Quality of Life

With a 95% satisfaction rating among residents, Lake Forest has the feel of a big city with the charm of a small town, a place where people are connected and involved. Consistently recognized as one of the safest cities in America, Lake Forest has well established neighborhoods, business watch programs, and a strong community service program. Residents benefit from an excellent educational system led by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, along with leading healthcare services.

Outdoor Attractions
In addition to the renowned Southern California weather, Lake Forest is surrounded by unsurpassed outdoor sports areas and scenery. Graced by the Saddleback Mountains, the City has 29 public parks and a collection of fun and challenging equestrian, biking, and hiking trails, including Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch Regional Wilderness Park.
Lake Forest Area Homes and Surrounding Hills
Housing options are abundant throughout Lake Forest, including workforce and executive housing communities and neighborhoods. The hillsides, lakes, and groves of eucalyptus trees provide the perfect backdrop for a diverse mix of quality housing from high-end single family communities to luxury condominiums and affordable housing.

Expanding lifestyle entertainment and retail options is an increasing focus for the city. The city's 2 primary dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations are the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre and The Arbor on El Toro Road. These destination centers, along with numerous neighborhood retail centers, provide a wide array of dining and shopping options.
The Orchard Shopping Center with Fountain and Tables