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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)

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

Home 4 4.0  
$1,175,000   Sq Ft: 1800   Year: 1999    Acres: 0.213   
Ad # 2715210

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

Donner Lake Home for sale in Truckee, California

Newer mountain home a block from Donner Lake. One of the few ...
Home 4 3.0  
$1,499,000   Sq Ft: 2376   Year: 2014    Acres: 0.110   
Ad # 2716115

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

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

Custom built 2042sqft home on 3 acres with attached 2 car garage ...
Home 3 2.0  
$489,000   Sq Ft: 2042   Year: 1992    Acres: 3.000   
Ad # 2716178

Home for sale on Grass Valley Lake,Lake Arrowhead, California image photo picture

Grass Valley Lake Home for sale in Lake Arrowhead, California

Your beautiful mount airy retreat awaits you! A unique turn key ...
Home 4 3.0  
$989,000   Sq Ft: 2190   Year: 2006    Acres: 0.227   
Ad # 2699399

Condo for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Redondo Beach, California image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Condo for sale in Redondo Beach, California

Fall in love as you step into this spacious, and newly remodeled ...
Condo 3 2.0  
$895,000   Sq Ft: 1500   Year: 1970    Acres: 3.712   
Ad # 2716164

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

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

Don't miss your chance at this one of a kind property in the ...
Home 3 2.0  
$6,000,000   Sq Ft: 1488   Year: 1976    Acres: 8.360   
Ad # 2715922

Home for sale on Folsom Lake,Granite Bay, California image photo picture

Folsom Lake Home for sale in Granite Bay, California

A bright and airy design makes this beautiful modern farmhouse a ...
Home 5 6.0  
$2,698,000   Sq Ft: 4364   Year: 0    Acres: 0.730   
Ad # 2602393

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

This charming home is conveniently located in the middle of ...
Home 4 3.0  
$1,679,000   Sq Ft: 2185   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.120   
Ad # 2677107

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

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

Located in the beautiful & desirable community of Bermuda Dunes ...
Home 5 5.0  
$1,500,000   Sq Ft: 4084   Year: 1997    Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2715858

Home for sale on Encino Reservoir,Encino, California image photo picture

Encino Reservoir Home for sale in Encino, California

Rare Lake Encino fixer on a mostly flat lot with pool and a ...
Home 5 4.0  
$2,495,000   Sq Ft: 2860   Year: 1976    Acres: 0.412   
Ad # 2704482

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