Why Live in Lake County
Located in beautiful Northern California just two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay area, the Sacramento Valley, or the Pacific Coast. Lake County is the perfect destination for a fun family vacation, a romantic weekend getaway or let us help you find that dream home you have always wanted at the Lake.
Dotted with vineyards. orchards, and charming small towns. Lake County is home to Clear Lake, California’s largest natural freshwater lake, and we boast about the cleanest air in the entire state. In fact, Lake County rarely experiences coastal or valley fog, which translates into lots of sunshine- approximately 265 days of clear or partly clear skies on average.
Lake County is a destination for the outdoor enthusiast with a wide range of trails for hiking, biking, of road adventures and many lakes for fishing, kayaking, and wakeboarding; for the nature lover with parks, preserves, open spaces for viewing many types of birds, animals and native plants; for the history buff with numerous museums, landmarks, pioneer towns, and Pomo culture; and it is a destination for the wine lover with some of California’s newest appellations, award-winning wines with friendly wineries.
Visitors can take a springtime mule-drawn wagon tour of a historic ranch complete with authentic chuckwagon barbecue and local wine, go soaring in a glider high above hills and valleys covered in vineyards, majestic oaks, and whispering pines, or paddle a kayak for an up-close view of nesting herons, soring eagles(yes Eagles!) or dancing grebes.
Any time of year is right for discovering Lake county. In Spring, vibrant redbud blossoms and wildflowers blanket valleys and meadows, making the area’s already-stunning landscape even more picturesque. During summer, warm weather and the lure of the lake beckon, enticing visitors and residents alike to a myriad of activities at the water’s edge. Independence Day celebrations include parades and colorful fireworks displays in many of the small towns and all the over the lake.
With autumn comes the joy of exploring roadside farm stands, harvest festivals, and tasting rooms to savor the flavors of the area’s premium pears, crunchy walnuts, and award-winning wines. Late fall and winter activities include holiday fairs and festivals, lighted parades and even an annual teddy bear reunion, all the things you want in a small county atmosphere.
We encourage you to come and speak with us, visit us here at our site, send us an email or give us a call so we can entice you with all the options our Beautiful County has to offer.