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Big Bear Is For Dog Lovers

Big Bear is one of Southern California’s most dog friendly communities, and it’s no wonder why; fresh air, open spaces, and plenty of other dogs to bark at and sniff. If dogs could choose their places to live, Big Bear would be at the top of the list. The dog owners that live up here already know that one of life’s simple pleasures is watching a dog play in the snow or splash around the lake. You can’t help but smile. Walk through the Big Bear village and you’ll see water dishes outside many businesses and … [Read more...]

How Big Bear Lake Spent The Summer Vacation

Labor Day weekend has come and gone and the first hint of fall is in the air. So its a great time to reflect on the summer of 2011 and remind ourselves why we love our mountain paradise. Here's a look back at some of our more popular summer events. Big Bears' summer of 2011 began with the first fishing tournament of the season, the May Trout Classic, with over 400 participants competing for cash and prizes. This years winning fish weighed in at 9.10 pounds and was caught by Jack Storti of Westlake Village. In … [Read more...]

Big Bear City’s Museum

The Historical Society began in 1967 as an effort to preserve our mountain history. Our history is rich with stories of gold-miners, cattle and logging. The Historical Society maintains the Big Bear (Eleanor Abbot) Museum, located in Big Bear City, on Greenway, across from the airport. The museum opens from May to October. The museum building started out as a general store in 1929, built by D.P. Terry of Beverly Hills. The store originally served the residents in the area of the Peter Pan Woodland Club. The … [Read more...]

Five Reasons To Purchase Big Bear Real Estate

With all the doom and gloom in today’s economic news, there’s a bright spot for home buyers in Big Bear, CA. Here are five primary reasons to contact The Tim Wood Group and start shopping for the home of your dreams. 1. There are more homes to choose from. From affordable starter homes in Big Bear City to lakefront homes on Boulder Bay and horse ranches in Erwin Lake, the variety of available properties for sale is tremendous. We can honestly say that there’s a home available in every location, property type, and … [Read more...]

Big Bear Homeowner Benefits

Opportunity is knocking for those considering a Big Bear real estate purchase. Historically low interest rates, lower real estate prices, and first time buyer incentives have combined to create some of the best real estate opportunities Big Bear has ever seen. Today’s opportunities aside, here are some undeniable reasons why owning a home in Big Bear is one of the best decisions you will ever make. 1. Lifestyle There aren’t many communities that have as much to offer as Big Bear. Winter sports, including skiing, … [Read more...]

Big Bear with Huell Howser

When Huell Howser came to Big Bear a few years ago to film his “Road Trip” series, the whole town was buzzing with excitement. I never caught that first airing of the Big Bear episode so when I saw that it was going to be shown again last week, I had to watch. I have to admit I’ve always liked Huell’s homespun approach to travel journalism and I was truly impressed with what he did for our little burg. The day started off with a trip to the Discovery Center for some general information and then he got into a jeep … [Read more...]