Sitting just to the east of Highway 5, Lake Forest is a larger community in Orange County with nearly 80,000 residents. Two man-made lakes are what give this beautiful city its name. The first lake, which is referred to as the Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, offers all sorts of amenities and facilities for residents to use! The second lake, known as the Sun and Sail Club, offers swim lessons, sport courts, recreational rooms that can be rented out, outdoor areas for summer BBQs and parties and much more!
The schools in the city of Lake Forest are divided into three different school districts: Irvine Unified School District, Orange School District and Saddleback Valley Unified School District, All three districts have a great reputation and fantastic educational programs. If you like one district more than the other, it might sway your housing options within Lake Forest.
Food is not spare in Lake Forest! There are so many great restaurants that you won’t know which one to hit up first! The Hat in downtown Lake Forest is definitely first on the list! The Hat is known for its “World Famous Pastrami” and many customers love the Bar-B-Que Beef Pastrami Dip. For a good morning pick-me-up head over to Bagels and Brew where one of their specialties is the colorfully famous Unicorn Bagel!
Although there’s some great shopping options within downtown Lake Forest, many residents like to travel a short 10 minutes down the road to the Irvine Spectrum. Some families even choose a home in Lake Forest because of the convenient proximity to a variety of things including the Irvine Spectrum. There’s a variety of parks and recreation centers offered for the kids on the weekends, but as for the parents, a favorite weekend activity in Lake Forest is wine tasting at the Hamilton Oaks Vineyard.
Annual events are popular in Lake Forest! The whole community comes together and it is usually a grand event! The best annual events to attend are the Rancho Days Fiesta in May and the Autumn Harvest Festival in the Fall. Both events have great food, fun games for the kids and music!
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