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Choosing the Best Big Bear Neighborhood

Once you've been pre-qualified for a loan, you should be ready to put your house-hunting efforts into high gear. The next important step in the home buying process is scouting out the Big Bear neighborhoods and getting familiar with each area. The best way to get started in your neighborhood search is to get in your car and explore, especially if you're unfamiliar with Big Bear. Ask your agent for a map and just start driving around. Get an idea about the neighborhoods by seeing first hand which areas appeal to … [Read more...]

Big Bear Rescue Zoo

Located in Moonridge next to the golf course, the “Big Bear Rescue Zoo” is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (weather permitting, Memorial Day to Labor Day). It was formerly known as the “Moonridge Zoo”, but changed its name last month. The Zoo was created in response to the devastating 1959 fire which left injured animals. The Zoo now rehabilitates and cares for animals that can’t be released back into the wild. They have used some of the animals to create educational outreach programs, visiting schools and youth … [Read more...]

Big Bear Neighborhood Spotlight – Moonridge

With its heavily forested hills and valleys, central location, and endless recreational opportunities, the Moonridge area is one of Big Bear’s more popular residential neighborhoods. Moonridge is home to Bear Mountain Ski Resort, Bear Mountain Golf Course, and the Moonridge Animal Park (also known as the Big Bear Rescue Zoo). The San Bernardino National Forest virtually surrounds the area and several popular hiking trails originate and wind through the steep canyons and hills. Big Bear Lake, the Big Bear Airport, … [Read more...]

Big Bear Real Estate – Tour Moonridge

The Moonridge area is comprised of Lower Moonridge, Upper Moonridge and High Timber Ranch. It backs up to the San Bernardino National Forest and was one of the first areas settled in Big Bear Lake. Today it's home to the Moonridge Zoo, the Bear Mountain Golf Course, and Bear Mountain Resort. The area is loaded with hiking trails and is a perfect location if you love mountain biking. Aside from activities there are shops and great places for lunch. Lower Moonridge The lower section of Moonridge has all of the … [Read more...]

The Big Bear Cowboy

  The history of the cowboys in the Big Bear area is intertwined with cattle ranching in the valley. There were several large cattle ranches including the I.S. Ranch in west Big Bear Lake, the Shay Ranch at Shay Meadows, and the Hitchcock Ranch in Holcomb Valley. The grazing began in the San Bernardino Mountains around 1857 with both cattle and sheep. Gus Knight from Knight’s Camp, Jim Erwin from Erwin Lake and Will Talmadge, who owned lakefront property, were among the valley’s first ranchers. Cattle were … [Read more...]

Moonridge Is The Location Many Buyers Prefer.

There are many reasons buyers pick Moonridge as the location they want to own a primary or second home. Maybe it's the proximity to Bear Mountain Ski Resort, the Moonridge Zoo, the Bear Mountain Golf Course, Snow Summit, Shopping Centers, Restaurants and the National Forest. Moonridge truly has it all, it might be the abundance of tall Pinion Pines, or the mountainous terrain that let's them know they are not in the city. Many Moonridge locations have ski slope views or lake views that are not available in other … [Read more...]

High Timber Ranch – Moonridge – Home Sales For 2007

The High Timber Ranch area of Moonridge has been around since 1999. The first phase contained 67 parcels. The second phase, which came up for sale in 2001, had 47 lots. There is potential for another 200 parcels to be developed within the next 2-5 years, depending on the real estate market conditions. The area has underground utilities along with protective CC&R's. Even though most of the properties are over 1/2 acre of land, horses are not allowed in the High Timber Ranch area. Currently, there is no … [Read more...]