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Lake Forest, CA

Lake Forest, CA


Lake Forest, CA

Moving to Lake Forest, California?
Located in southern part one of the more vibrant and well-known counties in the U.S., Orange County, Lake Forest, CA, has been ranked by various studies as one of the safest cities in America. This city of 77,000 in the Saddleback Valley is a relatively young one, only being incorporated in 1991. The newness of the homes and planned communities in the city limits reflect that youthfulness. It is less than 10 miles from Irvine, CA and just under an hour drive from Los Angeles. Lake Forest is home to the headquarters of eyewear maker Oakley and to Panasonic Avionics, supplier of in-flight entertainment for a large number of the major airlines.

Helpful Information for Moving to Lake Forest, CA
A number of well-known retailers have locations in the 17 square miles of Lake Forest, CA, including Walmart, Albertsons, CVS, Walgreens, Staples, Home Depot and AutoZone. Its proximity to Irvine enhances the shopping convenience for those everyday home supply needs.

There is one high school in Lake Forest, El Toro High, along with an intermediate school, seven elementary schools and several other private and Christian schools. Major universities within 10 miles include University of California--Irvine, Saddleback College (in Mission Viejo), Irvine Valley College, Brandman University and Concordia University.

There are three medical centers within five miles of the city.

Lake Forest, CA, is conveniently located between Interstate 5, connecting northwest to Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim and Los Angeles and south toward San Diego. To the northeast is the Foothill Transportation Corridor. Interstate 405 branches off I-5 nearby, providing quick access to many other suburbs of L.A.

It is mild year-round in Lake Forest, CA, with highs ranging from the mid- to upper 60s in the winter to the upper 70s and 80s during the dry summers.

Moving to Lake Forest, CA, Provides Access to an Assortment of Fun Activities
Over a dozen shopping centers in the city provide a number of places to shop and dine out. Being in Orange County means having a multitude of options for entertainment, from large theme parks to major sports events to big stadiums hosting big-time music shows.

There are 20 public parks, some of which are equipped with golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking and biking facilities. The landscape is rich with lakes and eucalyptus groves.

Although Lake Forest is located an urban area, outdoors getaways and adventures are very nearby. Limestone Canyon Wilderness Park, Cleveland National Forest and the Laguna Coast Wilderness park are all less than an hour drive. Hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, water sports, winter sports and the beach are not far at all.

More Practical Information for Moving to Lake Forest, CA
City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Things to Do
El Toro High School
Resident Information

The service center for Lake Forest, CA is located in Anaheim, CA.

Information about Lake Forest, CA

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Orange
Latitude: 33.6333
Longitude: -117.6833
Zip Codes: 92630
92675