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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 baths
    Home size: 1,410 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 2
  2. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,417 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 2
  3. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,540 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 2
  4. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 868 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,356 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 3
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,920 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,800 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 3
  6. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,632 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 3
  7. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,689 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 3
  8. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 868 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,750 sqft
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 3
  9. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,156 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,920 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 4
  10. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,724 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 4
  11. 4 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 4,721 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,344 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 4
  12. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,370 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Days on market: 4
  13. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,642 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 5
  14. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,642 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,720 sqft
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 5
  15. 2 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,156 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,960 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Days on market: 5
  16. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,724 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,552 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 5
  17. 4 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 4,721 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,499 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 6
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,417 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,062 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 6
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 672 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 7
  20. 3 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,906 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.08 ac
    Year built: 1995
    Days on market: 7
  21. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 681 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1940
    Days on market: 8
  22. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 8
  23. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,484 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 8
  24. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 4,600 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,499 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 8
  25. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,296 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,750 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 8
  26. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 8
  27. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,577 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,400 sqft
    Year built: 1988
    Days on market: 8
  28. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,935 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,147 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 9
  29. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,614 sq ft
    Lot size: 18,295 sqft
    Year built: 1968
    Days on market: 9
  30. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,830 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 9
  31. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 680 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 9
  32. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 760 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 11
  33. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,690 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 11
  34. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 11
  35. 2 beds, 0 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,549 sqft
    Year built: 1946
    Days on market: 11
  36. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 11
  37. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,690 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,129 sqft
    Year built: 1980
    Days on market: 11
  38. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,150 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 12
  39. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 688 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,399 sqft
    Year built: 2006
    Days on market: 13
  40. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,010 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,571 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Days on market: 13
  41. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,454 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 13
  42. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,731 sqft
    Year built: 2015
    Days on market: 13
  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,264 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,196 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 14
  44. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 14
  45. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,008 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,399 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 14
  46. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 9.38 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 14
  47. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 896 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 14
  48. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 14
  49. 6 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,720 sq ft
    Lot size: 9.38 ac
    Year built: 1973
    Days on market: 14
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,199 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 14

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