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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, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,584 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,499 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 1
  2. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 828 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1976
    Days on market: 2
  3. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,220 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,600 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 2
  4. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,096 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 2
  5. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,662 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,280 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 2
  6. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,365 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,113 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 4
  7. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,365 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,113 sqft
    Year built: 2004
    Days on market: 4
  8. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,488 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 4
  9. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 920 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 4
  10. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,500 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 5
  11. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,740 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,312 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 5
  12. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,536 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,360 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 5
  13. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 12,500 sqft
    Year built: 2016
    Days on market: 5
  14. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,111 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,624 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 5
  15. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,583 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,900 sqft
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 5
  16. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,111 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,624 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 5
  17. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,702 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,999 sqft
    Year built: 1986
    Days on market: 5
  18. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,444 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,004 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 5
  19. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 660 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,743 sqft
    Year built: 1961
    Days on market: 5
  20. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,536 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,360 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 5
  21. 2 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 1,440 sq ft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 6
  22. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,030 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Days on market: 6
  23. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,359 sqft
    Year built: 1991
    Days on market: 6
  24. 2 beds, 1.75 baths
    Home size: 952 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,700 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Days on market: 7
  25. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,500 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,580 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 8
  26. 3 beds, 1.5 baths
    Home size: 1,240 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,168 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Days on market: 8
  27. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 577 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,750 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 9
  28. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 528 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1964
    Days on market: 9
  29. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 2,215 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.04 ac
    Year built: 1983
    Days on market: 9
  30. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,604 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,601 sqft
    Year built: 2018
    Days on market: 10
  31. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,899 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 10
  32. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 900 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,850 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 10
  33. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,228 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,159 sqft
    Year built: 2005
    Days on market: 11
  34. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,799 sq ft
    Lot size: 41,417 sqft
    Year built: 1970
    Days on market: 11
  35. 3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,892 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.29 ac
    Year built: 2003
    Days on market: 11
  36. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 721 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1947
    Days on market: 11
  37. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,249 sqft
    Year built: 1978
    Days on market: 11
  38. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,560 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Days on market: 12
  39. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,520 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 12
  40. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,766 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,999 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 12
  41. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 897 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 12
  42. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 576 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 13
  43. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,660 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,269 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Days on market: 14
  44. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 708 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 14
  45. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 708 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Days on market: 14
  46. 2 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,311 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,499 sqft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 15
  47. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 468 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,999 sqft
    Year built: 1965
    Days on market: 15
  48. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,472 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Days on market: 16
  49. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,537 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,100 sqft
    Year built: 1982
    Days on market: 16
  50. 2 beds, 1 bath
    Home size: 672 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,750 sqft
    Year built: 1966
    Days on market: 16

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