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Big Bear Neighborhood Overview – Castle Glen Estates


The Castle Glen neighborhood is one of the most sought after locations in all of Big Bear Lake.

Generally referred to as a subarea of Fox Farm, Castle Glen is known as the area “up on the hill” above Stater Bros.  It also borders Hwy. 18 along the Baker Pond section of Big Bear Lake.

History of Castle Glen

Castle Glen, which consists of a total of 245 parcels, was first developed at the end of 1998 in the hilltop area previously referred to as ‘Rebel Ridge.’  Lot prices in the first phase ranged from $39,900 up to $69,900.  As the second, third, and final phases came in, prices for the top lots in the area were well over $200,000.

Today, the subdivision is approx. 70% built out.  Most of the homes are newer log or mountain style, with sizes ranging from 1,800 sqft. to over 5,000 sqft.  Lot sizes in area range from 10,000 sqft. on up to 40,000 sqft., nearly an acre.

What makes Castle Glen so attractive?

Within walking distance to the lake and shopping, and just a short drive to the ski slopes and Village area, Castle Glen’s central location is obviously one of the major upsides to owning a property in the area. There are plenty of other advantages as well. The subdivision sits perched high up on the hillside, making for some attractive views of the Big Bear Valley.  In fact, some of the best lake, ski slope, and mountain views in Big Bear are found in the Castle Glen area.


The area is nearly surrounded by open space and eagle preserve.  Many of the homes in Castle Glen back to this private space, adding to the quiet mountain ambiance.  Upscale homes, pride of ownership, underground utilities, and protective CC&R’s round out the best features that Castle Glen offers.

Real Estate Values in Castle Glen

Home prices in the area today range from the upper $400,000’s to just over $2,000,000.  The highest closed residential sale in the history of Castle Glen is $1,900,000, which two properties in the area share the honor of.  Vacant lots in Castle Glen range from the mid $100,000’s to the upper $400,000’s.  Generally speaking, the better the views and setting, the higher the land/house price is going to be.

Castle Glen Resources

Tract Map of Castle Glen

CC&R’s Castle Glen area

Where is Castle Glen Located in Big Bear? & A Closer Up Version

Photos of the Castle Glen Area/Houses

If you are looking for a centrally located property with great views and an upscale neighborhood, then Castle Glen may be the fit for you.

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