Arrowhead Woods is changing; growing as a resort community, declining in local full-time population. Only an hour or two hour drive for 18 million Southern Californians, Lake Arrowhead has been a magnet for a safe, easy to reach getaway.
The lake is private, protected by its’ own management, Arrowhead Lake Association. We have all the joys of life; clean air, forest, streets and trails, quiet, great restaurants, casual living, a million stars, safe and close to home. Starting with September 2001, accelerating with the recession, we offer a mile high vacation, weekend, even one day, away from it all…for buyers, a blessing.
Running annually at 82% – 83% for the preceding four years, Arrowhead Woods second home sales were lower, but still a clear population shift. Year after year, we hope for balance and stability, but our mountain lifestyle is the draw.
Arrowhead Woods overall part-time home ownership rose from 65% in the 1990s, to 67% by 2000, to 70% in 2014.
Home sales in 2014 held up at 79% as second home buyers came to Arrowhead Woods. The great upsurge in vacation home sales began with the burst of the bubble in 2007, and the sharp drop in employment on the mountain and across California and the nation. Foreclosures and short sales hit the full-time homeowners the hardest. Gas prices added to the pain of full-time owners getting or finding work. Buyers cautiously looked for a lifestyle change.
The clearest confirmation of the population shift is the Rim of the World School System, declining in students for the past six years. We have closed two schools and reduced the number of teachers. Fewer children, fewer families, fewer full-time homes. Declining average water usage by a rising part-time population has been reported by LACSD water company.