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This city was originally referred to as Rancho Canada De Los Alisos (the Valley of the Sycamores). A Mexican Land Grant was given to Don Jose Serrano who settled in the area in 1846, after which the area was known as El Toro. This name was derived from all the bulls that roamed his ranch. Don Jose and his family retained ownership of this land for more than a century but when financial hardships hit his family, the land was sold for private interests.

 

Dwight Whiting planted 400 acres of eucalyptus trees in the 1900s. These trees were fast-growing and played a role in lessening the lumber shortage at the time. Once World War II was over, the farmland area was being replaced by more residential and industrial development. And in the 1960s, Occidental Petroleum which was a master developer, started to create a master-planned community around the abundance of trees and man-made lakes. It was those same trees, along with two man-made lakes in the area, that led to the name Lake Forest.

 

Major companies in the area such as Oakley, Wet Seal, Del Taco, Black & Decker and a few more thrive in Lake Forest making the city slogan a perfect fit: “Lake Forest, Where Work and Life Come Together Naturally.” Lake Forest is a city that’s fit for businesses of all kinds and for entrepreneurs alike.

 

The charming community has the amenities of a large metropolitan city is an amazing place to live. It has well-planned neighborhoods that offer safety and great aesthetics. The weather is considered mild Mediterranean and there are ample rich green hills, tons of eucalyptus trees and lakes. The homes available in this city offer a variety for any homebuyer. There are lake front homes, equestrian estates, luxury condos, town homes and even mobile home parks as well as retirement communities.

 

Lake Forest is perfect for outdoor lovers and anyone who enjoys a wide range of local activities to get the body moving. Summer concerts, community playhouse productions and other special events fill each year with programs for all age groups. Education and employment opportunities are plentiful in Lake Forest. Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the top employer in the city, with a total of 1,703 employees under its belt.

 

The median household income is $167,404 as of 2019.

Population: Approximately 83,974 as of 2019

 

Well Known Places in Lake Forest

Saddleback Church

Heritage Hill Historic Park

Arden Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens

 

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The city has the largest public skateboard complex in North America. It’s Called The Etnies Skatepark.

It’s Orange County’s 31st city.

Lake Forest is 17.9 square miles.

 

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      Lake Forest Schools

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      949-459-9370
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      949-830-9945
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      949-837-2260
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      949-470-4885
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      949-770-1415
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      949-768-5252
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      KG-6
      949-837-6682
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      949-586-2820
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      KG-6
      Not Available
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      PK-8
      949-340-1695
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      Not Available
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      PK-1
      949-232-1096
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      949-459-9370
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      949-830-9945
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      949-837-2260
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      949-470-4885
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      949-770-1415
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      949-768-5252
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      949-837-6682
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      949-586-2820
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      949-340-1695
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      949-232-1096
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      949-586-3221
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      949-586-6333
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