Say Shangri-La and we think of Lake Arrowhead, a haven, hideaway of idyllic beauty and tranquility in the mountains an hour or so away, but a world away.
A private lake and community in Southern California is a rare gem. Begin with a description of Arrowhead Woods, a community that began with the filling of Little Bear Valley, then renamed Lake Arrowhead. That was nearly 100 years ago.
At the moment we have 222 homes still in use, built before 1930, and another 440 built in the decade of the 1930s. Or go to the other end of the spectrum when a home shopper asks for something newer, not more than 25 years old; the total is only 1688 homes built 1990 – 2014, but only 125 are currently listed.
Arrowhead Woods is kind of exclusive. You can’t put a boat on the lake unless you own a home in Arrowhead Woods. Economically buildable land is in short supply, perhaps less than 500 new homes in the years ahead. We’re nearly full.
Lake Arrowhead is surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest, millions of trees, a mile high with an 18 mile mountain road rising to where you feel you can see all of Southern California… actually all the way to Catalina Island on special days… often above the clouds.
NOTICE: This is not a commercial. Come to Lake Arrowhead, spend a few days, but be careful, it could become a lifetime as it has for us!