quaint cabins to ranch-style homes on acreage, mountain Chalets and Gambrels, Victorians, A-frames, and large split-level and two-story designs.

The Bear City area offers several points of public access to the National Forest, and trails leading into Holcomb Valley.  It’s just a few minutes’ drive to the shopping areas in Big Bear Lake, the lake, and the ski resorts, too.

With ease of access to both Highways 18 and 38, leading off the mountain, Bear City offers ease of commuting, be it for work or just ease of reaching your mountain retreat.  No matter what type of home or neighborhood you’re looking for, it’s likely that Big Bear City has something to offer!

 

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  1. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,695 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,210 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
  2. 3 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 1,700 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,500 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 0
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,524 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Days on market: 1
  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 three-quarter, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,780 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,000 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
  5. 5 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 3,156 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,800 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 1
  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,098 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,057 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,832 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,135 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,986 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,870 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,468 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 2
  11. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,870 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,468 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 2
  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,503 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,200 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  13. 3 beds, 1.00 baths
    Home size: 1,188 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 3
  14. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 729 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,900 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 3
  15. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 2,737 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.12 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
  16. 3 beds, 4.00 baths
    Home size: 2,737 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.12 ac
    Year built: 2009
    Parking spots: 8
    Days on market: 3
  17. 2 beds, 1.00 baths
    Home size: 768 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,400 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 3
  18. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,706 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,700 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 4
  19. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,854 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  20. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,360 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  21. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 5
  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  23. 4 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 1,669 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 5
  24. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 5
  25. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,102 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  26. 4 beds, 3.00 baths
    Home size: 2,070 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,102 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
  27. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,014 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 5
  28. 2 beds, 1.00 baths
    Home size: 672 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 7
  29. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,088 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,150 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 7
  30. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,441 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 8
  31. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 1,832 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,061 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  32. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,057 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  33. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 2,232 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,986 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  34. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,110 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  35. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,710 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,441 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 8
  36. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,608 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,480 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  37. 1 bed, 1.00 baths
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Days on market: 8
  38. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 400 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,500 sqft
    Year built: 1969
    Days on market: 8
  39. 3 beds, 3.00 baths
    Home size: 2,854 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,500 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
  40. 4 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 4,014 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,560 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 8
  41. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,922 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,140 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 9
  42. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,601 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,475 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
  43. 5 beds, 3.50 baths
    Home size: 2,601 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,475 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 9
  44. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.31 ac
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 9
  45. 3 beds, 2.50 baths
    Home size: 1,936 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,200 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 9
  46. 4 beds, 3.00 baths
    Home size: 2,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.31 ac
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 4
    Days on market: 9
  47. 4 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1937
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 10
  48. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,020 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,000 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 12
  49. 3 beds, 2.00 baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,360 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 12
  50. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,455 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 12

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