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Big Bear City Reviews
Review Big Bear City
Great place to live. It has many great, beautiful scenic views. Great trails, restaurants, small shops, and great people. Many teens that live here say they want to move but when they do, they end up missing it tons, and want to move back because their friends are here. It's the fact that it's a small community that makes you feel special, you feel loved by the caring people that reside here. A place of great things, and I know I've been here for years.
The weather is what could be described as four seasons, which is not typical for Southern California. However, because we are located at 6,000 feet above sea level and have 2 mountain ski resorts that are above 8,000 feet, we have snow in the winter and refreshing summers that typically sit in the low 70s. The snow storms are never very severe and do not last for months (usually only days or weeks) and then melt between storms. Our lake is being impacted by the drought, however, and is looking unusually low. The only concern for natural disasters would be earthquakes (the last good shake was in 1992) which are not too concerning, and wild fires, due to our proximity to national forest surrounding the valley. Wardrobe items include bathing suits, shorts and tank tops for the summer, and beanie hats, gloves and parkas for the winter.
There are a few (and I mean few) good quality restaurants to choose from. Primarily there are lower end restaurants but no medium style chain or otherwise places to take a family to. There is a little variety. Mexican, Himilayan, American, and Thai. But nothing to shout out from the roof tops. The Big Bear Brewery has an avocado bomb that is yummy, El Jacalito has some tasty fajitas, and the Peppercorn has some great salads and steak dishes. For a little dive bar, Murray's serves some extra large portions, inexpensively priced, tasty burgers and steaks (and Karaoke if you dare).