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Lake Arrowhead: California's Alps
The 2006 Winter Olympics have riveted Americans with the awesome vistas of the Italian Alps. If you're one of the many people who have added the Alps to their list of destinations to visit someday, take heart. There are places closer to home that offer those same stunning vistas. One such place, in fact, is a short drive from Los Angeles, in San Bernardino county: Lake Arrowhead, California.
Lake Arrowhead has been called “California's Alps.” While the people of this community have all of Southern California's famous warmth, the mountains, the pine trees, and the climate are totally alpine. Snowy but mild winters make for some of the West Coast's best skiing. In the summer, Southern Californians escape here to swim or canoe in the lake and breathe in the mountain valley's cool, clean air.
Lake Arrowhead, California Real Estate
Close-to-home wonderlands like Lake Arrowhead aren't just great places to visit. Many people in tight real estate markets are finding that such places offer a unique opportunity for owning and investing in real estate. According to Lake Arrowhead (CA) real estate agent Louisa Millington, owning your weekend getaway can save money over the long term. In addition to any possible appreciation of the property value, renting can provide investment income. In the Lake Arrowhead real estate market, you can rent not only to long-term tenants, but also to vacationers at higher vacation rates.
If you check out the Lake Arrowhead real estate for sale, you'll find that prices are still more down to earth than in much of southern California.
What's most amazing is that if you're not a native of Southern California, you may never have even heard of this place. Perhaps it's Lake Arrowhead's lower profile that has saved it from overdevelopment, preserving its quiet beauty.
Lake Arrowhead Information
According to UCLA, Lake Arrowhead enjoys “310 days of sunshine.” While that may not impress Southern Californians, Lake Arrowhead also boasts four utterly distinct seasons, including snow on the mountains in winter—yet with daytime temperatures that rarely go below freezing and often reach 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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