Lake Forest

Lake Forest is a city in Orange County, California. The population was 77,264 at the 2010 census.

Lake Forest incorporated as a city on December 20, 1991. Prior to incorporation, the community had been known as El Toro. Following a vote in 2000, Lake Forest expanded its city limits to include the master-planned developments of Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills. This expansion brought new homes and commercial centers to the Northeastern boundary of the city. Lake Forest (along with its neighboring cities Mission Viejo and Irvine) is ranked as one of the safest cities in the country.

Lake Forest has two lakes from which the city gets its name. The lakes are man-made, and condominiums and custom homes ranging from large to small line their shores. Neighborhood associations manage the lakes. Lake 1, known as the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, and Lake 2, the Sun and Sail Club. Each facility features tennis courts, gyms, basketball courts, barbecue pits, volleyball courts, multiple swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs and club houses for social events.

The "forest" for which the city is also named lies in the area between Ridge Route, Jeronimo, Lake Forest and Serrano roads, and consists mostly of Eucalyptus trees. It is also man-made, and was created in the first decade of the 1900s when a local landowner, Dwight Whiting, planted 400 acres of Eucalyptus groves in the vicinity of Serrano Creek as part of a lumber operation intended to draw development to the area. In the late 1960s, the Occidental Petroleum company developed a residential community in and around the Eucalyptus groves, which had long since expanded and grown much more dense.

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$2,199,000
Lake Forest, CA
5
beds
6
baths
Listing courtesy of McMonigle Group Corp CAREG
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$575,000
Lake Forest, CA
2
beds
1
baths
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage CAREG
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$369,900
Lake Forest, CA
2
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Realty One Group Inc CAREG
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$690,000
Lake Forest, CA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Realty Gratitude Corporation CAREG
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$930,263
Lake Forest, CA
4
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty CAREG
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