Lake Forest

Summary of Lake Forest, CA

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If you are looking for your own piece of Southern California paradise, Lake Forest is the place for you!

Residents of Lake Forest enjoy wonderfully mild Mediterranean weather almost year-round at home, and out and about at our lush parks, scenic lakes, and rows of eucalyptus trees. Lake Forest is one of the Nation’s safest cities; ranking in the top 10 in the US. The city is home to master-planned communities making Lake Forest homes ideally located near top public and private schools and universities, shopping, dining, and recreation.

The business landscape in Lake Forest is strong with a mix of tech, manufacturing, and top brands located in the city. Lake Forest is home to Oakley, Inc., Wet Seal, Del Taco corporate offices, Panasonic Avionics, Apria Healthcare, Black & Decker, Western Digital, and Wonderware Corporation.

Lake Forest is known for supporting businesses and entrepreneurs taking a proactive approach to helping them grow and thrive.

Lake Forest homes are located near the interchanges of Interstate 5, 405, and the Foothill and Eastern Transportation Corridors. This creates easy access to all nearby major metropolitan areas such as San Diego, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire.

Life is never all work or all play – come to Lake Forest where work and life come together naturally!

Lake Forest Crime

Population Violent crime Murder and
non-negligent manslaughter
Forcible rape Robbery
75,780 92 0 8 32
Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft Arson
959 161 736 62 5

Lake Forest Climate

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Temps 68 68 69 72 73 75 79 80 80 77 72 67
Avg. Low Temps 44 45 47 50 54 58 61 60 59 54 48 43
Avg. Rain In. 2.85 3.42 1.96 0.88 0.25 0.11 0.06 0.03 0.25 0.65 1.09 2.38
Record High of 108 in 1963 
Record Low of 21 in 1949 

Lake Forest Recreation

  • Field Sports
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Lake & Water Sports
  • Rec & Fitness Center
  • Parks
  • Bowling
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis
  • Skate Park

Lake Forest Schools

  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Lake Forest Largest Employers

#EmployerEmployees
1Oakley2,740
2Panasonic Avionics Corporation1,200
3Stanley Black & Decker397
4Apria Healthcare350
5The Home Depot350
6Wonderware322
7Wet Seal272
8EyeShot250
9U.S. Real Estate Services230
10Walmart211

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