Lake Forest Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
The city of Lake Forest rests in the middle of Orange County and Saddleback Valley. Serrano Creek park is one of the larger parks in Lake Forest, where outdoor recreation is a way of life. Originally a ranch and agricultural community, Lake Forest has become a diversified market close to the Orange County Airport and Amtrak station.
Lake Forest’s climate is a typical temperate California climate, with beautiful summers and long winters. The high temperatures in the summer range from the 70’s to the low 60’s. The winter temperatures are in the 60’s, with lows in the high 40’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population of Lake Forest in 2019 was 85,623, with a growth rate of 1.8%. The job growth has increased by 1.94% and in ten years, is predicted to have increased by 34.79%. The largest industries are in professional, scientific, technical service, finance, insurance, computers and electronic products. The major employers are Panasonic Avionics, CooperVision, Kaiser Aluminum, and Oakley.
The city takes a proactive role in expanding existing businesses and encouraging entrepreneurial activity. There are many outdoor recreation opportunities as well. Lake Forest’s 30 public parks, and the Whiting Ranch Regional Wilderness Park, offer acres of land ideal for outdoor activities. The cost of living is high, due to the Lake Forest real estate market and high cost of housing.
With the feel of a smaller city and the nearby amenities of Los Angeles, job opportunities in a variety of industries, and temperate climate, Lake Forest will continue to attract more people to this suburban community.