Lake Forest, California 

15 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and MapsHomes For Sale

Population

85,329

+6.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$92,781

Median Home Price

$875,100

Median Age

39

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.4 / 8.6

summer / winter

Los Angeles Gifts

Best Places to Live in Lake Forest, California

National-center complex - Southern California Coast, south and west of the San Bernardino Mountains. June, May and October are the most pleasant months in Lake Forest, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Lake Forest, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Entertainment
Coastline and beach areas
Big-city amenities
Cons
Overcrowding
Air quality
Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area

In the mid–20th century, the complex Los Angeles–Long Beach area started as a warm-weather paradise with a strong economic base and the attraction of cosmopolitan adventure. The area is huge. Because of earthquake risk and the increasing importance of the automobile, the city built outward—into every nook and cranny of available level land for miles—rather than upward


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: California
County: Orange County
Metro Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Lake Forest
Zip Codes: 92630 92610 92676
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 104 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lake Forest jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lake Forest's cost of living is 67.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lake Forest's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
#WeatherDataText# Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Orange county remained moderately Democratic, 53.5% to 44.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lake Forest's population is 85,329 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lake Forest is Real Estate: $875,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.2%.

SCHOOLS
Lake Forest public schools spend $8,589 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 28.2 students per teacher in Lake Forest. More Education



Best Places to Live in Lake Forest Rankings


Housing Market in Lake Forest

It's a good time to buy in Lake Forest. Home Appreciation is up 17.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lake Forest is $875,100.

View More Data >

Reviews for Lake Forest   15 Reviews
Great place to live if you can afford it - 4/14/2020
As a retired senior who has lived in Lake Forest (formerly El Toro) since 1977 I think LF is a great place if you can afford it. When we moved here in June '77 homes... Read More

Start Your Review of Lake Forest


Lake Forest is a great place to live ACTUALLY - 1/13/2020
I’ve lived here for 2 years. Ok, it’s more like a 4 but there are so many idiots downplaying what it’s like here and giving Lake Forest ones and twos. There are a lot of... Read More

Dreary - 2/5/2019
I've lived here for 5 and a half years and it's the worst. There's no way to describe the inherent awful nature of Lake Forest without sounding like I'm exaggerating.... Read More


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Lake Forest, California to any other place in the USA.


MAPS OF LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Lake_Forest,California Map
ZIP CODES IN LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA
92630 92610 92676

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces