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Big Bear Lake, California   Add Favorite    5 Reviews | Review This Place


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What Bert Has To Say About Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area

Riverside County and San Bernardino County to the north form this metro area. Like many such metro areas in the Southwest, it extends far into uninhabited desert areas, in this case east through the Mojave Desert to the Nevada/Arizona border. Larger than nine U.S. states, it is often referred to as the Inland Empire. Cities in the western portion, including Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, and a patchwork of other communities, are developed suburbs of the Los Angeles area with a rapidly growing and increasingly self-sufficient economy.

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Quick Facts About Big Bear Lake

    The unemployment rate in Big Bear Lake is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Big Bear Lake jobs have Increased by 3.44 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Big Bear Lake's cost of living is 23.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Big Bear Lake's population is 5,213 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.58 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Big Bear Lake is $297,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -17.34 percent.
    Big Bear Lake public schools spend $8,728 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.7 students per teacher in Big Bear Lake.

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Not for everyone

We moved to Big Bear Lake a couple of years ago from Los Angeles because of my husband's job. It is a somewhat pretty city, the lake is mirky and surrounded by trash,... (Read More)



Just not for everyone...

Big Bear Lake, a beautiful setting in a remote mountain community in Southern California. A draw to tourists from the Los Angeles area for skiing, boating, and mountain... (Read More)




In the San Bernardino mountains of Southern California, this little town has almost everything you would want to see and do. In the spring and summer the lake is filled... (Read More)



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