South Orange County is a beautiful place. Here in this part of the county a city called Lake Forest is a great example of why people love to live in Orange County. Lake Forest is rich in history. For many years Lake Forest was referred to as El Toro, a name associated with the bulls that roamed the Don Serranos Ranch established in 1846. In the early 1900s Dwight Whiting planted over 400 acres of eucalyptus trees in the then growing agricultural community. In the 1960s Occidental Petroleum entered the scene and created a planned community around the trees and several man made lakes. Thus the name for the city was adopted-Lake Forest. With the advent of World War II and its close proximity to the US Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, the area grew rapidly. Following the war the need for real estate in Lake Forest and support services increased and the air station grew. Lake Forest has remained a charming small community in the beautiful Saddleback Valley. It is the place to live a good life, raise and support a family and enjoy life.
Lake Forest Community
Lake Forest, CA is one of the newer cities in Southern Orange County, California that is truly a wonderful place to live. Lake Forest Real Estate is very desirable for a number of reasons. This is a city where you can be at ease and relax. Lake Forest is among Mission Viejo and Irvine in ranking as some of the safest cities in the USA. Private researchers have ranked Lake Forest in the top 20 safest in the country. Lake Forest has all the amenities that you would need and more. Being in Orange County, Lake Forest is also close to everything else you would want. The population has been estimated in a recent census to be about 80,000. Lake Forest gets its name from the planned lakes that are surrounded by city's condominiums and custom homes. The Eucalyptus groves between Ridge Route, Jeronimo, Lake Forest and Serrano roads make up a dense local "forest".
Since Lake Forest was incorporated as a city in the early 1990's, it has expanded its border to include the neighboring master planned communities of Portola Hills, Foothill Ranch. Lake Forest is an area that is characterized by new homes as well as being business friendly. There are various commercial centers to the Eastern boundary of Lake Forest. In fact several larger corporations have headquarters and large facilities in Lake Forest. A drive through Lake Forest will allow you to see the buildings for sunglass producer Oakley Inc, hard drive manufacturer Western Digital and more.
Lake Forest Activities
There is so much to do in Lake Forest, you may not want to leave. The Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club and Sun and Sail Club has everything an active person would want. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, gyms, volleyball courts, multiple swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs and more! You can entertain guests and then have parties and social events at the community barbecue pits and club houses. Residents can enjoy as fun or as relaxing a time as they want! Come out for a visit and we can show you what living in Lake Forest is like!
Lake Forest Homes
The Century 21 Rainbow Team is a group of professional real estate agents that are here to help you make the most of your next real estate transaction. They can make it as easy as possible for you to buy or sell your next property, condo or home in Lake Forest. Look through our featured listings and glance over various Lake Forest homes for sale on the MLS. Then give the Century 21 Rainbow Team a call to set up an appointment.
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Data compiled using 2nd quarter 2018 data vs. same period from 2017
|RATING*||SCHOOL NAME||GRADES||SCHOOL TYPE|
|4||Lake Forest Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|3||Ralph A. Gates Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|3||Santiago Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|4||La Madera Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|2||Olivewood Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|4||Rancho Canada Elementary School||Kindergarten - 6th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Oxford Preparatory Academy - Saddleback Valley||Kindergarten - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||Serrano Intermediate School||7th Grade - 8th Grade||Public|
|4||El Toro High School||9th Grade - 12th Grade||Public|
|N/A||Lake Forest Montessori School||Preschool - 2Nd Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Montessori On The Lake School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Arbor Christian School||Preschool - Kindergarten||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Abiding Savior Lutheran School||Preschool - 8th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Fulbright Montessori Academy||Preschool - 1St Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Grace Christian Schools||Preschool - 6th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Montadhar Peace School||Kindergarten - 9th Grade||Private/Charter|
|N/A||Heritage Montessori School||Private/Charter|
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