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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)

 
Home for sale on Lake Almanor,Lake Almanor, California image photo picture

Lake Almanor Home for sale in Lake Almanor, California


The first time this home has ever been on the market! Owned by ...
Home 3 2.0  
$1,295,000   Sq Ft: 1796   Year: 1976    Acres: 0.790   
Ad # 2728267

Home for sale on Lake Elsinore,Riverside, California image photo picture

Lake Elsinore Home for sale in Riverside, California


This property is located within walking distance of Downtown ...
Home 5 4.0  
$480,000   Sq Ft: 2142   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.200   
Ad # 2836864

Home for sale on Lake Isabella,Wofford Heights, California image photo picture

Lake Isabella Home for sale in Wofford Heights, California


Cute 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bathroom Mobile Home in Wofford Heights ...
Home 2 2.0  
$125,000   Sq Ft: 768   Year: 1971    Acres: 0.870   
Ad # 2805041

Home for sale on Canyon Lake,Canyon Lake, California image photo picture

Canyon Lake Home for sale in Canyon Lake, California


A great Canyon Lake home now available with its amazing 24 hour ...
Home 4 4.0  
$829,900   Sq Ft: 3390   Year: 1979    Acres: 0.180   
Ad # 2809523

Acreage for sale on Donner Lake,Truckee, California image photo picture

Donner Lake Acreage for sale in Truckee, California


This build ready, one-of-a-kind, 62 acre piece of paradise is ...
Acreage
$2,750,000 Acres: 62.880   
Ad # 2488659

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

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


Looking for a view! This has it! This charming home is ...
Home 4 3.0  
$1,499,000   Sq Ft: 2185   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.120   
Ad # 2677107

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

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


WOW! Lot size of 10,714 sq. Ft., PRIVATE CREEK, AND possible 2 ...
Home 1 1.0  
$525,000   Sq Ft: 1248   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.246   
Ad # 2878619

Home for sale on East Lake,Yorba Linda, California image photo picture

East Lake Home for sale in Yorba Linda, California


Upgraded East Lake Village Estate with Dream Backyard & View of ...
Home 4 3.0  
$1,590,000   Sq Ft: 2477   Year: 1986    Acres: 0.190   
Ad # 2884914

Home for sale on Kelly Lake,Watsonville, California image photo picture

Kelly Lake Home for sale in Watsonville, California


Great Location!! Wonderful 3/2 bath home in established ...
Home 3 2.0  
$1,050,000   Sq Ft: 2159   Year: 1987    Acres: 0.256   
Ad # 2857801

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

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


Spacious Woodward Lake Home waiting for you. Just a short walk ...
Home 5 4.0  
$840,000   Sq Ft: 3444   Year: 1991    Acres: 0.193   
Ad # 2889813

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