Lake Arrowhead, California

Lake Arrowhead, California

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lake Arrowhead, California
settlement_type = CDP

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map_caption = Location in San Bernardino County and the state of California

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = California
subdivision_name2 = San Bernardino
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area_total_km2 = 32.8
area_total_sq_mi = 12.6
area_land_km2 = 29.6
area_land_sq_mi = 11.4
area_water_km2 = 3.2
area_water_sq_mi = 1.2
elevation_ft = 5174
elevation_m = 1577
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 8934
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population_density_km2 = 272.4
population_density_sq_mi = 709
timezone = PST
utc_offset = -8
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longd = 117 |longm = 11 |longs = 29 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = PDT
utc_offset_DST = -7
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 92352
area_code = 909
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blank_info = 06-39444
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Lake Arrowhead is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, USA. It lies within a census-designated place (CDP) by the same name, adjacent to the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir. The population of the CDP was 8,934 at the 2000 census. Lake Arrowhead Village is an unincorporated community, with the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce the "de facto" governing body. As of January 2008, Angela Yap is the Chairman of the Board and Lewis Murray is the President/CEO of the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce. There seems to be a moderate amount of new residents moving to this scenic lake in the mountains. Fact|date=August 2008

The University of California, Los Angeles operates the nearby UCLA Conference Center, a full-service conference facility with lodging and meeting space.

Lake Arrowhead is also home to the Ice Castle International Training Center, an Olympic quality training facility for figure skaters.

For many years, Lake Arrowhead was the home of Santa's Village, "a fairyland setting where Santa's gnomes, elves and little animal friends make up a children's and grownups' paradise the year round." The tourist attraction opened in 1955 and closed 1998.

The Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club began operations in 1932 and is home to over 350 members and a fleet of over 35 sailboats.

Economy & culture

As a scenic mountain resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead's economy is almost completely supported by tourism, both by casual vacationers and part-time residents. The primary tourism industries include real estate, lodging, dining, recreation, and retail sales. A complete list of amenities can be located at the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce website [ Despite this, full-time residents of Lake Arrowhead and surrounding mountain communities maintain a strong identity and sense of local pride. While Lake Arrowhead has no official "town center", the Lake Arrowhead Village serves as the main commercial area for both locals and tourists and includes a number of factory outlets, boutiques, restaurants, and a supermarket.


Lake Arrowhead is located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, about 10-15 minutes north of San Bernardino. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Lake Arrowhead is located at coor dms|34|14|54|N|117|11|21|W|city. This is near the intersection of State Routes 173 and 189 near the economic center of the community. According to the United States Census Bureau Lake Arrowhead is located at coor dms|34|15|23|N|117|11|29|W|city (34.256290, -117.191326)GR|1. This is near the geographic center of the CDP. The CDP has a total area of 32.8 km² (12.7 mi²). 29.7 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 3.2 km² (1.2 mi²) of it (9.71%) is water.

Lake Arrowhead Reservoir is a man-made lake with a surface area of approximately 780 acres (3.2 km²) and a capacity of 48,000 acre feet (59,000,000 m³).cite web
title=Listing of Dams
publisher=California Department of Water Resources, Division of Dam Safety
] Outside of Lake Arrowhead Village there are several residential communities, which include: Cedar Glen, Blue Jay, Rimforest, Skyforest, Crest Park, Deer Lodge Park, and Aqua Fria. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the area. Seven miles north of Lake Arrowhead is the Pacific Crest Trail, which boasts some of the most scenic vistas in Southern California.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,934 people, 3,243 households, and 2,445 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 301.3/km² (780.4/mi²). There were 8,857 housing units at an average density of 298.7/km² (773.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.47% White, 0.56% African American, 0.88% Native American, 1.02% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.55% of the population.

There were 3,243 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,826, and the median income for a family was $65,183. Males had a median income of $50,016 versus $35,526 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,176. About 7.3% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.


In the state legislature Lake Arrowhead is located in the 31st Senate District, represented by Republican Robert Dutton, and in the 59th Assembly District, represented by Republican Anthony Adams. Federally, Lake Arrowhead is located in California's 41st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +9 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url= | accessdate = 2008-02-10] and is represented by Republican Jerry Lewis.


External links

* [ Lake Arrowhead Village]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Area Lodging, Dining and Real Estate Information]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Yacht Club Website]
* [ Arrowhead Lake Association]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Community Services District]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Mountain Arts Network - Non Profit Art Association]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Lodging, Dining, and Activity Information]
* [ Lake Arrowhead Ca, lodging and real estate]

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