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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)

 
Condo for sale on Shaver Lake,Shaver Lake, California image photo picture

Shaver Lake Condo for sale in Shaver Lake, California


Stunning Shaver Woods fully furnished condos do not come onto ...
Condo 2 2.0  
$399,950   Sq Ft: 1076   Year: 1985    Acres: 0.031   
Ad # 2892710

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

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


Iconic legendary estate in Guard gated lake Sherwood! A world ...
Home 6 11.0  
$19,995,000   Sq Ft: 13276   Year: 2002    Acres: 6.686   
Ad # 2669090

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

Big Bear Lake Home for sale in Big Bear Lake, California


Live the luxurious lakeside lifestyle in coveted Eagle Point ...
Home 3 3.0  
$1,099,000   Sq Ft: 2024   Year: 1979    Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2873266

Home for sale on Clear Lake,Clearlake, California image photo picture

Clear Lake Home for sale in Clearlake, California


Live on the lake, homes sites on beautiful Clearlake and still ...
Home 1 2.0  
$199,950   Sq Ft: 946   Year: 1980    Acres: 0.280   
Ad # 2173564

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

Lake Elsinore Home for sale in Lake Elsinore, California


MOVE IN READY CONDITION! NO MELLO ROOS and super low HOA fees! ...
Home 4 3.0  
$639,900   Sq Ft: 2536   Year: 1988    Acres: 0.140   
Ad # 2845002

Lot for sale on Lake Tulloch,Jamestown, California image photo picture

Lake Tulloch Lot for sale in Jamestown, California


Do you love the outdoors? Do you dream of owning a waterfront ...
Lot
$164,000 Acres: 1.300   
Ad # 2786174

Home for sale on Pine Mountain Lake,Groveland, California image photo picture

Pine Mountain Lake Home for sale in Groveland, California


OWNER WILL FINANCE! 3.25% w/25% DOWN. This is it, you've found ...
Home 3 2.0  
$399,000   Sq Ft: 1434   Year: 1989    Acres: 1.370   
Ad # 2722825

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

Pinecrest Lake Home for sale in Pinecrest, California


The Land's Pinecrest cabin is located in the perfect spot for ...
Home 2 1.0  
$495,000   Sq Ft: 1070   Year: 1978    Acres: 0.380   
Ad # 2645514

Home for sale on Lake Shastina,Weed, California image photo picture

Lake Shastina Home for sale in Weed, California


Are you searching for tremendous value...so much more than a ...
Waterfront Home 5 5.0  
$1,495,000   Sq Ft: 7068   Year: 1988    Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2554077

Lot for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Oak Run, California image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Lot for sale in Oak Run, California


TURN-KEY CATTLE/HORSE RANCH IN THE HEART OF OAK RUN!! The Rocky ...
Waterfront Lot 3 3.0  
$3,200,000   Sq Ft: 2327   Year: 1952    Acres: 214.000   
Ad # 2611491

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