Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is an exciting communal hub for residents and tourists alike.

Welcome to Lake Arrowhead

Escape to this private, beautiful mountain resort town full of rustic cabins and premier resorts

Dubbed "The Alps of Southern California," Lake Arrowhead is an unincorporated town composed of six communities and flanked by the majestic San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead Reservoir, and the National Forest. A cozy, beautiful mountain resort town, Lake Arrowhead is a peaceful place to live with incredible outdoor recreational activities like backpacking, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and more.

Founded in the 1920s, this historic community touts a mix of outlet stores, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and waterfront shops. Lake Arrowhead is an exciting communal hub for residents and tourists alike. With so many things to do and sights to see, tourism has become a significant income source for the area, providing hundreds of jobs and contributing millions of dollars per year to the county. Each year, Lake Arrowhead sees more than 4 million tourists—many of whom are attracted to the Lake Arrowhead Country Club and Golf Course, Yacht Club, and SkyPark.

What to Love

  • Beautiful scenic views
  • Lake Arrowhead Reservoir
  • SkyPark at Santa’s Village
  • Excellent shopping and restaurants
  • Cozy, mountain resort town
  • Outdoor recreational activities

People & Lifestyle

A relatively small town with a significant focus on tourism, housing costs in Lake Arrowhead are substantially higher than most places in the country. That said, compared to some of the most expensive, affluent communities in California, Lake Arrowhead is on the more affordable end of the spectrum. Residents in this diverse community typically work in sales, with telecommuters making up a large portion of the workforce.

A popular vacation destination, many residents own vacation homes and are only in-town during certain seasons. Lake Arrowhead typically becomes much busier and more lively during the vacation season. When the season ends, people leave behind a much quieter town. In fact, the quiet and peaceful atmosphere is one of the community's more attractive attributes.

Cedar Glen and Town Center are two of Lake Arrowhead's most popular neighborhoods.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Located in Lake Arrowhead Village is upscale clothing boutique Alexandra's Emporium, which features women's clothing and fine gifts. This trendy shop has a little bit of everything from stylish blazers to skirts, wraps, leggings, and coats.

Serving Southern California for more than two decades, The Studio Boutique is one of the best dancewear stores in the region, specializing in dancewear and dance accessories alongside an array of specialty designer items.

Lake Arrowhead is home to a Coach Outlet that sells fashionable American leather goods like their signature Coach handbags, shoes, and accessories. The village also has a Jockey Outlet, where you can shop exclusive sales and a fantastic assortment of underwear, t-shirts, bras, and activewear in all styles and sizes.

Things to Do

SkyPark at Santa's Village is an outdoor adventure park offering year-round hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, and open-air activities in the Skyforest region. Sprawling across 230 acres of natural forest, ponds, an apple orchard, and meadowlands, the area has seasonal entertainment, a historic log cabin, restaurants, and shops.

Learn all about the San Bernardino Mountains and the surrounding communities at the Mountain History Museum. Exploring this small museum is an excellent way to spend an afternoon with family.

Mountain Arts Network Gallery facilitates art opportunities throughout the San Bernardino Mountain area. Donations go toward the organization's education programs, while a percentage of sales go toward festivals, events, and the gallery itself. You'll find low-cost art classes taught by accomplished artists at the gallery, a co-op art gallery on the waterfront, gallery exhibitions, and college scholarship opportunities.

The only public park in the Lake Arrowhead area, McKay Park is a serene space located off Torrey Road and Highway 173. Amenities include a gazebo, a BBQ area, a playground, and a small rock climbing wall for children.

Schools

Lake Arrowhead is primarily served by the Rim of the World Unified School District, which consists of three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.

 
 
 

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