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Discover the best lakefront listings in California - houses, properties, land, and acreage. Find real estate agents who specialize in California lake property to help you buy or sell a lake home. Incredible lakes are scattered throughout this land of wonders. There are quiet lake retreats, summer homes for the adventurers, and peaceful lake communities.

About California

Lake Living in California

The great state of California stretches over 900 miles from the border of Mexico north to Oregon, featuring breathtaking cliffs, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, surreal Redwood forests, and the Mojave Desert. Throughout this land of wonders are scattered equally incredible lakes. Lake houses, lake lots lots, and waterfront property in California have never been easier to find. Between 2,179 lake properties in California, including over 350 with private lakes or private bodies of water on the property, there's a lake house in California for you, and we're here to help you find it. Whether you're looking for a quiet lake retreat, a summer home for adventures with the family, to retire in a peaceful lake community, or perhaps to just make a great investment, California is a great place to search. Its immense geographic diversity, over 3,000 lakes and their accessibility to California's major cities mean you'll have no trouble finding exactly what you're looking for. You may search by lake, city, or even county, or use the interactive map.

The Land Where the Sun Sets

From misty Northern California redwood forests to sun-kissed Southern California beaches, the Golden State will make you believe you're dreaming. California's diverse regions and lively cities have made it one of the most desirable places to live in the world. California lakes are known for their impeccable weather (more sunny days than almost anywhere else in the world), beautiful backdrops, and abundant water sports. Northern California's towering forests shade and shelter beautiful lakes and offer a stark contrast to the sun-soaked lakes of Southern California, many of which count on stunning mountain backdrops. Sacramento, the state's capitol, lies to the north along with the incomparable city of San Francisco, while Los Angeles and San Diego are the major cities in the south.

Going to Golden State

California is jam-packed with life and activity. Whether surfing in Santa Barbara, skiing in the Sierra Nevada, fishing, camping or hiking in the state's wealth of pristine parks, visiting one of California's major cities, or living it up lakeside, you'll never be bored. With 840 miles of coastline, nine national parks, 280 state parks, thousands of campgrounds, and a scenic diversity unparalleled on the planet, the Golden State is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. As attractive as sites like Yosemite National Park and the world-famous Lake Tahoe may be, California's cities also bring many people to the state. San Francisco, home of the Golden Gate Bridge, the nation's largest and most authentic Chinatown, world-class sunsets, and a thriving arts and culinary scene, is one of the country's most beloved cities. The metropolis of Los Angeles meshes with Anaheim, Long Beach, and Huntington Beach to create a mega-city full of attractions and activities for all ages, including visiting Santa Monica Pier, perusing the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or strolling down Sunset Boulevard.

A Chunk of California Gold

Fortunately, California's beautiful lakes surround theses wonderful parks and cities and grant the unique opportunity to live within a short distance of such places while still retaining the isolated, peaceful feeling of being in lake country. Lake Elsinore for example, is nestled against Cleveland National Forest and features snow-capped mountain views, but sits just outside of Anaheim. Known as the Bass Capital of the West, Clear Lake has more than 43,000 surface acres, making it the largest freshwater lake completely within California. It too, sits just north of San Francisco and west of Sacramento. For another option, check out Lake Arrowhead : part of the San Bernardino National Forest, the lake is just 90 miles east from Los Angeles, and a paradise of outdoor recreation and year-round beauty. The San Bernardino Mountains present a spectacular showcase of life by offering visitors over 2,000 species of flora and nearly 400 species of fauna. For a more secluded lake community, see the gorgeous Lake Isabella. Tucked away in the Sequioa National Forest and sitting at the southern range of the Sierra Nevada, the lake's natural beauty is unsurpassed.

New California Lake Real Estate (Latest 10)

Lot for sale on Lake California,Cottonwood, California image photo picture

Lake California Lot for sale in Cottonwood, California

Nice flat buildable lot located near the River Boat Launch and ...
$29,500 Acres: 0.240   

Lot for sale on Lake California,Cottonwood, California image photo picture

Lake California Lot for sale in Cottonwood, California

A great lot to build your custom home. This location will give ...
$26,500 Acres: 0.420   

Lot for sale on Lake Almanor,Chester, California image photo picture

Lake Almanor Lot for sale in Chester, California

This Fabulous view lot comes with a dock in place ...
$650,000 Acres: 0.900   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Menifee, California image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Menifee, California

Welcome to your DREAM home in the prestigious Menifee Lakes ...
Home 5 4.0  
$775,000   Sq Ft: 2916   Year: 2004    Acres: 0.130   

Home for sale on Big Bear Lake,Fawnskin, California image photo picture

Big Bear Lake Home for sale in Fawnskin, California

A Million-Dollar view that can't be beat from the deck of this ...
Home 2 1.0  
$275,000   Sq Ft: 732   Year: 1920    Acres: 0.000   

Lot for sale on Salton Sea Lake,Thermal, California image photo picture

Salton Sea Lake Lot for sale in Thermal, California

Thermal Lot with 11,829 sq ft. Sewer and water are ready on ...
Waterfront Lot
$29,500 Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Desert Hot Springs, California image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Desert Hot Springs, California

A Gorgeous desert gem tucked away between the foothills of ...
Home 2 1.0  
$125,000   Sq Ft: 800   Year: 1987    Acres: 0.030   

Home for sale on Quail Lake,Clovis, California image photo picture

Quail Lake Home for sale in Clovis, California

Elegance and comfort blended together. When you arrive, you will ...
Home 4 3.0  
$630,000   Sq Ft: 2995   Year: 2003    Acres: 0.292   

Home for sale on Lake McClure,Coulterville, California image photo picture

Lake McClure Home for sale in Coulterville, California

This property is a ranchers mini oasis. Beautiful setting, just ...
Home 2 1.0  
$299,000   Sq Ft: 720   Year: 1975    Acres: 6.000   

Condo for sale on Clear Lake,Lakeport, California image photo picture

Clear Lake Condo for sale in Lakeport, California

Hard to find three bedroom 2 bath , great south facing unit ...
Condo 3 2.0  
$259,900   Sq Ft: 1680   Year: 1985    Acres: 0.020   

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