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Old 01-11-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Chester, Lake Almanor. Eagle Lake, a little known treasure.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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We currently live in southern california and are looking to move to a small lake town somewhere in Califonia? Any suggestions? We vacation every year in Bass Lake and love the trees and climate.

What we're looking for:
- Small town feel
- Less Expensive housing
- Lake properties
- Recreational lake (boating, fishing, etc.)
- Lots of trees
- Lower crime

I know i'm looking for the dream spot, but it's worth a shot.

Any suggestions would be helpful. We're looking to open a small business near the area we reside in.
Lake Arrowhead
Big Bear Lake
Lake Tahoe
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Tahoe can be a bit pricey. While I would sell my soul for a lakefront Tahoe home, the devil already told me my soul was not worth the cost of a Tahoe Lakefront, I got turned down,
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Lake Isabella is not bad but not much waterfront property. Millerton also comes to mind. As a fellow boater, I'm thinking Tennessee lakefront property for my retirement.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Paso Robles/Atascadero/Santa Margarita in northern San Luis Obispo County. You would be near Lake San Antonio, Santa Margarita Lake and Lake Naciemento. In southern San Luis Obispo County you could look at the 5 Cities area where you would be near Lopez Lake. Good luck in your search.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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While those lakes do exist, since moving here we have gone from avid sailors to boats are for sale. These lakes are tiny and murky. Admittedly we were spoiled, but we cannot adjust to these lakes. If one wants a true lake town experience, depending on income, Clearlake is a good choice, or Tahoe. Almanor and Eagle lake as I mentioned, are truly great, as is Whiskytown.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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Lake Tahoe is beyond expensive. A shack there is 800 grand.

Why not Lake Arrowhead? No crime, and real estate has crashed. Former 2 million dollar homes are now under 700 K. You can get a lovely home for $400,000.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Try the little town of Harmony in San Luis Obispo County. If your are standing on Main St. facing north there is a HUGE lake to your left!
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:47 PM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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I've done a lot of fishin' at Lake Naciemiento. There are homes & cabins around the lake. We had some great times thar.

One of my favorite fishin' holes is Lake Camanche south shore. There are homes not very far from the water. Lake is not far from Angel's Camp.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Lake Arrowhead
Big Bear Lake
Lake Tahoe
Lake Arrowhead is a great local So Cal area. Upscale but affordable. Go to my website. Lake Arrowhead Real Estate, Lake Gregory Homes, Twin Peaks/Running Springs Investment Property - Arrowheadlifestyles
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